Sunday, December 4, 2011

Giveaway winner!

Thank you to everyone who entered the giveaway and all the nice comments about Auntie's Diamonds quilt pattern!
Using, the winner is comment number 40....Cindy
Congrats Cindy, I've sent you an email! Please email me back with which pattern you would like!
Thanks again everyone and enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

NEW Moda Bake Shop: Auntie's Diamonds & Giveaway!

Hey ya'll and welcome to my blog!  My NEW Moda Bake Shop project is up today and it's called Auntie's Diamonds! I am so excited to share it with you! If you're already a follower be sure to hop on over to MBS and check out the free pattern! And if you're new, WELCOME! 

This quilt was super fun to make and it uses one Layer Cake and half of a Charm Pack plus border fabrics! I used the fabric line Sophie by Chez Moi and let me tell ya, this fabric is so pretty! It measures 57" X 88" so it's a super cozy lap quilt OR you could even put it on a twin size bed! 

If you make one, I'd LOVE to see it, so please add a photo to my Flickr Group!!

Ok, now for the giveaway! 

 What is up for grabs you ask?  Well, you will win one of our $9 patterns from our website AND you get to choose which one you win!! AWESOME!! 

How do you win?
1. Become a follower of my blog. (If you already are just say so)
2. Sign up for SunFlower Quilts Mailing List for all of our new pattern info!
3. Check out our patterns and tell me which one is your favorite!
4. Become a  fan on facebook of SunFlower Quilts.

Don't forget to leave a SEPARATE comment for each one so you have MORE chances to win and a winner will be chosen randomly on Sunday December 4th in the afternoon!

Love that backing was my favorite print of the entire line! 
 Gotta LOVE the Houndstooth pattern in all sorts of colors too, great basic to have in your stash!

This last photo is the reason I'm calling it Auntie's Diamonds.  I quilted my sister's name into the inner border (SURPRISE LAUREL!!!!!) and she doesn't know until now!!!  I plan on giving this to her after my son is born at his baptism because she is going to be his Godmother as well and his awesome Auntie!!  SURPRISE AGAIN LAUREL!!!!  :)  Love you!

Anywho....thanks for coming to my blog...feel free to look around and check out my other tutorials! Don't forget to sign up for the giveaway!!  Have a great week!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Quilt Market part two...quilts

Here is just a sample of some the awesome quilts at Market!

I'm doing baby's nursery in Dr. Seuss/primary colors so of course I had to take some photos of the Dr. Seuss display!

I had to take a photo of this quilt because it looks like my Ozzie!

Gorgeous colors!

That cobalt blue is stunning!

Gotta love the cardinals!

Love the blue and green!

By the NEW Moda Bake Shop is going to be up on Wednesday....come back to my blog on Wednesday November 30th for a giveaway!!!

Quilt Market

This is a little late....but better late than never!!  Here are some photos from Houston Quilt Market!  I'm going to do two posts so there won't be like 30 photos all on one post!

First off here are some photos from Amy Butler's Booth!

Amy Butler and my pregnant self!  All that walking around all day made me feel SUPER pregnant!

Lark fabrics

Those pillows are awesome (Honey Bun Poufs) and gorgeous bags!

Her new line Lark, to me, has a very beachy vibe to it! 

Next up, Anna Maria Horner's Booth!

Anna Maria and I!  Her due date with her first child is my exact due date, how crazy is that?!

Pretty embroidery

This quilt was awesome, it's hard to tell in the photo but all of the yellow are different folds (this photo is for you Jess!)

Her AWESOME couch....I want this at my house please!

I can't remember what booth this elephant was in, but he sure is cute!

Some fun pincushions!!

On to post two.....with pretty quilts!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Having Fun in Houston

Having a fun filled time in Houston and just thought I'd drop in to say hello!  Between my family and Quilt Market we've been busy!!  More to come later!  Here is a photo of my mama and I on one of my favorite quilts!

Friday, October 28, 2011

MD Anderson Quilt Auction

 Everyone should go bid on any one of these gorgeous quilts to help support MD Anderson and gynecological cancers!! Tell your friends! Online Auction ends November 9. 
Follow this link to bid:
My mom, sister and I all donated quilts this year!! Check them out! 


Sunday, October 23, 2011

I'm coming to Houston this week!!

I am so excited that I will be in Houston on Wednesday!!  Quilt Market, Quilt Festival, Baby Shower #1 here I come!  I can't wait to see everyone and get inspired at Market!!  I will be down there for two weeks and will be SUPER BUSY so I may not post again until after I get back!  Here is the latest preggo photo of me!  I will be 27 weeks tomorrow so here is my 26 week photo! Hope ya'll have a great couple of weeks....I'll post lots of Market photos when I return!
That argyle is part of the nursery! More nursery pics to come soon too, still lots of stuff to be sewn!

That's Ozzie who decided he needed some attention while Jon was taking my photo! 

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Habitat Challenge

The wonderful people at FreeSpirit fabrics sent out a challenge to all the modern quilt guilds willing to participate.  They gave us 6 fat 1/8's of Jay McCarroll's Habitat fabric line and only using Habitat and solid fabrics we had to come up with a quilt!  I plan on making an argyle quilt with Dr. Seuss fabric for my little boy's room and decided to test out my pattern with this quilt!  Here is what I came up with and I really love how this quilt turned out and can't wait to make one for my little boy!!  Pattern will also be available soon!

If you want to see what other people came up with....check out the Flickr Group dedicated to the challenge!  It's amazing what different things people did with this fabric!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Fabric/Ribbon Wreath Tutorial

I needed a new fall wreath for my front door and got out my fabric scrap bins and decided to do something about it!  I really love how it turned out and looks great on my front door!  I thought I'd share a quick tutorial with ya'll because it was such an easy wreath to make! 
Have a bunch of smaller scraps that you don't know what to do with??  Left over Jelly Roll and Honey Bun strips??  Ribbon remnants??  This is the perfect project for you to spruce up your home with!

Wreath Frame of your choice
glue gun
sewing machine
fabric to cover wreath frame
fabric and ribbon scraps of various sizes: none of mine were longer than 4 inches

I started with a flat wooden wreath frame (you can get them at Michael's and other craft stores) and covered it with orange fabric.

Then I chained A BUNCH of fabric and ribbon scraps together.  Fold the fabric in half wrong sides together and sew along the open edges so it makes a loop!

Here is a close up of the chaining.  Chaining is when you just keep sewing pieces together without cutting the thread.  It makes it a lot faster!

After I cut all the chains, I opened up each fabric piece at the seam and put hot glue right on the seam. 

Then I just placed the fabric and ribbon pieces randomly around the frame until it was super full and looked like I wanted it to!! 

That's it ya'll!!  See I told you it was super easy and fun!  Now go make one for your door!  If you make one let me know; I would love to see it!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Bee Blocks and Baby!

9 of us in my guild, STLMQG, meet every month and swap bee blocks!! 

July/August was Kristy's month and here are her two blocks I made.

August/September is JuliAnn's month and here are her two blocks I made.

 September/October is MY month and here are the two sample blocks that I made!  Yes, I cut into my Tula Pink Neptune stash...EEEEKKK!!  But it felt so good and I can't wait to make a quilt with everyone's blocks!

Here are a couple shots of my growing belly!  I'm 20 weeks this week but I took these pictures last week when I was at 19 weeks!!  My tummy definitely is popping out a lot more! :)  LOVE IT!

On Monday I will be at 21 weeks!  So exciting!  This little boy is going to be so spoiled (at least with quilts anyway)!!