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Plus Quilt!  Something I’ve had in my head for awhile and a stack prepped for it. The plus blocks come together sooooo quickly! I used this tutorial by Jennifer at Ellison Lane and just changed the measurements to make them bigger. Each block measures about 18 inches square.  The trickiest part was making sure I cut and sewed the directional prints the right way. :)

 

The back had to be a giant plus sign because…. well why not? I am seriously loving the 8 days a week fabric on the back, so much fun. I quilted it in black, white ended up being to stark on the front even though it’s my go to quilting color. Maybe I’m going to switch to black not that I’ve used it twice recently!  I did a free motion loopy quilting which is NOT in my comfort zone at all. I think it turned out pretty good. If I would’ve had the time I would have loved to do straight line quilting on this one like I did on my feather quilt. but that takes far to long.

I bound it in a lovely emerald and white polka dot. For that extra punch of color. Bonus the binding matches my sandals which is a must right?!?!?!!?

Oh my sweet and Spunky 10.5 months old. Where does the time go. She absolutely loved it when I spread the quilt on the ground, kept crawling all over it laughing. Sweetest!

 

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Dusting off the old blog here……

 

It’s been awhile since i blogged but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been busy! :) I have actually after counting them up last night have finished 6 quilts this year and am almost done with my 7th! Whoa. I haven’t made that many quilts in one year in a looooong time.

Without further ado here is my favorite quilt I have ever made! I will explain why!

My mom and I found a field to hold it up when we went to the Urban FarmGirl Main Street Market. Seriously check it out next year! It was a little windy. :) She was a good sport. Thanks Mom!

From the Moment I saw this feather quilt in someone’s Instagram feed at Quilt Market maybe Spring 2012? I just knew I HAD to make it, I stalked  Anna Marie Horner’s blog waiting to see if this would be a pattern. While waiting for the pattern to become available, Denyse Schmidt’s Chicopee line came out and I snatched that up as fast as possible! Seriously My favorite line of fabric to date. I knew immediately upon seeing it that it would make the most perfect Feather quilt. So it sat for awhile waiting for the pattern and time. The Pattern is Feather Bed Quilt by Anna Marie Horner and is available for free here.

I finally finished it a couple weeks ago and it is MY snuggle quilt. I don’t even like my kids to use it. hehehe

It took me a bit to figure out the perfect background fabric color and I finally bit the bullet and went with my gut even though it was so bold. This yellow is so bright and neon in person, it’s just a random quilting solid I found at Joann’s and never looked at the bolt to see what it actually was.  It’s thick like KONA and is very similar to KONA cactus, although cactus is more green.

The back is almost all the chicopee prints in a patchwork band surrounded by Crosshatch Sketch in Charcoal. I love the darkness of the back! The quilting is roughly 1/2″ straight lines and took FOREVER, but was worth it as it gives it so much more texture. You can see more of my dilemma with the quilting thread color in my Instagram feed. Lets just say there was some unpicking that had to be done.  The Binding is from Rashida Colmann-Hale’s Koi collection, It’s a Plus in gray. Love it, and it’s the perfect binding. I am going to see if I can scrounge up some more for my stash. :)

 

 

The pattern is a great and easy pattern, the worse part is all the cutting! :) It is definitely time consuming but the end result is so worth it! I would highly recommend starting this quilt immediately.

Have YOU made a feather quilt? Leave me a link I would love to check it out. :)

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Another Busy week as passed us by! Sharing my insatgrams a day late again. Oh well! :) Being busy just means we are getting lots done and having fun, right?!?!?

Linking up with Jeanett from life rearranged. Thanks so much for hosting Jeanett

 

Contemplating polkdotting a cardigan / Luke found some wheels / Knitting a hulu while I wait for my hubby to come to bed

Made myself a top with this awesome Field Study print / Playing play doh / Luke made you a play doh cookie. yum.

We went to the zoo on our 80+ degree weather day / I blogged about my new wall color in my living room /Luke being silly per usual

I finally got some art up on the wall in our upstairs hallway / Eating is much better with Mommies fork / Quilting the From:Me To:You October Prize. Have you nominated anyone this month?

 

Here’s to a productive and on time ;) week! Do you instagram? I would love to check out your feed.

 

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So… Yes, I had a Flea Market Booth and I sold lots of stuff. But I also bought a few things! ;) So I thought I would share with you guys!

I found some truly fantastic stuff! Several feed sacks, some of which are bright yellow (already working on a project with these), a lovely vintage quilt top for $10 (It is in rough shape so I will be cutting it up), some fun quilt blocks,  an awesome suitcase, some mini glass ornaments, a giant world map, new england ginger ale label, a playskool wooden mailbox, the cool canvas is hand written and I LOVE it, a and can you even handle the christmas tin? I couldn’t and for $1 I HAD to buy it.

