Wee Wander Quilt {Top}

I was working on this quilt trying to get it finished before someone turned 1 year old, but did not finish!! I had fun with this cute line of fabric. It is Wee Wander by Sarah Jane. It is a really sweet palette of colors. The bees and the jars are my favorite, my brothers’ and I would collect bees and butterflies and put them in jars when we played outside in our yard growing up. Such fond memories!!


I think the little girl in the top center is such a cute little accident, well not completely. I saw that she was in there and was turned sideways so I turned her around and I am glad that I did.


I made sure to take a picture of the whole quilt top before it was completed. It is the Trip Around the World pattern by Bonnie of Quiltville. Although it is not scrappy, I do love it. I also cut my squares 4 inches rather than the usual 2.5 inches. I think because of the print size it should  show a little more than if it were a smaller print.  And it also made for a quicker project. There are 12 blocks that make up this top. I did not use some of the larger scale prints because I did not want to lose the beautiful picture. I am sure they will be made into something else, (possibly a pillowcase). But now that I am looking at it, I am thinking about trading the top right block with the bottom right block to even the colors out a little more. Hmm!!


I love this grey dot that I am going to use for the backing. I hope to have it finished soon but with the holidays so close, I am not really going to try to finish before Christmas.

Now to get into full swing of Christmas sewing. I bought some cute new fabric and I am excited to get sewing with that. I would love to hear what you are sewing or making right now, Christmas related or not!!

Have a great week and I LOVE this time of the year!!

Winged by Bonnie Christine Blog Tour {Ava Purse}


Today is our day for the Winged blog tour  featuring Winged by Bonnie Christine of going home to roost. Thank you Bonnie for including us in such an inspirational blog hop, we have really enjoyed it.

We are so glad you have stopped by to see what we made with the lovely Winged fabric {and you can see the lookbook here, it’s lovely!}! We love the butterflies and soft colors, especially as fall is transitioning to winter, it’s a great reminder that spring is on the other side.Ava-purse-Bonnie-Christine-WingedSince we are all about quilty bags and purses we thought it would be appropriate to make this charming little bag: the Ava purse {pattern coming soon!}. Bonnie generously sent us 4 fat quarters and we were able to make this little purse with a few of our favorite features, including patchwork, quilting, binding, a zipper closure and a pocket in the lining.


I love the ruffling in that sweet vintage inspired green print, who doesn’t love a few ruffles?!


I quilted it with some wavy lines to give it an subtle design, without overpowering the pretty prints.


And then you can see the brighter peach peeking out as the inside lining!

Thank you so much for stopping by and visiting us if  for the first time or as a regular reader, we are glad you came! Now you can enjoy the rest of the blog hop. If you’re just discovering the blog hop here, make sure to go see the pretty tote Teresa of Dandelion Drift posted yesterday. Then, stay tuned for Monday’s stop with Tara at Rad and Happy blog.

Have a happy weekend!

A Smallish Project Coming Up

Here is some fabric that I am using for a new project.  Kind of thinking of a purse.


It is Winged by Bonnie Christine for Art Gallery Fabrics. We are going to be part of a blog hop highlighting this fabric. We chose 4 fat quarters from this color way in the line, it’s called Northern Migration!!


I love the vintagey look of it. It is really very soft and pretty. So here goes, wish me luck that it turns into something cute.

Have a great weekend and Happy Halloween!!


Modern Stitching Bee Blocks

I have been making a little progress on my blocks for the Modern Stitching Bee. I was thinking these blocks were going to be difficult, but they are just fun!


It is fun going through scraps and putting them together in a fun way! I love seeing all the mixes of fabrics in each of these blocks.


I have been sewing many other things lately, but I am glad to be making bee blocks again.


These are all for now. I have a couple of more blocks for this bee and then several more for the Sew Sweet Bee.


Quilty Fun 1st Birthday Celebration!!

Happy 1 year Birthday to “Quilty Fun”, Lori Holt’s adorable book!!


This is the block that she designed for the celebration, such a fun idea. It is the cutest, as is everything she makes!!


If you would like to make your own birthday block you can go here for the cutting directions. And if you would like to purchase Lori’s book go here!! This book is filled with many adorable projects and you can learn so much from her. I never thought I would be able to sew such tiny things until I started sewing using her method!! Here is the link for party central!!

Have a great day!  I have a little secret for choosing these colors, my granddaughter  will be celebrating her 1st birthday in just a couple of weeks and this is going to be for her birthday celebration. Lori helped make Lydia’s birthday just a little bit cuter!! Thank you!!