Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!
I hope you have a blessed holiday!

Brown Bear Bag

Look at the cute bag Jenni made from the Brown Bear, Brown Bear panel leftovers!

After I made the throw pillow (pictured in an earlier post), I was left with some usable scraps. Usable indeed! Jenni put on her thinking cap and whipped up this awesome creation! I love the little button accents on the handles.

This bag is going to make a special little boy very happy! It already is full of Anamalz...beautiful organic maple wood toys!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Simple Enough

Yep, I'm a sucker for a new quilt pattern. An even bigger sucker when the pattern is super simple. Simple enough to make at my kitchen table, simple enough to make with a little boy playing nearby, simple enough that I don't have to rely on much brain get the idea.

I saw this pattern when I was browsing through some of my favorite on-line quilt stores this afternoon. I can imagine this quilt made with a variety of different fabrics. Lots of ideas pop in my mommy-drained brain! I've been wanting to try working with some Asian-inspired fabrics, and this quilt pattern just might be an option for me.

I have looked at lots of Asian-inspired fabrics lately, but I'm not convinced what to buy. I'm not sure I like the typical red and black fabrics. They look very traditional and lovely, but it's not what I envision for my house. I did see some muted golds, blues and tans that were beautiful too. I'm just not sure (those who know me best won't be surprised to hear me say that)! I'll be *forced* to look at more fabric until I find what I'm looking for! Any ideas? Send them my way!

Wordless Wednesday (...again)

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Friday, October 16, 2009

Finished Friday

Here's a glimpse at some of my Brown Bear, Brown Bear items!

The throw pillow was made out of a panel from the Brown Bear, Brown Bear collection. Jenni longarmed whimsical loops all over the panel. Then, I whipped up a pillow cover once she was finished! The finished pillow is 24 inches square. I think it turned out adorable! The pillow adds a finishing touch to the twin bedding set since it features every animal in the popular Eric Carle book and the "What do you see?" saying.

The quilt itself is made up of "Tiny Turning Twenty" blocks and solid squares of the animals! It is a twin-sized quilt. (Although I didn't take a picture of the entire quilt...the inner border is the red tonal animals and the outer border is the large animals on white fabric. Maybe I can take a better picture at a later date!)

Jenni longarmed loops throughout the quilt. Then she longarmed words such as ribbet, quack, bark, brown bear, I love you, etc. for a personal touch!
You see, this quilt is for an *extra special* little someone! I'm sure he will love it! (It already has Nick's *seal of approval*!)

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

9-Patch Progress

Yesterday I took out my beloved Patisserie charm packs and started making some 9-patch blocks for a quilt top.

This fabric is so soft and pretty...I adore it! I'm not much of a "pink person", but I couldn't help myself with this fabric collection. An added bonus of this collection is the French countryside map pieces!

I'm working on a variation of a quilt pattern called "Dressed to the Nines" that was featured in an American Patchwork & Quilting magazine (October 2007, Issue 88). Kelly Alford, the designer of the pattern, has a simple philosophy on quilting and design.

~ Trust yourself. If is looks good to you, it is good.

Wordless Wednesday

Friday, October 9, 2009

Finished Friday

Here's an example of Jenni's fantastic longarming. Impressive!

This finished quilt is my "Peace on Earth" quilt using... Moda's Peace on Earth fabric! It's one of my favorite Moda collections of all time. I adore antique maps, and this collection uses gorgeous colors in the map pieces.

Contact Jenni at Taloulabelle's email address for pricing information for this particular design. Christmas is just around the corner, so contact her soon!