Saturday, April 27, 2013

We've been crazy usual but still finding a little time to squeeze in some stitches and shopping. 

Here's a skirt my Joy made with a little guidance.  It only took a couple of hours and will go together much quicker the second time around.  We used Burda Kids pattern 9547.  It can be made as a two or three tier skirt.  

My Joy also made garlic knots a week ago...ymmmm!  Who cares if it gives us horrible garlic breath!

Here's another fun quilt my Joy pieced...last summer, I think.  The pattern is "Fanstastic-O! Fat Fun" from Threaded Pear Studio.  I don't remember what the fabric line.  We love the jumbo ric rac.  I quilted it using wavy lines (machine pattern, not free motion) to go along with the ric rac.

boo & Joy

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Tonight's dinner, Spaghetti with Bacon, Onion and Thyme, with salad...from one of my favorite websites.  My Gourmet Connection is full of scrumptious, easy recipes.  

I purchased the 12 Trees kit from Oakshott Fabrics.  The fabric is absolutely stunning!  The weft & warp are different colors which gives the fabric depth.  I originally saw the quilt on Lily's Quilts.  It's from her Feb 27, 2012 post.  I hope mine turns out as well!  I'm pretty type-A and this pattern requires you to cut the background fabric free-hand...gulp!  Maybe I'll practice on a piece of muslin.  Chicken, huh?

Monday, April 8, 2013

My Joy and I have been following many (the list is growing!) quilting blogs.  What fun it has been to see what others are creating!  I'm in awe of the talent out there!

I've been quilting off and on for a number of years...honestly, more off than on.  I've not actually made very many quilts.  That's going to change this year!  Now that my kids are a little older, it's a little easier to sneak downstairs and quilt for awhile.  It's especially fun when my Joy is sewing with me.

Here are a couple of pictures of finished next goal is to figure out how to FMQ!

"Gi Gi Girl" pattern is from the book Let the Good Times Roll by Anka's Treasures.  The fabric, "Bazaar Tonga Treat Strips" is from Fat Quarter Shop

I made this quilt for our bedroom...or should I say this top?  The fabric is "Whimsy" by Pillow and Maxfield.  The pattern is "OliveRose" by Valori Wells.  The pattern used to be free on The Stitchin' Post website but I don't see it now.  I started it over a year ago and finished the top in February.

I bought the fabric for this quilt when my Joy was really little and just finished the top last year...I think.  I can't find the pattern and I have no idea what the fabric line is.

I really need to figure out how to quilt something other than straight lines!  I purchased a couple of books on how to machine quilt so I'm off to practice! 


Monday, April 1, 2013

Quilting with Joy

My daughter and I decided to record a piece of our life together by blogging.  We both love to quilt and play with fabric and we love to cook.  

We'll post pictures of our projects (mostly quilts!), make notes about what worked and what didn't, and just use this space as a journal.  We also cook together so we'll have pictures and recipes to share too.  My daughter is 10 and it's so much fun to share these passions together!

I made the quilt pictured at the top for her when she was a baby.

We hope you'll find inspiration here!