Sunday, May 22, 2011

I'm 26!

Hello everyone!!
Today is my 26th birthday!! I've had an amazing day so far: church, two mile walk with the hubby, grocery shopping (he actually went with me) and now some sewing!!  I can't wait to sew!  Just thought I'd pop in and share a cute photo of me and my nephews Xavier and Jordan!  26 is going to be the best year ever!!  Just a prediction ; )

Friday, May 20, 2011

The Awesome Quilt Along Week Six

Oh my gosh, I can't believe that it's week six and the last steps to finish up your quilt top!! So exciting...this has been so fun ya'll!!  I can't wait to see more photos of your Awesome Quilts!  When you're done with your Awesome Quilt OR any steps along the way please post them to the Flickr Group!!  Ok, on to the last steps!!

3. Lay out rows as shown in photo:

4. Sew rows together matching up squares, and pin in place. You will be matching up one square on each row. See photo:

-Your rows will be a little off on the ends and will need to be trimmed after all sewn together. Press all rows.
*TIP: Sew every three rows to help match up squares then sew the three sections together to complete the top.

YEAH!! Now your quilt top is finished!! WOO HOO!!  Good job everyone!  If I get enough requests for it I will post sometime in the first week or two of June, tutorials of quilting and binding! 

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Pretty Little Pouch Swap

Now that my partner has received her pouch I can finally post about the Pretty Little Pouch Swap!  This was a new swap and was super fun!!  We were each given a secret partner and had to make them a pouch!  We answered questions and likes and dislikes and this swap was a blast!  Here is a link to the Flickr Group so ya'll can sign up for the next round!!

First, this is what I made for my partner!  I hope she likes it!  I owed her from a previous fabric swap so I ended up making her two pouches!!  She said she wanted a coin purse so I sent her this!   It's an Amy Butler Stash and Dash Bag made with OOP Amy Butler Fabrics

Then since I owed her from a previous fabric swap we did I made her this red and aqua pouch! It's larger than a coin purse so she could use it for a sewing kit bag or something!! Tutorial can be found here.

Second, this is what I received from Becky over at My Fabric Obsession....definitely check out her awesome blog!!  She made me TWO AWESOME pouches made with Joel Dewberry yummy fabrics.  Thank you SOO much Becky, I absolutely love them and have already been using them!! You're awesome!

I highly recommend signing up when they have the next round of the Pretty Little Pouch Swap!! 

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Cathedral Windows

I taught Cathedral Windows twice and somehow only managed to get photos of the first class!! Sorry second class :(  Again, we were in the NEW Sewing Lounge at the shop! Seriously, if ya'll haven't checked out the lounge yet, do it, you won't be sorry! :)

Liz and Susan took the first class and made some BEAUTIFUL Cathedral Windows!! We had a blast with this class and next time I'm in Houston I will be teaching it again!!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Stash & Dash Bag Class #2

The second Stash and Dash Bag class was with Debby, Victoria and Laurel.  My dad was there to take action shots of us during the entire class!  Plus, I promised Victoria that I would put lots of photos up! Again, we used the AWESOME NEW Sewing Lounge at the shop!! LOVE IT!


Victoria!  May I just say that she is 13 and totally rocking with sewing! 


This is my younger sister Laurel, who if I may brag for a moment...just got accepted to nursing school for the fall!! So proud of you!

Our finished Stash and Dash bags...I made mine for my mom for Mother's Day!! I had so much fun with ya'll!!  See ya next time when I come to Houston!!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Stash & Dash Bag Class

I taught the Amy Butler Stash & Dash Bags twice and had a blast both times!!

The first class was with Stacey and my dad wasn't there to take any action shot but we did get a finished project shot!! We used the New Sewing Lounge at the shop!  Ya'll definitely need to check out the Sewing Lounge if you haven't already!

She also finished up this adorable little dress for her daughter from a previous class!  I heard she saw the Easter Bunny in this perfect is that??

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Preschool Quilt

My mother-in-law teaches preschool at our church and earlier this year we decided to make a quilt that will be auctioned off in some way!!  I found this Bible verse: Psalm 96:12 and immediately knew what to do!  I had each of the preschool kiddos sign and color a leaf then I turned it into this!  Lots of applique and lots of quilting!  I had a lot of fun making this and really enjoyed quilting it!! What do ya'll think?  I hope it raises a lot of money for the school!

Since we're in STL I had to put a Cardinal bird on it!

My Nephew and Mother-in-laws leaves. 

Cute backing right?  I saw it and HAD to get it for the perfectly preschool is it?!?!

I quilted a caterpillar in the tree

Close up on the quilting! I did a little pebble quilting which I love!

Gotta have grass!

Bible Verse

I'm posting this as my entry for Blogger's Quilt Festival Spring sure you check other's entries!!

Amy's Creative Side

Friday, May 13, 2011

Houston Fun!

Over the next week I will be posting LOTS of photos from all the classes I taught while I was in Houston for two weeks!  I had such a blast sewing with ya'll and can't wait to come back!!!  We always used the NEW Sewing Lounge at SunFlower Quilts and it made sewing/classes so much fun and easy with all the space and big tables we were able to use!
First up, my good friend and amazing quilter Mari and I made Amy Butler Gumdrop Pillows and they were so much fun!  Be sure to check out her blog...she's got a lot of good stuff going on over there!!  Mari made a Mickey Mouse pillow for her adorable son Daniel and I made a baseball one because my hubby and I LOVE baseball!

The first photo is what I used to stuff the Gumdrop Pillows that I made....I got a lot of questions about what I used so I made sure to get a photo! I bought the biggest bag I could find and ended up using one for the small pillow and two for the large pillow...hope that helps ya'll if you're making one!

Gotta love an action shot...thanks Dad ;)

LOTS of stuffing!

Mari and my Mom

Finished woo hoo!  These pillows are so much fun and a quick project!! 

Close up of the baseball topstitching I did!

Ozzie says the Gumdrop Pillow is a winner!! I love that little (well not that little) face!!

Check back tomorrow for more Houston Classes photos!