Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Mosaic Tiles Quilt Along at Craft Buds

I have have been busting my butt here to finish this quilt lately. We are getting ready to move here in month, and I am supposed to be getting my stuff together and packing up my craft room. Instead, I decided to make my quilt for my baby girl to come in Early May.

I had fabric to a make a quilt, but once I found out I was having a girl, I changed my mind and went with something else that I had that I loved. I just wanted to use some girly fabric!!

I chose the Modern Bliss 2012 collection from Robert Kaufman, by Andie Hanna. You can see more pictures at Spoonflower. 


When I saw this quilt along I knew I had to participate, since I had fabric but couldn’t pick a pattern. So I purchased Modern Bee – 13 Quilts to Make With Friends for my Nook, and jumped right in!


I’m not the best at lining up things, so I arranged my squares a little differently. And after I put together my squares, I realized it was way too small, even after adding the border… so I added more to it.


I magically got them to all line up (which is rare since I have only done a few quilt tops, and well this is the second quilt I actually quilted). And I needed to add one more border, just to get the extra look I wanted.


Added some black binding, and completed the look. This is for the baby to have to lay on in the living room at our new house.


A quick back view. I quilted it very simple since I am still a beginner. But I love how it ended up looking! This was such a fun Quilt Along! There is still plenty of time to join in! Well plenty of time if you can finish in a couple weeks!

I know its not perfect, and not exactly how we were supposed to do it, but I made it a little bit more me, and I really enjoyed this pattern! I can’t wait to try the other ones in the book!


Thursday, January 9, 2014

Big News

Yes, I have been MIA for a VERY long time. But I think I have a good reason…


I am pregnant!


We got back from our vacation in Australia mid August and have several visitors come visit. We found out we were expecting and I have not been the same person since.

I have been so tired and found myself busier than ever! All I want to do is sleep, and it makes me quite unproductive.

I am almost 24 weeks along right now, and due May 3rd. Here is me just before Christmas.


and then again at New Years!


We also found out just before Christmas that we are having a baby girl! We are so very excited. I was almost 100% certain we were going to have a boy, but it has now sunk in, and I can’t wait to decorate! We decided last night that we are going to do a Koala Bear themed Nursery, since A) my love for gray is insane, and B) We fell in love with Australia. We will definitely add some cute girly touches, but I am not a big Pink person, so it will be interesting how it all turns out!

I hope your craftiness is great! I really miss glittering, crafting, and sewing but I know soon that I will be able to clean out my other room, and start working on my own baby quilt, and glitter projects!!

and here’s to 2014!