Monthly Archives: October 2014

Nursery Sampler and Thank You

October 31, 2014

I was in Barnes and Noble earlier in the month and spotted a magazine article featuring Jessica Marquez. As soon as I saw the alphabet sampler, I knew I needed to make this.

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It’s in her book, Stitched Gifts: 25 Sweet and Simple Embroidery Projects for Every Occasion.

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I have so many samplers on my want-to-do list, but this just got pushed to the top!

I can’t believe we’re at the last entry for my 31 days series! If you’ve followed along, thank you for reading as I shared my to-do list. If you make any of the projects I’ve listed, please leave a note in the comments so I can see your creations!

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(This post is from my 31 days of crafts I want to make. For more information, head over here.)

Moda Love Layer Cake Quilt

October 30, 2014

This quilt is simple to make with beautiful results. Sometimes, all I want to do is to create something quickly and enjoy it!

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I spotted the pattern and now look forward to making it one of these days. I think the throw size would make a great gift too.

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(This post is from my 31 days of crafts I want to make. For more information, head over here.)

Classic Dress Coat

October 29, 2014

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I’ve made a few pieces from Sew Classic Clothes for Girls (here and here).

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I would love to make coats for both of my girls with beautiful colors and fabrics. I love the shape of the coat and the playful turn of the pockets.
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(This post is from my 31 days of crafts I want to make. For more information, head over here.)

Tone it Down, Low Volume Quilt

October 28, 2014

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In the February issue of American Patchwork & Quilting, I also fell in love the the Tone it Down Quilt.

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I think this would be another one of the more challenging quilts for me, and will absolutely love once I finish.

(images from American Patchwrok & Quilting)

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(This post is from my 31 days of crafts I want to make. For more information, head over here.)

Cold Spring Dreams Fabric Project

October 27, 2014

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I picked up this bundle of RJR Fabrics’ Cold Spring Dreams by Mary McGuire. I think the colors are so beautiful and I’m waiting to find the right project to make something with it!

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(This post is from my 31 days of crafts I want to make. For more information, head over here.)

Superstar Quilt

October 26, 2014

Elizabeth Hartman is one of my favorite quilters. I loved her first book, The Practical Guide to Patchwork: New Basics for the Modern Quiltmaker and made one of my most favorite quilts from it. (Yeah, I’m still not over it because I talk about it all the time!)

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One of the next projects I would like to make is the Superstar quilt. At one point I had all the fabric picked out, but now I’m waiting to find the next fabric line that really makes my heart go pitter-patter with this pattern.
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(This post is from my 31 days of crafts I want to make. For more information, head over here.)

Perfect Union Quilt

October 25, 2014

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In the February issue of American Patchwork & Quilting, I picked it up digitally and fell in love with the Perfect Union Quilt.

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The bright colors immediately pulled me in and I love how it looks by playing on the solids and patterns of the fabrics.

(images from American Patchwrok & Quilting)

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(This post is from my 31 days of crafts I want to make. For more information, head over here.)

Quilt Ladder

October 24, 2014

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In addition to wanting to make a craft table, I want to make a quilt ladder to display some of my quilts.

Right now, I display our quilts in our family room on a large drapery rod:

DSC_7266We are planning on moving as soon as our house sells, so one of the other projects that would have been on the list was a quilt rug for the family room. We’ll see where we end up. I’m not sure if we’ll need another quilt rug, but I think I’ll need a quilt ladder!

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(This post is from my 31 days of crafts I want to make. For more information, head over here.)

Spell it with Fabric Quilt

October 23, 2014

If you’ve been following my wishlist this month and noticed a pattern: Yes, I have an obsession with samplers. I want to make a Spell it with Moda quilt.

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I think it would look awesome in one of my children’s rooms, or maybe using it as a quilt rug for a playroom.

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(This post is from my 31 days of crafts I want to make. For more information, head over here.)

The Dainty Darling Dress

October 22, 2014

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I’ve made a few pieces from Sew Classic Clothes for Girls (here and here).

The Dainty Darling Dress is so adorable. I have visions of Christmas dresses from the pattern for my daughters this year.

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I have no idea if I’ll be able to put it together since our house is on the market and I’m trying to keep my craft messes to a minimum, so we’ll see what happens!

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(This post is from my 31 days of crafts I want to make. For more information, head over here.)