Happy Halloween!

Well, not yet. Especially since it’s only the first of October, but I have a little Halloween post to do, so bear with me!

My Mom sent me a box that included Chelsea’s Quilt, my Tangled Pillow, a few shirts, a little bit of food, and this lovely Halloween themed wall hanging!

I really really love this wall hanging, the word stitching is absolutely adorable!

There’s the whole thing!

Here’s a close up of the stitching! (MY favorite treat! Minus the spiders! :)

Here’s the back of the quilt, focusing on the fact that my mom HAND STITCHED the pocket in which I can put a pole!

So thanks mom! I love it! :)

I hope you all enjoyed it!

Have a Happy 1st of October! :)

Chelsea’s Quilt

First off, I’m very late in giving Chelsea her birthday gift! She’s turned 20 years old on the 8th of this month and I just got this quilt to her yesterday! I had not even finished binding it when I returned to Evansville (for shame!) So I had my mom finish the binding for me and send it here!

I’ve been so blessed as to have known her for almost 10 percent of her life! (About a year and a half!)

I decided long before the end of my freshman year of college that I was going to make a quilt for her! I only wish that we were sharing the same room! You see, Chelsea was my roommate for my spring semester last year and she’s the best roommate I’ve ever had! (I can DEFINITELY say that given my first roommate!)

So I set off on my task and employed my Super Chelsea Powers! I was able to find fabrics that I was sure she would love using said powers!

As you can tell in the pictures below, Chelsea adores Hello Kitty and the Beatles. I was lucky enough to find all of these fabrics at M&L although I did not post pictures of them at the time.

Here is the Hello Kitty side of the quilt:

Here is the Beatles side of the quilt:

This is the quilt all wrapped up with a Beatles mug and ready to go in a Tangled gift bag! :)

I think she rather likes it!

I hope you enjoyed it!

Have a good day!

It’s Raining Men!

I’ve made another quilt and this one is for me! I was at the Quilter’s Cocoon recently and found 12 fat quarters of fabric I never thought I’d be able to use in a project.

If you’ve ever heard of Alexander Henry, he designs gorgeous fabrics. He mainly does Hawaiian prints and pin-up prints.

I found twelve fat quarters of Alexander Henry fabric and each fat quarter was one dollar!

Here are the names of the fabric I used and the number of fat quarters I had for that specific fabric:

Heavy Equipment – 1

Look of Love – 1 yard, only used for the pillowcase

Wranglers – 3

Ready for Action – 4 (I used one fat quarter for a separate pillow!)

All I Want for Christmas -3

Halloween Hunks – 1

Can you tell that I wasn’t going with the Hawaiian theme?

This was all about a week and a half ago. I leave California on the 17th, so I knew I was a little (okay, majorly!) pressed for time. So I set to work on sewing my project, and I’ll have you know I am ridiculously pleased with the results.

Here are some pictures of the college dorm bedspread I’ve made! (Along with a pillow and pillowcase!) It’s around the size of a twin XL.

This is the pillow I made (the Ready for Action firefighters, yum!) and the pillowcase is made from a yard of the also scrumptious Look of Love fabric!

Here are some pictures of the fun doodle-stitching I did!

This was a really, really fun project and I’m glad I was able to finish it before heading back to Evansville. I’m definitely going to have the sexiest bed on campus!

I hope you enjoyed it (I know I sure did!)

Have a good day!

P.S. When I move into my dorm (in less than two weeks!) I’ll be sure to take photos of how the quilt and pillows look on my bed!

Long Beach International Quilt Show

Yesterday my mom and I ventured out of Corona and into Long Beach for the Long Beach International Quilt Festival.

I met some really awesome people, saw some really awesome quilts and picked up some really awesome stuff!

Here are some of the awesome quilts I saw at the festival!

This quilt was entitled ‘Peace’ and it was made by Jeanne Holmes. It’s a globe composed of the different ways to say ‘Peace.’

This quilt was very cool! It was a bunch of owls flying through the night sky. I honestly cannot remember what it was titled and I forgot to write down the details of who made it. I just got a huge kick out of this owl flying off into the night with his prey.

I thought this quilt was lovely. I love the idea of the postcards!

 

These leaves were a part of a hanging tree quilt display. I personally adored the leaves!

And this of course is me and my madre in front of the ‘We’re having a great time!’ banner/quilt.

I got only a couple of spoils since I will be leaving my sewing machine here in California when I go back to school. I purchased one yard of rather manly fabric (which will make its debut very soon!) and one kit for a wall hanging that I will mainly stitch by hand(which will make its debut in December).

I had a nice time, but we were there for hours! My mom loves to spend time looking through everything and chatting with the ladies she meets. I, on the other hand, love to go through quickly and talk with a few ladies. I’m just not big on how big the show is! It took us about 4 hours to get through it and then we were in traffic for two hours on the way home. I was definitely  not the happiest camper by the time we got home.

On the bright side, a $2 grande espresso frappuccino quickly fixed that attitude!

So all-in-all, it was a nice day filled with fabric (and embroidery!)

I hope you enjoyed it!

Have a good day!