Monday, June 25, 2012

dresden mini quilt

its no secret around here that i love me a mini quilt (or two or three) and since it has been a while since a new mini has graced my studio with its presence, i decided that this weekend would be for sewing and quilting. although there is no modern quilt guild anywhere in my area (can you believe it? i might have to remedy that), i've been inspired by the EZ dresden quilt challenge, held by the salt lake modern quilt guild.

modern dresden mini

mini quilts are a fantastic way to get a little instant gratification, play with interesting fabric combinations, or, like this one, try out new and sometimes challenging techniques. not only did i use my EZ dresden ruler for the first time with this project, i got to test out the six minute circle. while it might have taken much much longer than six minutes to sew this big circle, its a method that i'll tuck into my bag of tricks, to be used again in the very near future.

modern dresden mini
modern dresden mini

i'm loving this one. it feels fresh, modern, and clean. the combination of grey and turquoise has really inspired me as well - i can't wait to use this color palette in more projects soon. and since this dresden mini has me feeling oh so modern, i think it should be part of {sew} modern monday over at canoe ridge creations. its a good way to start the week!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

ten weeks was a long time to be away
from this little space,
but in the grand scheme of things
it went by in the blink of an eye.

i spent the last ten weeks watching this little bean grow, settling into our family of four, giving my big girl (who is now a big sister!) lots of extra love, and even sneaking in some sewing time here and there. i can honestly say that my quiet time spent at my sewing table first thing in the morning is rejuvenating and oh so welcome. big shout out to the husband for making that work for me - he's golden!

that sewing time has allowed me to finish my first postpartum quilt, a custom baby quilt made for an awesome barter deal. some half square triangles and flying geese allowed me an easy transition back into quilt mode. but let me tell you, all of that straight line quilting probably won't be happening again any time in the near future.

until next time, xo.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

there's one tiny (big) reason why i won't be around 
these parts as often in the next few weeks.
his name is august jack 
and he arrived bright and early on easter morning.
we are all madly in love with him and can't get enough 
snuggles and sniffs and baby squeaks.


Thursday, March 29, 2012

here's the thing about being nine months pregnant with baby #2: 
the best thing to do is lie down. 

all i have been able to do this week is
bake a few loaves of banana bread,
almost finish one load of laundry, 
sketch out one baby blanket.

and purchase this for said blanket:

that's it. and i can't see myself doing much more for a few days.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

i recently stumbled across this fun little giveaway held by katy at i'm a ginger monkey and couldn't put together my fabric choices fast enough. i decided to make a collection of 12 fabrics (all from either pink castle fabrics online or etsy store) that would work as a little spring/summer wardrobe for frankie. ideas for little dresses and skirts and bucket hats (oh my) have been floating around in my head for the last week or so, and these prints would look SO good on her.

top row:
second row:
third row:
bottom row: