Friday, December 23, 2011

Quilt for Abuela

Last summer my husband started making plans to go visit his Grandmother. When he started making his plans, he requested that I make her a quilt. The only information he gave me is he wanted it to be her favorite colors: pink and purple. I picked up this fabric at a local quilt shop that was having a moving sale. It is Eden by Lila Tueller for Moda. The pattern is Diamond Diva by Heather Mulder Peterson. I love her patterns. I originally picked up this pattern to make a quilt for my family room (which I haven't done yet). This pattern was so easy to piece and went together nicely. While this quilt isn't done in colors I would choose for myself, I am very happy with the results. I will be using this pattern for my family room quilt.
In other news, I picked up some beautiful Christmas fabric today that will match my family room perfectly.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Ready, Set, Snow Stocking

I was out shopping for fabric one day, and I saw the Ready, Set, Snow fabric by Me & My Sister. I loved the colors and whimsy of it! Immediately, stockings for my kids came to mind. I bought a jelly roll and a few yards of some of the different fabrics. I finished this up, and decided I wasn't in love with it. It is just a little too small, and I'm not sure I love the diamonds, either. So I ended up giving this away. My daughter was so disappointed that I gave it away. So this week, I will be making stockings that look a lot like this, only longer.
I am hoping to have enough fabric left to make a little Christmas quilt for the kids to snuggle under.

Last Minute Skirt & Headband

I think this skirt is adorable and will likely make this again in the future. The story behind why I made it, not so adorable. My husband was getting ready to go out of the country on business several weeks ago. I knew this. What I did not know, and what he did not tell me is that he would likely be seeing his cousin and her daughter while he was there. They live in a different country, thus, I didn't think he would be seeing them.
We had gone out shopping that day, for several hours and several different stores. 
At about 8:30pm, the kids were in bed, and he is packing his suitcase. My husband comes to me and says, "I am going to see M & A. Do we have any presents for A?" 
Me: "No. When I asked you about this a month ago, you said you weren't going to see her. Why didn't you mention this when we were shopping today?"
Husband: "Do you think you could make something for her before I leave in the morning?"

This is the result of digging through my fabric stash and pinterest. It's a good thing we have pinterest.

I know it isn't a great photo, but I didn't have the option of waiting for daylight to take a good photo. 
The fabric is Sultry by Basic Grey. I wish you could see the true colors of this fabric, so pretty. The skirt tutorial is from The Crafty Cupboard and is her Lovey-Dovey Skirt. This skirt was a breeze to make. I followed the tutorial exactly, no time to reinvent the wheel. The not fun part was fighting with my old-and-worn-out-machine.