Friday, September 30, 2011

100 Quilts for Kids

Swim, Bike, Quilt
It's time for the 100 Quilts for Kids charity drive hosted by Kate@Swim, Bike, Quilt.

Here's my finished quilt, which I will be donating to Project Linus.
100 Quilts for Kids
This quilt has been taking pointers from my little L, and is spending lots of time hanging out in the tree. :)

I used a Tula Pink Plume jelly roll cut into coins. Paired with white sashing and a pastel pink back. Very girly! The binding fabric is a gorgeous gingham check that coordinated perfectly with the Plume.

Monday, September 26, 2011

For the Love of Solids

Now that the swap is finished I can show you the lovely goodies I sent and received.

I sent this gorgeous cathedral windows pillow cover to my partner, along with some other goodies that I was too lazy to take a picture of.
For the Love of Solids
This was my first attempt at a cathedral window project, and I was pretty happy about the way it turned out. I learned a lot along the way, and can't wait to make another one for myself.

I received the most amazing package from the uber-talented Teri/craktpot. I love every single item she sent. The mini quilt is proudly flaunting her stuff on the wall above my sewing machine, the Buttercup Bag never leaves my side, the bookmark and the hand-drawn card are also hanging out in my studio. They're too pretty to risk my kiddos running away with them. :)
For the Love of Solids - Received
Did I mention she made a gorgeous beaded zipper pull for the inside zip pocket?!? And how cute is that cluster of vintage buttons!?! Thank you Teri! You are the most amazing swap partner ever!!!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Pretty {little} Pouch Swap

I've been sewing up a storm, and have been terrible about taking pictures and posting progress. I've joined the fabulous Pretty {little} Pouch Swap. I watched the last round, and was wishing I was playing too. There have been some amazing pouches created in the last 2 rounds.

I'm very excited to get to sew a gorgeous pouch for my {secret} partner, and receive one in return. Here's my inspiration mosaic for this swap.
Pretty Little Pouch Swap

Right now I'm drawn towards more simplistic designs, with a punch of color.

Here's the pouch I made for my partner. I really hope she loves it as much as I do!
PLPS - Rnd 3
PLPS - Rnd 3
Lined with chartreuse to coordinate with the center piecing. Back is solid grey.
Dimensions: 8.5" wide, 6" tall, 2.5" deep at bottom, 6.5" strap.