Sunday, May 14, 2017

Aurifil Artisans

 

Over the moom about being chosen to be a Aurifil Artisan so much talent in this line up! I am honored to be included in this new team for Aurifil! If you want to read more Welcome Aurifil Artisans! | AURIbuzz

Happy Mothers Day! Lisa

 

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Fat Quarter Shop Mothers Day Sale

 

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Sunday, May 7, 2017

Geranium Dress and other makes

Hello Everyone, I have had such an exciting week with the birth of little Miss Lilly, her Momma's C-section, and no wi-fi in their home to do my posting! It is delightful being here but I guess you never think of something until you don't have it! Lucky me, I will walk down the road to a candy store to post! But hey whatever works and they offered! More about them another time.

 

Meet Miss Kennedy, my new kinda Granddaughter! She is Lilly's half sister by another Mom. She is sporting my first ever dress by me without a pattern, In Cotton and Steel's Panda fabric! She is such a beautiful and sweet little girl! She loved playing princess for me after I made her dress but is a little camera shy. I will claim her!

 

Miss Lilly Anne who arrived on Monday, May 1, 2017, at 8 lbs 4 oz, and 20 inches long, is sporting a Geranium Dress, also Cotton and Steel's Panda fabric! I have a link a few posts back for the free Geranium Dress Pattern (0 - 3 months) by Made-by-Ray! (No Internet while writing a post means I cannot add links)!

I cannot say enough good things about this pattern - simple, easy to make, great directions, and free! I will buy the more advanced pattern for later on when she grows out of this size! It will work for Summer!

Since these dresses are cotton I used Aurifil 50 wt. #2600 thread and it worked beautifully! I just love the sheen of the gray on the topstitching!

 

Other things I made this week!

I wanted a swaddling blanket that didn't look like it was from the hospital, I had one yard of flannel, I brought with me! I so wish I had brought more!

I measured the blanket 36" x 36", looked at its sewing, an overlocked stitch all the way around. So simple! The fabric is Katie and Birdie, Storybook, flannel, and again I used Aurifil 50 wt. #2600 thread! I used the strip of flannel leftover and made a burb cloth!

 

They came out so nice and soft!

I am a thrift store junky but they don't really seem to have them where I live so I was really excited to go to one with my daughter. We found this elephant planter that I turned into a pincushion, with some stuffing and a 5" square of Alison Glass fabric, to use while I am here or the rest of my life, it is just to cute!

 

 

Everyone is fine in my world, hope it is in yours! I miss my guy's at home and can't wait for them, but sometimes a woman needs her Mommy!

Hugs to all, I'll try to check in again soon. Lisa

 

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Newest Family Member

Welcome to our family!

Lilly Anne Proctor

 

 

What a sweet bundle of joy you are!

 

Thank you all for following it has been a busy few days! Hugs Lisa

In The Boon Docks: Bella Skill Builder Month 4

 

Monday, May 1, 2017

Bella Skill Builder Month 4

 

May 1st is here and time for Month 4 of Bella Skill Builder Quilt Along over at the Bella Skillbuilder Month 4 - Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber ! This month, finds me in a Delivery Waiting Room waiting on my third grandchild to be delivered, baby Lilly Anne Proctor. While I am waiting I will share with you my blocks created with Month 4 Flying Geese Pattern!

Get the kit: Bella Skillbuilder Quilt Kits!

Video: Kimberly and Sherri McConnell from A Quilting Life walk you through the Flying Geese block in this YouTube video!

Pattern: Be sure to download the free May 2017 pattern!

This months colors come from the Blues Bella Solids Colors of Moda Fat Quarter Bundle Moda Fabrics - Bella Solids - Moda Fabrics | Fat Quarter Shop, I bought this bundle and tried my hand at picking fabrics for shades! The background color is Moda Bella Solid Ash.


Then I took a picture to check the grayscale to see if it was in the correct order! Try that next time! I think it is such a neat trick!

 

I had never used this ruler before Small Flying Geese Ruler Quilt in a Day #2006QD | Fat Quarter Shop it is impressive! Works perfect! I am telling you if you make flying geese you need it, makes (2) at a time!

 

 

My finished blocks came out beautiful!

 

 

 

 

Please stop by the other bloggers and see all the various color differences!

Paula from The Sassy Quilter

Leanne from She Can Quilt

Erin from Sew at Home Mummy

Erin from Why Not Sew
Marni from Haberdashery Fun

Natalia from Piece and Quilt

Julie from 627 Handworks
Kaye from Miss Print
Charise from Charise Creates
Kristen from Three in the Nest
Vickie from Spun Sugar Quilts


Have a great month I hope I didn't forget anything but if I did, I have an excuse! Next up for me today, new Granddaughter, any minute now! Hugs Lisa