Monthly Archives: September 2014

31 Days of Crafts I Want to Make

September 30, 2014


Beginning tomorrow, I’m going to be posting every day this month as part of the 31 days writing challenge. (Visit my other blog, Mom Writes Life, on making a baby scrapbook album!)

Life around here has been a little hectic, and I haven’t had as much time as I would like to take on my usual crafts. Coming up with this list was fun, and also daunting, because of how many things I want to work on!

  1. Rosalie Quinlan’s Circle of Love kit
  2. Modern Maples Quilt
  3. Layer Cake Sampler Quilt Along
  4. Vintage Cross-Stitch Stamped Embroidery
  5. Simplicity Pattern 2684
  6. Framed Quilt from Simply Retro
  7. Parks and Recreation Ann Perkins Afghan
  8. Cheerio Quilt
  9. Small Town Girl Quilt from Seamingly Scrappy
  10. State Flower Quilt
  11. Dreamin’ Vintage Project
  12. Carryall Bag from Sew Modern Baby
  13. Zenith Quilt
  14. Frozen Dress
  15. Camera Quilt
  16. Quilty Stitches Sampler Along
  17. Reminisce Fabric Project
  18. The Sweet Dress
  19. A Cutting/Craft Table
  20. Dottie Quilt
  21. Moda Modern Building Blocks
  22. The Dainty Darling Dress
  23. Spell it with Fabric
  24. Quilt Ladder
  25. Perfect Union Quilt
  26. Superstar Quilt
  27. Cold Spring Dreams Fabric Project
  28. Tone it Down, Low Volume Quilt
  29. Classic Dress Coat
  30. Moda Love Layer Cake Quilt
  31. Nursery Sampler and Thank You

Please share your list or what you’re currently working on!

Fresh Quilt (from Simply Retro)

September 14, 2014

Last week I finished my almost dream quilt. I have to say it’s not quite my dream quilt because that means I’m finished making more dream quilts, and that’s not going to happen any time soon! Let’s just say that right now it is my favorite quilt!


It’s the Fresh Quilt from Simply Retro with Camille Roskelley: Fresh Quilts from Classic Blocks. The fabric is Kate Spain’s Daydream collection and the background is Moda’s Bleached White. It’s now happily found a home on our bed.


The colors of this line are so beautiful and vibrant. In person it’s even better!

I quilted a large meandering pattern and yes, I made this 96″ x 96″ on my little Brother CS6000i sewing machine! It wasn’t too bad, since it was square, I could tackle the quilt in four sections, one section at a time. DSC_9180

My husband thought it was definitely a “Vera-quilt and I think that’s a compliment since he hasn’t complained about the bright colors in our bedroom. But, he is usually easygoing about my decor choices, so I guess it all worked out!
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Here’s the finished back, with leftover fabric, and with my hand-embroidered label. I had to finish this project since I put 2014 on it, you know!