Plus Quilt

Vintage fabric and sheets make such lovely quilts don’t you think?

I just can’t seem to stay away from vintage sheets when I am thrifting. So I have quite a stash. I use the fabric fro various projects but My bins keep reaching capacity so I made another quilt to giveaway. It was for The 3rd anniversary of my Facebook gifting and encouraging page From:Me To:You. It is currently in the mail to it’s recipient. I hope she likes it.

This is such a simple quilt to make, a great one for beginners. It has a lovely impact with simple construction. I basically pulled all the vintage fabrics I had out and cut 5 6″ squares of a bunch of different fabrics. I layed them out and once I had the general size I cut the squares for the partial pluses around the border.  You just sew the squares in strips keeping track of the order of your strips and then sew the strips together. So Easy. Do it! ;) This one’s a throw size! Although I didn’t’ measure.

I quilted my favorite loopy design with a full vintage sheet on the back, and then bound it with another vintage sheet. :) I am still a hand stitch binder. I can not do the machine stitching even though the hand stitching ruins my fingers for a day and takes forever. It just looks sooo much better in my opinion to take the time to hand stitch. Plus, hehe, I get to sit and be still while I hand stitch which is a treat with an active toddler I chase around constantly.

Please come by my facebook page From:Me To:You and nominate someone to receive a handmade gift from me for free! No Strings Attached!

 

Thanks so much for stopping by! Don’t forget to be encouraging today. :)

 

Roadway Quilt

Most of the quilts I make end up being gifts. But I have made several that hang around our house. A couple in the living room, one of the foot of our bed for our feet, and one for Luke’s crib. Which I realize after typing that is only 4 actual quilts in our house that I have made. I have gifted over twice as many as I have kept. Hmm.. I guess that’s good. ;)

But anyway…. when we are in the living room cuddling, or “pretend” napping Luke gives us each our own quilt. Since there are three of us it doesn’t always work out. ;) So I made Luke a patchwork quilt for the living room.

 

I used mainly Lotta Jansdotter’s Bella Line. Not all the prints, but most. I added in a couple Kona solids.  Don’t hold me too these colors, but I think they are Kona, Buttercup, Carribean, and Coal, and bound in Ash. I can’t remember specifically if these are the colors, but I think so. ;)

I cut 6.5″ squares and used 1/4″ seams as usual for a final measurement of 4′ x 5′.

 

For the back I used a polka dot sheet I used and added some roads onto the back for Luke to play on. Isn’t that such a great idea? Lindsey from That’s what Lindsey said did this on the back of one of her quilts for her son and should it to me via Instagram. So awesome! :)

I quilted it with zig zags using the points of the squares as my guide. Super fast and simple especially on a smaller quilt.

He like’s it! :)

 

This is the first quilt I have made that is purely squares in a random layout. It was super fast and I finished this in two short night sessions and one naptime. I need to make more simple quilts. :)

 

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Instagram Weekly

… or not so weekly.

But this week I am on the ball and linking up with Jeanett from Life Rearranged. Go check out all the lovely instagramers that link up!

 

 

perched in his “spot”  / sharing my #honestcraftroom – the “clean” half / sitting still for once

okay okay #honestcraftroom – the messy side / laying at the beach / working a ton of getting caught up with Project Life after I got my kit

a sneak peek at the baby quilt /somebody got a haircut and apparently aged several years too / playing outside in the heatwave 50 degrees

This finished baby quilt / “I’m going to leave my pants down for a few minutes” / testing some quilting out – I think it’s a keeper

received my amazing package from my swap partner Kelley from Casa Crafty – so generous / Blowing kisses to daddy / luke circa 10.5 months old – where did the time go?

So that was a busy week! :) I hope your week was lovely as well.

 

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Circles, and babies, and quilts, oh my!

My best friend had her third baby on Monday. A girl. She has two boys already so she was super excited to be having a girl.

I made her a circle quilt! My first quilt with circles, and you know what not as hard or as scary as it appears. :) I found this drunkards path quilt along from Needles and Spatula. She has a great template that I used that is free to download. If you have been wanting to try curves or circles do it. You will be glad you did.

I made each circle a patchwork with 4 different patterns in each. 16 circles in all. The Background is Kona color: aqua. It’s such a lovely blue. I super Love working with Kona, it’s the only solid I use if I can help it.

I used a coral, orange, and white striped vintage sheet backing that didn’t photograph well, due to using my iphone at night. My regular camera was out of service at the time.

I have it on good authority that baby Ava liked it. :)

 

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Flea Market Loot

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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InstaFriday – Week #6 & #7

Oops! I missed last week. My parents where in town and David and I snuck away for a night, and morning.  So I am sharing the last two weeks. It may be a lot. Bear with me. ;)

Linking up with Jeanette from Liferearranged again! Check out all the fun blogs that link up. I love peeking into other peoples daily lives, don’t you?

Okay get comfy! It’s been a busy couple of weeks.

