Thursday, August 21, 2014

RJR Fabrics Cotton Solid Supremes Blog Hop


Hey ya'll!
RJR Fabrics is having a Blog Hop for their Cotton Supreme Solids!  As you might know already, I love RJR solids. There are tons of colors and the fabrics are super soft.  They asked me to join the blog hop and I couldn't say no! Make sure you check out all of the Cotton Supreme Solids on their website and also check out the Cotton Supreme Solids Blog Hop Facebook page!

So, I chose to use the new Cotton + Steel fabrics to go along with my Cotton Supreme Solids.  I Just love the new C + S fabrics and they're even prettier in person! 
In case ya'll want to know what fabrics I used in all of my quilts, here are the numbers:

Cotton Supreme Solids-they all begin with (9617)


176, 181, 204, 264, 285, 289, 290, 311, 326, 331, 342, 366, 314, 331, 339

Cotton + Steel-


0006-002, 
0001-01, 0003-002, 0004-002, 0006-001, 1906-003, 2001-001, 2006-001, 2006-031, 4001-001, 4001-003, 5000-006, 5001-003, 5001-005, 5001-009, 5002-012, 5002-013, 5002-014, 5006-006


My first quilt is called Galaxy and the pattern will be available soon! 




I had a bunch of triangle scraps left over from the Galaxy quilt and thought they were just too pretty to throw away, so because I'm a crazy person, I sewed them all together as HST and made a scrappy modern quilt! The HST are 2" finished.



And finally, the last quilt I made for this blog hop is called Stoplight.  You can find the Stoplight pattern in our online shop or on Craftsy and offers a baby or lap size version! 



Thanks to RJR for letting me participate in the Cotton Supreme Solids Blog Hop! Make sure ya'll check out all of the other blog hop stops and pick yourself up some RJR Solids at Pink Castle Fabrics.

Oh yeah, and RJR generously donated a FQ bundle of solids with the colors I used! 
Please leave a comment below and I will pick a winner next Friday, August 29th!  Make sure I have an email address to get ahold of you if you win.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!


Sunday, August 17, 2014

Texas QAL

I joined late in the game but as soon as I came across the Deep in the Heart of Texas QAL I HAD to make a Texas quilt!  Being born and raised in Texas and living in the great state for 19 years, I needed to make a Texas quilt (I mean come on, I've been hoarding special Texas fabrics for years!  When I saw  the QAL over at Pretty Little Quilts, I jumped in and made the quilt in a few days!  It went together fast and the directions were great.  I had to adjust mine just a little bit because I wanted to finish mine before the QAL was over and I decided to omit the special city blocks.
Texas will ALWAYS hold a special place in my heart and I miss it dearly!  Texans are known for their pride and would be described as conceited about their state. In 7th grade, we even have an entire year of Texas history replacing other history.  Unless you've lived there, you might not fully understand the greatness of the state.  I love being from Texas and will always be a Texan no matter where I live.
Anywho, here is my awesome Texas quilt and if you want to make one too and see other examples make sure you hop on over to Pretty Little Quilts blog; and thanks for the awesome pattern!



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Saturday, June 21, 2014

Play Trains!

I would like to interrupt the normal quilting/sewing blog posts with some cuteness and trains! My 2 1/2 year old son, Jared LOVES to play trains!!!  Yesterday I decided to make some fun scenes for his wooden train tracks to make them even more fun!  I didn't glue the track pieces to the cardboard because I wanted to reuse them if needed. With his help this is what we came up with.  I left him help with a lot except of course the hot glue gun!  He painted, put glitter on the wet paint, put stickers and animals in their places, etc...




If you want to make your own, here is what you need:
Cardboard Boxes (I got mine from Aldi's but you could also get some at Sam's Club)
Paint
Hot Glue
Paint Brushes
Craft Supplies


Craft Supplies we used: pipe cleaners, foam stickers, glass rocks, rocks, fake leaves and plants, sticks from our yard, glitter, poms, etc…
I traced the wooden track pieces on the cardboard before I did anything to the cardboard.  That way I knew where the tracks were going and left enough room for them.


The Scenes:

A zoo! 
There are LOTS of different animals in our zoo and Jared had fun picking out all of the animals. We painted different sections to make it seem like a real zoo.  I hot glued fake leaves and plants all around as well as real sand in the wet paint by the water. Jared had fun putting all the stickers around the zoo.


 My favorite might be the monkeys hanging from the stick.

Next we have an Ocean! We put glitter in the wet paint to make the water sparkle, as well as real sand in the beach area.  I hot glued some real sea shells that we collected at Galveston Island last summer! 


Look at the cute shells!!




The farm!  I painted a barn, pond and plenty of pasture. 


Jared added lots of cow, horse, pig and chicken foam stickers all around the farm.


Lastly, we have a Dr. Seuss/colors & shapes land.  I had some flash cards from the dollar bin at Target so we decided to use those for this one.


We used LOTS of brightly colored paint, poms and pipe cleaners.




Another shot of the set up.  Daddy got in on the fun too and built Jared this awesome track with the boxes!  

I'd love to see your boxes if you make one and have fun!!! Great summer activity with the kiddos!


Sunday, March 16, 2014

Granny Square Quilt

I finished quilting this Granny Square quilt this week and I'm in LOVE with it! My mom pieced this quilt probably a year ago when the Granny Square Quilt Along was happening.  Google Granny Square quilt and you can find all sorts of different tutorials.  I wanted to share some photos of the quilt and all of the quilting I did.  I chose to FMQ very densely and create all sorts of texture. 

I love that she did a pieced border on this quilt, it ties in the quilt beautifully!!


I quilted straight lines in between the granny square blocks to create a secondary pattern.


I quilted flower petals inside of the granny square blocks.


I quilted tear drop shapes to fill in everything in between.




I just love how this turned out and how bright and cheery it is! Hopefully it will bring some warmth throughout the country with ALL of this cold weather everyone is having!!!

If you're interested in my quilting services, feel free to email me at Jamie@sunflower-quilts.com

Friday, March 14, 2014

Robyn's Quilt


Here are a bunch of photos of a quilt I quilted for Robyn.  She sent me this lovely top and told me to go for it.  I love this pattern and it left a lot of room for creative quilting.  I quilted feathers in the border and loops in the inner border. On the insides I did three different designs.  What do ya'll think? I LOVE how this turned out!










If you're interested in my quilting services feel free to email me at Jamie@sunflower-quilts.com! Have a great weekend!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

RJR Quilt

RJR Fabrics contacted us to design a new quilt using a new line coming soon by JacquelineDecker called "Purrfect Notions".  My mom designed and pieced the top and I quilted it.  I quilted a large all over feather motif and absolutely LOVE how it turned out!! I  
love a good feather and it was fun quilting this!







If you are interested in my quilting services, please contact me at jamie@sunflower-quilts.com and also follow me @jamiemueller0522 on Instagram

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Meet Lucie, our niece!

Our newest niece Lucie was born January 15th (one day after Jared's 2nd bday). Between Christmas, and Jared's birthday I almost forgot to finish this quilt!  If you remember I made the top back in October and I just needed to quilt it. I got it finished and Miss Lucie was born a few days later!! Here are pictures of the quilt and the sweet girl.  I longarm FMQ flowers all over it and I love the texture it created!






I know she is crying, but I love this picture!! She is just so cute!!


Welcome to our family Lucie, we love you!