Konda over at Moose on the Porch is hosting a Fat Quarter QAL. My sister in law designed a block for it. All of the blocks are a star pattern. I am going to use Rural Jardin and think it will patriotic with the red, white, and blue fabric.
Melissa from Happy Quilting is having a giveaway from one of my favorite online fabric stores--the Fat Quarter Shop. You have the chance to win a great FQ bundle. If you want the chance to win some fabric click here.
My niece is pregnant (cute--just looks like she has a volleyball under her shirt) and her baby shower was today. I of course made a quilt for baby Claira. I love the name by the way!! Here is the quilt.
The pattern is a disappearing nine patch (one of my favorite patterns) and the material is from scraps that I had. I love the bright colors and the way it turned out.
I also made her quilt for her crib. This is only the second dresden plate pattern that I have done. I love the way it turned out. What do you think?
So Easter this year was all about Pink and Brown. Every year, we coordinate clothes on Easter with myself and children. I made flowers for my 3 daughters to wear in their hair. I am pretty pleased with the way they came out. I was even asked by someone if I sell them. Hmmm...maybe I should start. What do you think?
To completely understand this quilt, you need to understand the story behind it.
Last year when I talked to my son at Christmas, he mentioned that he was sleeping with 2 half blankets. One across his legs and the other across his torso. He is 6'3" by the way. I of course asked if he would like to have a quilt and he said that it'd be nice. So I started right away making a quilt for him. It had to be manly and to find a pattern and fabric that was manly was not an easy task. I was finally able to find one I liked here. Then it was off to find the fabric. I started collecting greens and browns and it finally came together. The entire time I was working on it, I told myself I was making him a "whole" quilt and so the name of this quilt naturally became
I loved working on it and thinking that he is sleeping under it. It may be crazy, but the mom in me thinks of it a little bit of home for him.
Here is the back of it. I didn't want to buy more fabric for it, so I used the scraps to make the back
**excuse the pictures...they were taken before I thought of putting them on a blog and until he comes home, I will not be able to get new ones.
I made this memory board last year for my 14 year old daughter's birthday. She absolutely loves it and it was fun to make. I used this pattern. It really is a fun project and I want to make one for my classroom also.