Deer embroidery / daddy and Luke checking out a kite / family smore making

Family Swinging / car washing with a freind / Luke Doctoring

Before bed playtime / Loads of Corn on the cob being consumed / Um yeah

He snuck a bite in the store too / talking to daddy (not really ;) / runrunrun

Thrifted fabric awesomeness / Where ya going? /Found him on the pouf, he asked for a book

Daddy and Luke sharing a fire, er.. pillow / Teepee fort fun / Top golfing morning date

Found the best “big” park / made a t-shirt scarf necklace thingy / Loving Lemons

He cracks me up / Gaga over the backhoe / teething crabby baby

Binding my string quilt. finally blogged / looking for something / Mommy and Luke lazy morning

Riding the horsey / new chair from grandpa and grandma – getting a makeover / Made a clutch

Chipotle, our favorite / Can’t find cute clothes lately, so I made a shirt. Juries still out ;) / Two drink miser

Trail walking / Friend Instagramming – Hi Delilah! / Flowers from the Hubby, he’s my fav.

New Felt from Benzie – cutest packaging

 

What have you been up to? Do you link up with Jeanette? Let me know Instagram is my favorite.

 

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Strung Out

I finally finished my string quilt. Yay!

I started this quilt forever ago! I think over two years. As you may remember I finished the top this spring. But I was waiting for my new Machine to quilt it. Although I got my machine in June it has taken me till now to get it finished. You know life and such happens. Plus quilting is intimidating to me because I know it is a big time commitment, which is a bit tough around these parts.

I did a simple straight line zigzag quilt from top to bottom approximately 2″ apart with a few smaller ones thrown in for randomness. The back is a simple yellow and orange vintage floral sheet. I used only scraps for this project, and wow it’s like I didn’t even use any scraps. Oh well, that just means I need to make another right? :)

Have you ever made a string or scrap quilt? I would love to see it.

 

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What I Wore – to the Park

This morning Luke and I just lazed about for a little bit. I let him watch a few shows in my bed, and I relaxed and enjoyed the fact that he didn’t wake up early crying from teething pain as he has several days this past week.

Then we got ready and headed out to the park, well two parks. We where trying to find a place to take a picture of my quilt I finished yesterday. Check back tomorrow for Quilt details.

We found one.

Then we played and watched trains for a bit. I think he may have had fun.

I was thinking I would take pictures out at the park, but realized I can’t take them myself and don’t have a tripod. So I snapped a couple of pictures of my outfit when we got home.

My outfit was inspired by Oh Sweet Joy! She has such cute style, she works for Anthropologie after all! :)

Outfit Details:

Shirt: The Loft

Tank: Target

Shorts: Kohls

Necklace: Groopdealz (check ebay though)

Sandals: Steve Madden

 

Linking up with The Pleated Poppy today for What I Wore Wednesday. Check it out if you haven’t she has great style too and there are so many fun ladies that link up super cute outfits.

 

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Roaring End!

 

 

It’s done! Luke’s Lion Quilt.

I started it awhile back, sharing photos on Instagram as I went along. If you want to follow me on IG my screen name is woollypetals. My inspiration quilt as I shared before was this wonderful lion quilt from Knotty Bits. Her quilt is amazing.

I started with the idea that I wanted to do something similar with printed strips of fabric for the mane.  Once I got all the pieces sen together I loved the ragged edges and how that looked so I decided to hand stitch all the edges down. Definitely took awhile, but I LOVE the way it turned out.  I added a border because I wanted it to be a nice size for when he moves to a toddler bed size.

I quilted the mane with the pebble stitch, and did rays out from the edge of the mane. I also did some straight lines on the face. I used a simple navy and white thrift sheet for the back, and a gray and white houndstooth for the binding. It may be my favorite quilt I have ever made. It is so fun.

Something so fun too, I was perusing a Gap online sale and found the pjs below on sale. How perfect are they? I should probably buy them in every size so he has some to match for several years. ;) Okay…well that may be overkill. But the matching makes me a bit giddy.

Has anybody made a special quilt for there little ones? I would love to see it.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Tops, tops, and more tops

It’s been awhile huh?!

I am here to share some quilts I am working on. I am waiting till June when I hopefully am getting a new machine to quilt at least two of them. So for now you just get the tops!

It was windy and partly cloudy so bear with these pictures. I just needed to get some. :)

This is my long awaited string top.  I have wanted to make this quilt ever since I saw Ashley of Film in the Fridges string quilts, she has a great string block tutorial if your interested. I have been saving scrap strips forever and finally got around to making one this spring.  The above picture is in the shade so it’s a little dark. I just LOVE this quilt and I cannot wait to quilt it.

 

This above quilt is Luke’s first official bed quilt, or will be. I saw this quilt by Maritza and fell in love I decided to do something like it for Luke.  I think mine has my own flare to it. I love it so much! I think I am going to quilt it with a pebble or swirls on the mane, and straight lines starburst style in the solid background, and then do minimal quilting on his face.

 

This is the Pow Wow Quilt by Cluck Cluck Sew. I saw her post about this pattern and immediately bought it. I made this one right away for a friends baby! So love this pattern. She does an excellent job writing it, I will be making a large one for me someday. :)

 

And the last one, with my two helpers. This was something I came up with knowing I wanted to showcase all the vintage sheets I use for fabrics.  I call it my garden lattice quilt. :) I would say it’s basically like this one of Ashley’s, She is a wonderful inspiration!

Okay so that’s  some of what we have been up to! I am hoping to have a post up soon of Luke’s Favorite things like I mentioned last post. :) I am also thinking a lot about this blog and what I want it to be. I am definitely coming back to it soon, but until I can put a nail in what exactly it is to me and what I feel God wants me to do with it. It will be sporadic. But hey I haven’t always been a consistent blogger. hehe.. But just a heads up.

 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

p.s. also just wanted to mention. I don’t ever sell my quilts. They are strictly for me and for gifts.