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Peacock Quilt-as-you-go quilt set is finally done!!!

Yay it’s finished!!!!! I finally finished my queen sized quilt-as-you-go quilt for my bed!! I love it, I even made some matching pillows. I still have to make one more pillow case, I ran out of fabric for it. But I just haven’t been able to get to the fabric store, and I’ve been dying to share this with you. It took a while but it was well worth it. I hope you can see the colors and details of the fabrics good in the photos. It has a lot of shimmery gold accents in it.

As you can see by my headline, I used the infamous quilt-as-you-go method. It was so simple to do, just was a lot a fabric 😉 ok so I hope I don’t sound conceited, but this is the best quilt I’ve ever made. Every line is straight and when it’s folded, the corners all match up perfectly…I’m so proud of it EEK!

Ok enough of me raving about it, here are the pics, hopefully it lives up to my gloating. There is one photo my quilt being held up, well it’s pretty heavy, so it doesn’t make the stripes look like they are perfectly parallel to one another. I can assure you they are though. I really tried my absolute best to make them perfect. Ugh, I’m really not a perfectionist at all. But when it comes to my work, aka anything crafty or dealing with sewing, I am lol. Oh well, the end result is stunning, hope you like it just as much as I do!

Thanks for reading

Xo Christina

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Rag Fringe Quilt Finished…

Hello again, so I have embarked on something new and fun! My mom got me an etsy gift card for my birthday, so exciting, in which I used to order some fabric. The fabric’s I ordered are my Amy Butler and Joel Dewberry. There are a couple other fabrics I used that I just picked up from my local Joann fabrics. Anyway, I’ve been wanting to make a fringe quilt for a long time, but never really got around to doing it.

When making this quilt, I had to cut out 48 squares for the front, 48 squares for the back, and 48 squares of batting. Then quilt each individual square first, sew the quilted squares row by row, and then all together. That was a pretty long process, but it wasn’t as tedious as sitting and cutting little tiny slits around ever square lol.  I think it took me about 3 hours of just cutting the “fringe” part of this quilt. Needless to say, this quilt takes a LONG time to make, so you’ll understand when I tell you I only made it a little bit bigger than a throw. Nonetheless, the end result was very rewarding. 😉

So I hope you enjoy the pictures, keep in mind again, though I try my best, I’m not a photographer, haha.

Thanks for reading,

XO Christina

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Making a Quilt for my bed!

Hello, hope your Wednesday is going good! So I’ve been on an interesting adventure, I’ve finally decided to make a quilt for my queen sized bed! I know I know, I’ve told you I really don’t enjoy quilting, but since I’ve done the “quilt-as-you-go” method on my placemats, which I will post pictures of the finished table set, I’ve had a whole new light on quilting. Granted, the quilt I wanted to make for my bed isn’t a “quilt-as-you-go” method, but I’m actually having fun! HA who knew that I would learn to love to quilt. I will probably never end up selling them, just making them for myself or for gifts. There are too many quilters out there to compete with, plus I need to brush up on my skills a bit!!! u like

Anyway, on the quilt I still need to add another border for it to fit my bed properly, then add the backing and batting. But I could wait to take a picture when  it was done lol. I’m so impatient at times, and anxious to share it with you!

Well, hope you like it so far, let me know what you think! Thanks for reading, and have an awesome “hump” day.

Christina

P.S. I just pinned my quilt to the top of my front doorway lol, I didn’t really know how else to take a good picture of it. So as always, please forgive my photography!

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Quilt as you go Place Mat!

Hello again! So this time I have attempted to quilt. :/ Now those of you who have been following my blog, know how much I despise quilting! It’s incredibly tedious work, and takes F O R E V E R lol. Well, a girl friend of mine came over today to sew and let the kids have a play date, always fun times. Anyway, she introduced me to this “quilt as you go” method of quilting. Which is a quilting/piecing process which incorporates sewing together a block and quilting it at the same time. This looked interesting and pretty simple, so I tried it. OH MY WORD I’m so glad I did! This method is amazing, it’s so simple and definitely not super tedious work. I loved it so much, that I’m actually going to finish making the three other place mats for my table. Ha…who would have thought I’d actually come to enjoy quilting.