 

Yes, I may have too much fun at Flea Markets! My favorite score to date is a vintage USA pull down map in the yummiest of colors. You may have caught a glimpse of it in various home pictures. It cost me a whopping $6. Have you ever scored big or found one of your favorite treasures at a flea market?

 

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Wow it seriously took me 4 days to write and get this post uploaded. I have to much to do lately.

Okay onto the blocks…..

Block # 4 Basket Weave

I like how it turned out. Simple and monochromatic, basically. :) Not sure of the fabrics, The green leaves is from a local quilting shop, and the other two are from Joanns.

 

Block #29 Economy

Love the colors I paired in this one. Kelly green is from Joann’s, the Pink zigzag I ordered online a long time ago. Michelle Miller? If anybody knows let me know and I will add it in. :)

 

Block #30 End of Day

This is one of my favorite color combos in general so I like this block a lot. Some Heather Bailey freshcut I believe, and then some red polka dots, and aqua floral from Joann’s.

 

Block #31 Evening Star

Oh I love this zigzag. I just got it at my local quilting store. The salvage says Anne Kelle for Robert Kaufman. And I think an Amy Butler Fabric?

 

I am the worst at remembering fabrics because I usually just buy bits and pieces here and there and mix and match lines. I think the only large amount of a single line I ever bought was Joel Dewberry and that was for a specific quilt.

 

Anyway. Here are all my blocks so far.  I am sticking with going as scrappy as possible, yet sticking to brighter bolder colors and prints. I love seeing them all come together.

Check out the awesome Flickr group of wonderful Farmer’s Wife Blocks. I just can’t get enough.

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The past week I have been working on quilts. Not as much as I’d like though since Luke is wearing me out with his constant movement. We are having a blast though!

 

Swoon Block #3

Still totally in love with this quilt. I cannot wait to make more blocks and get them finished.

I’m not sure what these fabrics are. They have been in my stash for awhile. I do know i purchased the coral at Joann’s, but I am not sure where I purchased the mustard.

 

Stacked Quilt:

One stack complete! I think it’s rather smashing. But it is a bit time consuming since I have to be careful how I line the strips up as I go. Winging it has it’s perks and it’s downfalls. :)

 

Farmer’s Wife Quilt Along:

 

Week 3 for me and week 10 for the group:

 

Block #111 Wrench. So fun! I fussy cut the center and love that. I also paid close attention to the direction of the raindrop fabric.  Not sure what these fabrics are I’m so bad at that, but; the center and the raindrops are from my local quilting shop, and the mustard paisley is from Joann’s.

 

Block #108 Windmill I like this one too. I made sure again the woodgrain all flowed in the same direction and I really think it makes the block look so nice. The fabrics again a couple are from Joann’s, and there is also some Joel Dewberrry and Amy Butler in there.

 

And finally all my blocks combined so far.

I am definitely going the scrappy approach and most of my fabrics I am pulling from my scrap bin. This is totally not my style to go scrappy. I am more of a planned chaos kind of gal, but this so far is turning out to my liking. :)

 

I have a couple crafty projects up my sleeve this week that do not require sewing. I will posting those soon.

 

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So the wheels have been turning since seeing the canadian pharmacy viagra generic at cheap viagra online a week or so ago! They are so right, we pin, and pin, and pin, but are we doing anything with all this pinspiration? I didn’t have time to take on the challenge when they first announced it, but I finally decided the other night I needed to do some just for fun/relaxing crafting. So I browsed my pinterest boards and this one is what stuck out to me the most at that moment. Oh my gosh I love this so much!  So I started pulling and cutting fabrics and this is what I came up with.

Not bad! :) I rather like it. It ended up measuring somewhere around 24″ square. I haven’t decided what to do with it yet. I have some time before it will be the proper season! ;) I am thinking either a super chunky white ornate frame or I have been tossing the idea around of making a bunch of these trees in different sizes, I think tall and skinny would be to fun, a making a Christmas quilt!

I made a mini patchwork 6 point star to top it off. I just used my knowledge I have gained on these stars from making my swoon quilt blocks which apparently is not much since it took me like 6 tries to figure this thing out. Yikes! p.s. it was late. ;)

It’s the same process that I am using for my stacked quilt (which I have a completed stack to share) without the wonkiness I am using for the quilt. Just cut different size strips and lay out till it looks right and then sew together.

So that’s my Pinterest pinspiration creation!  Oh and I’m pretty sure I will be making some of these, maybe smaller? for my mom, sister, and aunt for Christmas decor because I know they would all love it. ;) Those I will frame.

Have you completed any projects inspired by Pinterest lately? I’d love to see them so leave me a link. Oh and if you’d like to follow me or check out my boards my Pinterest link is on the right.

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