Sunday, September 25, 2011

~Dr. Seuss Baby Quilt~

Good Morning and Happy Monday! To start our Monday off today I thought I would share with you all the Dr. Seuss quilt I made for my niece who is expecting her second  baby boy. I used 8 different fabrics to make this quilt. I fell in love with all the vibrant colors. Who doesn't remember the wonderful stories of Dr. Seuss, I think I learned to read reading the Dr. Seuss books along with the stories of Dick and Jane (now I'm really dating myself) LOL
Here's a photo of the quilt top before quilting.  You can click to enlarge if you like.

 How playful and whimsical the print is.

 There were so many fun story's such as Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, Yertle the Turtle, Fox in Socks, How the Grinch Stole Christmas and so many more.
 All quilted and binding hand sewn in bright yellow. 
 The quilting is kites flying all around. I live in Modesto Ca. and have been taking my quilt tops to Rich from Herd of Turtles,  I love his work and his Wife Gloria is an award wining quilter. I highly recommend Rich.

 The back of the quilt. Such silly faces of the Grinch.

 With my left over fabric I sewed up a pillow case to fit a travel pillow, I find the travel pillow 14x20 works perfect for a baby pillow. I have been buying extra fabric for all my quilt projects lately since more is always better then not enough, right.

 While at the fabric shop I couldn't decide on the fabric since all of the Dr. Seuss prints were so cute, so like any girl who can't make up her mind she buys it all...LOL so with this large print I just sewed up a quick   toddler  bed size blanket, I used the warm and natural batting inside to make it thicker for laying it on the floor for baby to play on. So many of us have the wood/laminate flooring now, I think its nice to have a thicker blanket to lay down for "tummy time" for baby.
 The back is a very soft blue. The silly blue elephants just make me smile! I hope they bring a smile to my new great nephews little face.
 I pre-wash all the fabric I use so to ensure no shrinkage.

One more thing to show you, when I first saw this pattern for a little person's lady bug apron I knew I just had to make one, So I did..I  love it and I'm sew happy with the way it turned out.
Happy sewing everyone. I better run now I'm working on Christmas gifts...never to early to start. I will show you all soon what else I have been working on.

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Kim- Savvy Southern Style WoW Us Wednesday

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Laura-Decor to Adore Fall in Love with your Home Wednesday

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Monday, September 19, 2011

~ A Very Special Giveaway at ~na.da.farmlife with Anne Marie

 I have been reading na.da.farmlife with Anne Marie’s blog for some time now and have enjoyed every post. Anne Marie writes  from her heart with words of wisdom and inspiration, she also writes about her life on the farm homesteading, gardening, recipes, her love of music and her original clothing designs. Anne Marie and Jason and their adorable children live on the farm in Illinois. Jason raises bees for the sweet honey they produce and then to market for nada farmlife, Jason is also a gifted wood craftsman and designs and makes the most beautiful custom kitchen cabinets . Anne Marie and Jason are raising their children with strong family values, schooling, helping on the farm and their love of God.

Here's your chance to come to the farm and meet Anne Marie!

Anne Marie’s dear friends Jen, Jill and Jeanne have graciously donated to this giveaway!
~Thank you girls~
They are providing for one very lucky person

2 days of ART classes
1 night's stay!!!
~for October 7th and 8th, 2011~
The winner will receive 2 SPOTS FOR EACH OF THE 2 DAYS OF ART classes 
 and You will also get a FREE HOTEL ROOM courtesy of the three of them at the 4 star hotel: Holiday Inn Express!


To enter the giveaway all you have to do is:

1. Blog about the Art on the Farm classes at the NaDa Farm Sale and the Girls Weekend Giveaway . Once you have blogged about it come here to my blog and let us know.


2. Talk about the art classes and giveaway on Twitter for a second entry! Once you have talked about it let us know here on my blog.


3. Talk about the art classes and giveaway on Facebook for a third entry. Once you have talked about it on Facebook come back and let us know here on my blog.

All entries to be entered here (on Anne Marie's blog) only
make sure you leave a comment for each entry you do

(Sept midnight)

(The winner will also receive V.I.P. parking + a few personal goodies from Anne Marie)

This is in conjunction with the October 7th and 8th Barn Sale/Event on

To find out more about this exciting event at na.da.farmlife please visit Anne Marie Here


Sunday, September 11, 2011

~Pillow Case & Quilt~

 Happy Monday! I missed you all last week so much, so sorry I was not able to make my Monday Post, but I'm back today to share with you all a very fun pillow case tutorial I found on YouTube.
 While shopping for fabric to make my Mom a quilt for Christmas (don't tell her its a surprise :)..(I know Christmas is right around the corner again) and I have to  get busy sewing many of the gifts I want to make.
 Well anyways, I found the same fabric I had used for my first quilt the Double Irish Chain posted about it Here     in flannel and thought it would be so warm for winter to make a matching pillow case, so I did. Thank you to YouTube and a wonderful tutorial from Missouri Quilt Co. I was able to make this quick and fun pillow case.

 The small print you see as the middle fabric is cotton and was left over from the quilt. The pillow case is very roomy, I have a standard pillow inside.

 Hidden seams inside the pillow case. Watch the tutorial to see how to sew the hidden seam.
Everyone knows how much I love home made and try to have as many things in every room of my home with  hand made decorations and linens.
Here is the tutorial I used to make the pillow case. Have fun making the pillow case if you decide to sew one.
I think pillow cases just might be a few gifts all wrapped up under the Christmas tree this year.
 Enjoy the tutorial.

Joining in with Susan ~ from Between Naps on the Porch Metamorphosis Monday

Bunny Jean Decor and More Bunny Hop Wednesday ~ Bunny is taking this week off  so No Bunny Hop Wednesday, stay tuned for next Wednesday when Bunny returns..

Kim~ Savvy Southern Style WOW Us  Wednesday

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