So yes, I am officially going to start quilting now, well not big stuff, I think I stick to little stuff for a while. Nevertheless, I’m excited to dig into this. Hope your having a wonderful weekend. Talk to you all again very soon!

Christina

P.S. please forgive my horrible photography, these pictures do NOT give any justice what so ever.

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New Summer Dresses for Bella

Over the past few days I’ve been sewing like crazy, I decided to make Bella some spring/summer dresses! They came out so good, in all honesty, I’ve had a few people ask me where I bought them. In which I replied with, of corse, I made them! Haha Bella is a great little model too! Such a proud momma I am, although, my little girl dresses better than me! 😉 What makes it even better, is that Bella gets super excited when I make her a new dress. She puts it on and twirls around in a big circle saying, “look mommy, look so pretty!” Hee hee so adorable!

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This is a tunic dress pattern I used from the book, “One Yard Wonders” there’s a link there to it on Amazon!

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I ended up having to shorten the elastic in the band in the back. Bella is so thin, that the length of the elastic the pattern calls for, well I had to cut it almost in half. Thankfully, it didn’t end up looking like a bunched up mess. IMG_0360

This one is my favorite, aside from her incredibly, adorable, cheesy grin, I actually made this one without a pattern. It took some time getting the measurements right and all that, but in the end it was well worth it! It’s just your classic little girl dress, or that’s what I call it. Also, not sure if you recognize the fabric, but I used this in a wallet and purse I made. Here is a blog link to see the wallet, I guess I never took a photo of the purse, so I posted a photo of it at the end of this blog…“My First Vinyl Women’s Wallet”.

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I know it’s grainy, but I put a loop and button closure on the top of it. This is the first time I’ve ever incorporated this in a dress. Makes it easy to pull on and off with out killing  your self haha ;).

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Here is the purse I made, it’s actually a clutch sized messenger bag. I thought I blogged about it in the past but I must not have, hmm if you find it let me know!

Well that’s it for today, thanks for reading.

~Christina

Quilt made…Check


Good morning, yes it’s FRIDAY. I can’t wait until tonight, we’re taking our little Bella to her first fall festival!! Don’t worry I will be taking LOTS of pictures. Oh, did I mention she is going to be dressed as a flower fairy…hee hee. Anyway, I made the quilt!! With some advice from a friend and lots of patience, I finished it at 2:30 this morning. Lol I know I’m  a bit crazy, when I start a project I just can’t stop until it’s finished. It turned out pretty good though, I will say, I now remember why I do not make quilts for a living. Talk about a long and tiring process, yikes. I started at 8:30pm last night thinking, this isn’t going to be too hard, for a beginner quilt…right? Yeah, I was right to be nervous, as I mentioned in yesterdays blog. Whew, I must have ironed like 8 times, ripped and re-sewed like 4 seems. Not to mention putting the batting and the little embroidery dots on the front, not fun. Those, I had to fix about a dozen times and they’re still not perfect. Hence, the bubbling on the back. Oh well, it was an awesome challenge, at least next time, if there ever is a next time, I will know what I’m doing. 🙂 Anyway, here it is, the first and second photos aren’t that good, it’s still a little we outside today. hope you like it!!

❤Always

Christina❤❤


Oriental Bag

Good afternoon my lovelies…lol. Sorry I’m in a giddy mood, my hubby is home early from work, which doesn’t happen to often, so I’m super excited! Aside from that, I made a cute little hip-bag while my little one was napping. It turned out pretty good, but as you probably guessed, there are a few imperfections on it that need tweaking. So of corse I will be making another one!!

I used this really pretty oriental fabric my grandma gave me while  visiting in Michigan. Oh it is sooo beautiful, thankfully she gave me enough of it so I can make another one of these bags. Hmmm…probably should have used some scrap fabric to make a practice bag first. But no matter, I will just have to keep this one for myself…oh what a dread. 😉 lol Just kidding!


So what do you think…I was trying to make a different kind of future COC bag, to put up in my shop, and this is what I came up with. Hope you like it, keep a look out for the next bag I make, because it will most likely be up in my shop!