…pale pink roses…
…these lovelies are bringing much grace, elegance, and cheer to my kitchen today…
Remember kindergarten? Remember all the fun crafty learning that went on? So much fun, right? And remember all the crayons you went through? My little girlie is in kindergarten and we use lots and lots of crayons. We bring them out daily for coloring, drawing, tracing, and lots more!
When you use crayons on a daily basis you really gotta keep them handy. We started keeping a box of crayons out where we work, on the kitchen table, but the yellow box was getting a little beat up and well, it’s kind of ugly, too. I thought we needed a cute place for our crayons to live.
Indroducing…the Crayon Castle Caddy!
Could there possibly be a cuter place to keep crayons?
I think not!
These cute crayon cups have an attached lid so the lid will never be lost. Yay! The little wool felt ball on top of the lid is my favorite. Super cute touch.
As you can see, I have not yet mastered the art of sewing with directional fabric. I managed to get those little mushrooms to go completely upside down. No idea how that happened. Thankfully, my baby girl doesn’t care.
This pattern can be found in Amy Sinibaldi’s book, Sweetly Stitched Handmades. This is the same book that I used to make the teddy bear pillow for my daughter. And there’s many more cute items included, too.
I used fabrics from the Faraway Forest collection by Lizzie Mackay. They’re super fun and coordinate so well together.
My daughter and I love to color together and now with all these brand new crayons and cute caddies, well, we have some coloring to do!
I just finished another quilt – this one is for my son!
Oh, my goodness – it’s these fabrics that get me every time! Teepees, arrows, deer, and bears… I don’t often see fabric geared towards older boys but this batch really nailed it. I absolutely love this collection of prints and plaids from High Adventure by Riley Blake. The unique color scheme of red, blue, tan, and brown compliment my son’s room décor, too.
The pattern I used for this quilt is called Playground. You can find the pattern in Camille Roskelley’s book, Simply Retro.
The original finished quilt size for this pattern is 60 x 72, but I made extra blocks so that the quilt would fit on my son’s bed. So, my finished quilt came to 76 x 96, perfect for a twin size bed.
This quilt is lined with a layer of cotton/bamboo blend batting. I quilted this one on my home machine using one inch vertical lines throughout. I thought I would never be finished but it was actually the binding that really made me tear my hair out.
The first time I sewed a quilt binding on by machine it went on beautifully. No hiccups whatsoever. Must’ve been beginners luck because I can’t tell you how many times I ripped stitches out, started over, stabbed my fingers, and muttered bad words under my breath. Oh, the trouble this binding gave me!!! I probably could’ve had it hand stitched in less time…maybe not.
Already on my son’s bed, I think this quilt will stay with him as he grows. I hope he feels covered in his mama’s love whenever he gets cozy under it.
Hello, Friends! My favorite online fabric store, the Fat Quarter Shop, has just kicked off their annual quilt along for 2017.
It looked really fun so I decided to join and sew along!
For the quilt along, each month the Fat Quarter Shop releases a new block pattern and you make six blocks. The block for January is called the Souvenir of Friendship. Isn’t it cute!?
I chose Tilda fabrics for my patchwork pieces. The solid pink and all the pretty florals are from the Memory Lane collection.
The background fabric I used is a cotton/linen blend from Robert Kaufman’s Essex Linen Collection in natural. I have always wanted to make a quilt using this pretty linen/cotton blend fabric, so I’m very excited to see how this one turns out!
I was so inspired today after seeing a quilt that had a piece of crocheted lace sewn into the quilt binding. How clever! So, all along the edge of the quilt peeked out a little lace. I looooved it! Such a delicate and feminine touch to add.
I’m definitely going to add lace to this quilt, if I can manage it. And I already plan to quilt it with a pale pink thread. I can’t wait!
Do you want to sew along, too? All you have to do is download the pattern! There’s a tutorial video on the Fat Quarter Shop’s you tube channel, too. There’s even a Patchwork Quilt Along facebook group you can join and see what everyone else is creating!
If you choose to sew along, let me know! I’d love to see your blocks!
Sometimes a particular bundle of fabric will call my name and I just have to make something from it. That’s what happened when I discovered Sarah Jane’s Magic fabric bundle.
Full of pretty pastels and metallic shimmer, these prints were just perfect for my daughter’s bedroom! They were so fun to piece and put together, and I’m really happy with the result.
You can find the pattern for this quilt for free on the Michael Miller Fabrics website. The Magic collection by Sarah Jane is still available online at most quilt fabric shops, like the Fat Quarter Shop.
These prints remind me so much of a ballerina quilt I had on my bed growing up that my great grandma made. Fabrics can leave a big impression! I hope my daughter remembers this quilt for years after she’s grown, too.
And especially all the little messages I made to her…
I hope you enjoyed looking at my first full-sized finished quilt! Thank you for visiting!
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