Progress….

Progress….

I said I’d work on it and BY-GOLLY I did!!  I spent Tuesday afternoon sewing the rest of the nine patches together, and then cut them up.  I have laid it out several times………trying to find the perfect balance, you know.

I am so excited though, to be this close to finishing it up.  My Katie (who this is for) has been ever so patient waiting for this quilt.

Let’s be honest here though, if you had asked me a year ago if I would ever be making my daughter a quilt, I would have laughed in your face!!   🙂   It is true what they say about that quilting ‘bug’.  It is a very contagious disease, and I am infected!!  🙂 heheheh!!

If it wasn’t for those precious pre-cuts though, I think I might still be afraid of quilting!!  🙂

Here is my progress as it is right now….

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If the day goes as planned, i will have this baby put together!  Then I will be back here asking opinions about borders and quilting!  🙂

In case you are wondering….I used Sweet, by Urban Chicks (Moda) charm packs.

What are you working on??

In case you haven’t figured it out yet…..

In case you haven’t figured it out yet…..

I am a beginner.  As in-I have NEVER quilted a thing in my life!   For real!  Mom taught all of us girls to sew growing up, and I hated it.  Could care less about it and literally hoped and prayed I wouldn’t EVER have to do it again!!!  Somehow, I got roped in to opening a quilt shop with Mom, (still confused a little on how it happened)   🙂    and have fallen in love with this world.  You know, the quilting world.  And believe me when I say it is a WORLD all it’s own!  I have met the nicest people while hanging out and I am happy to admit I have been bitten by the bug……(yes, it’s a bug.  OBVIOUSLY very contagious.  really)  I sewed my very first quilt top.  Just imagine me, a little embarrassed and a LOT excited!

I had heard about the disappearing nine patch on a ton of blogs…. Natalie did a baby quilt and showed me the basics.  Instantly I knew this was the quilt for me.  It looks like a TON of work, but it is actually very basic and easy.  So, I bought 3 charm packs and started to sew.

Charm packs make it easy because there is minimal cutting and instant results.  And I am all about instant results! 🙂  If you haven’t tried the disappearing nine patch DO IT!  It is so fun and amazing.  Really, I felt like I could really sew!  I am still not convinced I am a quilter…….but I am getting more used to the idea.     🙂    (I mean, I have always admired quilters and girls with sewing skills…I just never thought I would be among them!)  But,  I had a blast and I can’t wait to finish it!   I am actually thinking about more ideas….different quilts I want to do and try….

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Disappearing 9 patch top

And in case you are interested, in the forums they are talking about doing a virtual sewing bee…..*squeal* this is it, Girls!  This is our year!!  All you ‘non-sewers  let us unite.  We can be quilters too!!  🙂   Go pick out a favorite charm pack and lets do this together!  :)Here is a picture of my finished top.  I used Sweet, by Urban Chik’s. (obsessed much?  Ok, so I like Urban Chik’s…. A Lot.)  Is it healthy?  Doubtful.  But I do love them.   I think I might get 3 more charm packs and double the size…..hmmm  I will let you know.  🙂

Hope you have a fabulous day Ladies!!

Sarah

A quick and easy runner….

A quick and easy runner….

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Yup, It’s kind of a theme around here.  We like table runners!   Mostly because they are easy-peasy and go together in a snap.  As an added bonus it makes your table cute and festive!

So here you have the newest table runner we have mastered.  It is called Poppy Day, by Pieces of my Heart. (gotta love that Sandy Gervais!!)  We used the Urban Chiks’ Sweet charm pack.  I think it is adorable!!  All that’s left to do is applique the flower middles on and quilt it!!  WooHoo.

Don’t you worry…..I will show you the finished product!

We do have so much going on right now in the shop.  I can’t wait to show you all that we have going!!  I will hopefully get another [works in progress] post up later today!!  Hope you are all having a fab Tuesday!

Broken… But still BUSY!

It’s been awhile! My leg is still broken, but I’m not letting that stop me. I’ve been keeping busy with lots of projects. Here are some pictures of just a few of them.

The baskets are part of the Bunny Hill applique Block of the Month series. Aren’t they darling?! I’ve also been working on the Kansas City Star Block of the Month. (top left) The picture on the bottom left is a new charm pack pattern we got in called “Poppy Day” by Pieces from my Heart. I made mine with a Sweet by Urban Chiks charm pack.

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Sweet- Urban Chiks

Throughout the next few weeks we are going to be sharing with you some of the latest fabrics, designers, and just some things we love.  It is kind of like our very own product review.    There are so many great new fabric lines, it is hard to know where to start…..I am pretty sure that you are all going to fall in love with this line from Urban Chiks, as we all have, so first….

For the young (or not so young), hip (or hip-replacement) & oh-so-fashionable quilter, I give you…
sweetSweet from Urban Chiks! You know how much I love paisley’s and polka-dots?! Well throw in birds and I’m through.
Fall in love HERE.

And just because I love you…. ANOTHER FREE PATTERN!! Click HERE!

Available here at Missouri Star!