Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Busy. busy. busy

This month has gone by so quickly! While I can look back and see quite a pile of things I've accomplished, none of which have made it on my blog :( For that I also lay part of the blame on a sick baby :(

I'm hoping April is a more successful posting month. In the mean time here are some photos of a blanket I made for a baby shower last weekend...

I used spray basting for the first time, and I LOVED it! Here is the quilt basted...

And here it is all quilted and bound...

Here is some of the stitching up close...

She loved it, and it matches her nursery theme perfectly! (Thanks to grandpa to be ;)

I am ALMOST done with Sentimental Me, the quilting is about 75% finished, and then I have the binding to do. Needless to say, this quilt has been a monumental effort. I didn't realize that quilts get exponentially more difficult as they increase in size!

Happy sewing,


Monday, March 14, 2011

Arizona Quilters Guild Show

I have been totally sidelined by headband making, but this week I'm hoping to get back on track.

Over the weekend me and my sis-in-law (who I kinda kidnapped) went to a quilt show. There were a lot of amazing quilts, and a bunch of vendors with some really inspirational ideas.

Here are a few of the neat things we checked out...

This quilt is 100% hand applique and made with felt, very cute! Also apparently a first place winner :)

While my photography is not great, in person the leaves really seamed liked they were sitting on the quilt top rather than stitched in it. Beautiful!

This little house was a combo of machine embroidery, quilting, and piecing. In person, very very impressive.

These geisha girls had heads made out of porcelain, they are supposed to look like paper dolls.

Next we toured the different vendors, one of them had these cute quilts and kits on display. I thought it was really neat how the squares are just stitched down on top of the quilt top, rather than pieces in. So much less work, and a very cute end result.

Here is a little boy version that has been washed, look how the edges of the circles fray up. I think it makes the quilt look comfy and fuzzy.

Here is a pretty little girl version (or big girl, I loved it!) My favorite part is the quilting in the background that looks like flowers. So pretty!

And another one with a swirly quilting pattern in the background an a different shaped flower. Very very cute!

That's all for now! My next post will be on my finished Sentimental Me quilt! YAY!!!!!

Happy sewing,


Tuesday, March 1, 2011

No Slip, No Pinch Headbands

I have ventured out into a new frontier, and tried my hand at making headbands...

There are pretty neat little headbands. Being a girl who has always had long hair, headbands have been a part of my life since, well, birth. And they have always had several key flaws.
  • one-they caused pressure points behind your ears to create monster headaches, forcing the removal of said headband
  • two-if it was a wrap-around head band, it constantly slipped down or back off your head, forcing you to stop whatever you are doing and fix it, many many many times a day.
  • three-if it had a silicone lining to stop the aforementioned slippage, it pulled your hair when you tried to put it on or off and still managed to slip anyway.
Amazingly I have found that all three of these major flaws have been resolved by this headband! Beautiful ribbons on the outside, a nice soft velvet on the inside, these headbands stay put, look great, and are headache free! Woohoo :)

While I can't take credit for the invention my self (Thanks Katie for introducing me to these wonder bands!), I can make sure I spread the wealth for all fellow head band lovers.

Check out my Etsy page for my latest creations, I'm calling them "Seams Sew Sweaty Bands"

Here are a few photos of the different prints I have for sale. Also, if you are local, they can be found at the Poor Little Rich Girl shops, and hopefully more places in the future!

Happy sewing,