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. :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!



What we wore Wednesday!

Lately I feel as if I don’t like any clothes being sold in the stores! boo. But that just means I need to get creative. Shop my closet, put things together I normally wouldn’t, and make some new thing myself. Although I would love to be able to knit light weight cardigans, but I just don’t have the time. ;) So in one of those annoyed moments I sat down and finally drafted out a pattern for one of my favorite tops I have had for years from the gap.  I got the muslin right and then started right in on this lovely Anna Marie Horner Field Study fabric that I has been sitting waiting for me for a bit. It’s almost perfect. I think it’s a little blousier than planned, but it still works fine, or I can take it in a bit if it really annoys me after a couple wears.  It has a simple pleated neckline, and small capped sleeves that are part of the main body. I bias trimmed all the edges with matching fabric. I think it would be cute lined with no bias trim, and also with a contrast binding. :)   I am seriously in LOVE with this fabric print, and have been seeing peeks of the same fabric coming out in Voile on Instagram. Can’t wait. :) Shirt: Made by Me – Field Study Anna Marie Horner Cardigan: Target – added the doilies Jeans: Gap Shoes: Blowfish @DSW Necklace: Target   I also thought I would share my cutie! I have so much fun dressing him. Shirt: Target Cardigan: H&M Jeans: GapKids (borrowed from a friend – luke is right between her boys) – love the look of the cuff, but it’s also so practical when pants are too long. :) Shoes: Converse

Lastly, since it’s Halloween, I thought I would share Luke’s Halloween costume. :) He was less than thrilled this time around with it as it seemed to rub his chin. But we where able to keep him in it to go see Grandma. ;) No Trick or Treating though since he has a little cold.

From a couple months ago(waiting for full shot pics from today but daddy is flying) / today with daddy – doesn’t he look thrilled?

I am linking up with Lindsay from The Pleated Poppy

Also with Kilee from One Little Momma for her What kids Wore link up!


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Foldover Frenzy

Have you noticed all the Fold Over Clutches out there lately? I have been seeing them pop over all over and have fallen for them. I paired some lovely fabrics to make one for myself. Now I just need a place to use it. Perhaps a date is in order soon.

I used Anna Marie Horner Field Study Coordinates in Midnight which I am totally in love with. This print is AMAZING! I paired it with a mustard linen (Joanns) in my stash and a lovely, heather brown 100% wool felt for the corners. It is lined with Amy Butler’s Cameo Forget me Not in sugar.

I have a couple more of these cut out, I am thinking a giveaway may be in order. I will keep you posted! :)


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