Beginner's Quilt-Along

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Mary Jane Shoes

These cute little shoes are the first thing that I have actually finished making for baby K! The pattern is from Curby's Closet and the pattern is Quilted Baby Mary Jane. The pattern can be found here:

The shoes were quick to complete and look adorable in person. I think that she will need a few more in different colors. Making shoes for each holiday could be cute too since they require so little fabric. I imagine that other people make outfits for their girls and then use the scraps to make matching shoes. So many cute ideas! 

I am currently working on binding two quilts so when those are finished up I will have more show and tell.

Bye for now!

Angela S.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

New posts coming soon!

My little one has arrived and I am working on some great projects for her. I can't wait to share them here and get back in the sewing groove!

Angela S.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Pinterest Project

Tonight I worked on a cool little Pinterest project that I have had my eye on for awhile. It took very minimal pieces of fabric and will be super useful! I hate having to bring a bag with me everywhere when really all I want is water :)

I used the tutorial listed below for the bag part of the project but used webbing for the handle since I had it on hand.

Happy sewing!

Angela S.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Quilt Minnesota Shop Hop - Round 2

This weekend I took a bus trip to complete the SW section of the Quilt Minnesota Shop Hop. For a complete list of the SW section shops please visit here. The bus that I was on was full of really great ladies that were ever so friendly. I didn't have a 'buddy' on the trip but there were a few of us that got paired up once we were on the road. I had the chance to meet ladies from both Sioux Falls and Crooks which was awesome :)

Since I was on the road I didn't have sewing time so here are a few shopping haul pictures!

Here are all of the fabrics that I picked up on my travels.

Patterns and books - ahoy!

A few of my other purchases didn't make it into the pictures since they will become gifts but you will see them sooner than later. 

Happy sewing!

Angela S.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Quilt Minnesota Shop Hop - Round 1

Hello all!

This weekend I made it to 3 of the shops that are participating in the Quilt Minnesota Shop Hop.This was my first visit to both the Calico Hutch in Hayward and Quilting by the Hearth in Lonsdale. I also stopped in at Prairie Quilting Quilt Shop in Windom while we were on the road. 

As a first timer to the Calico Hutch I wasn't really sure what to expect. I have to tell you - that store is HUGE! I don't think I have been in a bigger shop. They had tons of fabric, with plenty of samples to go around as well as a large selection of wool-stuffs if you are into that sort of thing. The shop is also really easy to find and has a nice front porch that looks very welcoming. Lately I have been a sucker for flannel but this shop got me with their kits instead. They had kits for all types of things and plenty of variety in each kit type. I ended up getting 3 kits and 2 patterns :) The kits are for a mini-table runner, a gender neutral baby quilt and a garbage bag for in the car. I bought the Amy Butler pattern to go with my Tula Pink Nightshade fabric and the Bevels pattern for some of the panels that I have.

Our next stop was Quilting by the Hearth. I don't have my purchase from them pictured but I bought the 2013 Quilt MN t-shirt from them. They had a large selection of fabric but nothing that i HAD to take home with me. The gals there were super nice and ready to visit with anyone. This shop is an old house turned store and I wish they would have used that theme a little bit more. I have been in other shops like this and they put all the kitchen samples up in the kitchen and then decorate the home just like you would if you lived there - oh well. 

The last stop of the trip was Prairie Quilting. I have been to this store a few times now and really like the set-up. They have LOTS of flannel and I couldn't resist finishing up a few bolts for them. A co-worker gifted me some 'sock monkey' fabric a few months ago so this flannel will go into that project. I also bought 2 fat quarters in order to get a free pattern for an origami type bag.

Next weekend I will be going to 10 shops including Prairie Quilting :) I can't wait to show you the haul from the weekend! Sometimes I have to remind myself and buying in the summer just means that I will have more quilting to do this winter when I am stuck inside all the time!

Have a great rest of the week!

Angela S.