Thursday, September 29, 2011

Sneak Peak

I wanted to give all of you a little sneak peak of what I'm working on. It's almost done, too. I'm working on piecing the back as we speak. I'm hoping to have it completed this weekend, but not holding my breathe.

Did you notice it's Sherbet Pips by Aneela Hoey? This is my 3rd quilt with Pips. Why, you ask? While I do love this fabric, it was more so to unify and avoid favoritism between my 3 girls. Each girl has their own quilt made with Pips, but different designs. I love this fabric line for my children. It's so playful and innocent looking. When I started thinking of making quilts for my kids, this was the fabric that instantly come to mind! How could it get any more perfect than that?

Happy Quilting!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

A Look into my Sewing Room

I've been in the new house now for a couple months and kept promising that I would show all of you my new space. My sewing room is also my office space (not counting the large tv on another wall).  The previous house consisted of a very large bar (for entertaining purposes) that I had utilized. I have also attempted organization and have labeled the photos accordingly. Hope you enjoy.... click on the photo for larger view.


Cutting Table
P.S. the curtains are the same lengths, but I have
to hang them weird...thus the diff lengths.

My Sewing Space

Design Board


So, there you have it! Nothing fancy, but it gets the job done. I have plenty of room to put stuff and move around. I can't think of anything I'm missing. What would you like to do differently about your sewing space?

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Blog Hop Day 3

Today we finish up our little Friendship blog hop with Sharon from Craizee Corners. Go see her beautiful quilt and tell her Tiffany sent you!

If you missed Day 2, be sure to go see Carolyn from ...Just One More Stitch.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Blog Hop Day 2

It's day 2 of our Friendship blog hop! Today is Carolyn's day from ...Just One More Stitch. Go see her beautiful quilt and tell her Tiffany sent you! 

Be sure to come back tomorrow to see Sha's from Craizee Corner's quilt!

Friday, September 23, 2011

It's a Blog Hop!

I am so happy to finally be able to share with you the quilt I just finished! First, some background. :)

A couple weeks ago, my friend Sharon from Craizee Corners and I were looking through all the many patterns on the FatQuarterShop's website when we came across this one:

Both, Sharon and I, decided that we wanted to do this pattern with Hometown by Sweetwater. Ok, really I think Sha was just trying to get me off my duff to start sewing again. It had been a while since I had sewn, but it worked so kudos to her. Love ya, Sha!

Where was I? Oh we decided to do this pattern and Sha also got Carolyn from ...Just One More Stitch to join us! We decided to do each of our quilts in different fabric thus leading to a Mini Blog Hop to show them to you! Without further ado, here's my finished quilt.

This was my 4th quilt ever and I am totally in love with it!  I haven't even washed it yet (gasp!) because it hasn't left my side since it's been completed. I cannot wait for all of you to see what Sharon and Carolyn have made with theirs! Carolyn will be posting her quilt Saturday (tomorrow) on her blog and Sharon will be posting her quilt Sunday on hers. You will not be disappointed, so be sure and check theirs out!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Everybody Makes Mistakes...

Everybody has those days... As I type that I hear Hannah Montana's song Nobody's Perfect (Too much Hannah Montana on my TV). Really, the whole song makes sense.. "I gotta work it! Again and again til I get it right." Before you all think I've run off to crazy town, let me explain.

Remember how in my last post I mentioned I was working on a quilt? Well, I still am. The pattern is called Key to my Heart by Sweet Jane's Quilting and Design. It's a beautiful pattern purchased at the FatQuarterShop.

It's also a very well written pattern! My first thought when I saw this pattern was, "Hey, this is going to be easy!" It should have been and this is where the song from my title comes in. I have learned a valuable lesson while doing this quilt. What is it might you ask? Follow. The. Pattern. Exactly! I'm new to quilting, only made 4 quilts, and am inexperienced following patterns. Needless to say, when the pattern says cut x amount and you should have y amount left over. Don't cut y amount to get x left over. It totally messed up the size of my blocks. Luckily I was able to fix it by trimming down length and width. I feel absolutely stupid after realizing what I have done. Hopefully you can learn from my mistakes and just remember... "Everybody makes mistakes..."

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

What I've Been Doing

I have been working my fingers to the bone (ok not really) to finish a quilt this week. My friends Sha, Carolyn, and I are doing a mini quilt along and Sha is going to be showing our finished quilts on her blog, Craizee Corner, next week! I've been working with this bundle from FatQuarterShop:

I have to admit, the more I work with the fabric line Hometown by Sweetwater the more I LOVE it. Don't get me wrong, I loved it before I started working with it, but now I'm in love with it (there is a difference). Head on over to the FatQuarterShop and get yourself this bundle before they sell out. You won't regret it!

Be sure to follow my blog and Sha's blog so you can see the finished quilts. Also, Sha is having some seriously awesome happenings on her blog that you should check out!

Happy quilting!


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