Thursday, July 24, 2014

Japanese Taupe Fabric

Instead of hand quilting this baby quilt that I started awhile back, I find myself watching quilting videos on YouTube. Do you do that as well? I recently discovered this fantastic video about quilting with Japanese taupe fabric by National Quilters Circle. It's the best introduction to taupe fabrics that I have ever come across. It may be time to go through my small stash of Japanese taupe fabrics. Until then, I will keep working on this baby quilt. I am so thankful for this great hobby because I am just never bored!

I still have a more of these diamonds to hand quilt.

Here is a closeup of my Sunbonnet Sue sewing bag made with Japanese taupe fabrics.

Friday, July 18, 2014

L.O.V.E. | Marimekko.

I am in love with Marimekko fabrics! Marimekko is a Finnish company known for their bright, simple, and modern prints. If you have a Marimekko store nearby, then you should definitely pay them a visit.

 Rows and rows of beautiful fabrics! It took me forever to make my selections.

I picked out some fabrics with smaller patterns so I can make potholders out of them. The flower prints are called "Unikko." There is a story on Unikko.

 I had an assembly line. 

 Love my finished pile of potholders!

 Sporting my new potholder in the kitchen.

 OK. I made more than a few, but they came together so fast!

I made these potholders following my tutorial. I modified the dimensions so they measure 8.5" when finished. What am I going to do with the rest of these potholders you ask? Well, I have a special plan for them :) 

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend doing what you enjoy!

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Hand Quilting

If you are a reader of my blog, then you probably know I love American Jane quilts and fabrics. I decided to use my most favorite kit to make a baby quilt for a very special baby coming soon. This quilt top came together so fast. The ABC panel in the center is super cute.

 I am hand quilting this one. 

I have several other projects that I am working on, including a pretty paper piecing one. I will have to show you photos of it next time!