VOTING OPEN!! The Blogger's Quilt Festival! Have your say

Friday, May 22, 2015

How is everyone today?

Busy busy I bet. I seem to be run off my feet - perpetually.

This week I'm on vacation in my hometown of 'sunny' Vancouver (← that's a Vancouver joke. It rains there, constantly...sunshine is more liquid than light)

but!

I thought I'd pop a post up to remind all of my readers to head on over to the Blogger's Quilt Festival at Amy's Creative Side and cast your vote in each of the categories for your favorite Blogger's quilts!

I entered this cutie patootie in the Small Quilts category:

And the back:

This elephant quilt is travelling with me in Vancouver right now, and its recipient will be receiving it on Sunday at her shower! I hope she likes it.

Here's my original post on this quilt, with a ton of sweet pics:

A quilt for Little Ellie

I have also entered a quilt into the ROYGBIV category- my "Fractured Churn Dash" quilt:


You can read more about this quilt over here: 


and see some more pics of this rainbow creation.

Please head over {here}  to vote on your favorite Blogger's quilts in all the different categories! Have a ton of fun, there are always so many talented Bloggers linking up!

A special thank-you to Amy of Amy's Creative Side for hosting the annual Blogger's Quilt Festival.
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"Fractured Churn Dash": Blogger's Quilt Festival submission, ROYGBIV category

Sunday, May 17, 2015

I thought I would go for it with one of my most recent rainbow quilts, and enter it into the Blogger's Quilt Festival (ROYGBIV category).


Fractured Churn Dash: Michael Miller Spring Cotton Couture Challenge quilt (Quiltcon challenge submission)

The rules for submitting for this challenge was that the Spring Cotton Couture colors had to be dominantly used in the quilt; the front of the quilt had to be only MM solids (the binding and backing could be Michael Miller prints).

I decided to work with the Churn Dash block, and try to put a modern spin on it. It is most definitely my favorite classic / traditional quilt block and I had an absolute blast putting my modern touch on it.

The outer borders of each churn dash in the quilt are the Spring Couture colors; the centers contain various Cotton Couture colors, in a gradation of shades from dark to light, top to bottom:
 I also included shades of black and greys bordering a few of the blocks, accentuating the angles of the quilt. I also quilted the quilt with a simple, 1" spaced, diagonal line pattern.

I had a lot of fun with this quilt - it is now with its rightful owner, my mom, laying out on her bed up in beautiful Penticton BC.

Please head over {here}  to vote starting May 22 on your favorite Blogger's quilts in all the different categories! Have a ton of fun, there are always so many talented Bloggers linking up!

A special thank-you to Amy of Amy's Creative Side for hosting the annual Blogger's Quilt Festival!
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A quilt for Little Ellie: Blogger's Quilt Festival "Small Quilts" entry & - TGIFF!!

Friday, May 15, 2015

Happy Friday, Everyone!

I'm doing double duty with this one - it's a TGIFF (thank goodness it's finished! Friday) and I'm gonna take the plunge and enter it into the Blogger's Quilt Festival (Small Quilts category).
 

My best friend in the entire world is having her first baby!! WOOT!!

They decided to go with an elephant theme, and she went with the color scheme of lavender, teal, and grey.

So! I had to make an elephant quilt, and if you read along with me, you know I like pixelating things hehehe.

Without further adieu, here is the quilt! It measures 40"x45", and I hope it will be well loved by its new owner when she decides to arrive.

The quilt is made up entirely of scraps from my stash and from some Chicago MQG friends who were SO kind as to contribute in areas I was lacking! (thank you ladies!! mwah!)

I didn't have a pattern for this quilt, I just kind of went for it, although I did find inspiration from Pinterest and fellow quilter bloggers, though.
The gorgeous quilting is by the fabulous longarmer, Melissa @ Sew Shabby Quilting. She's fantastic, I highly recommend her!

You'll notice I machine bound my quilt; I used one of the 'fancy' stitches on my machine and some gorgeous variegated #Aurifil. YUM.

And the back:


I'm all about making my quilts double sided - two reasons:

1. two quilts for the price of one! reversible!
2. piecing your back saves you money. You don't need to buy as much yardage if you can pull something from your stash, and make it scrappy!

I love the Lotta Jansdotter print on the back. The little quails are so cute!

I've been working on this quilt since April - I actually started it at the Chicago Modern Quilt Guild bi-annual retreat. Feels good to get it done, and just in time for my trip home to Vancouver next week for her baby shower! WOOT!!

Please head over {here}  to vote starting May 22 on your favorite Blogger's quilts in all the different categories! Have a ton of fun, there are always so many talented Bloggers linking up!

A special thank-you to Amy of Amy's Creative Side for hosting the annual Blogger's Quilt Festival.

I'm linking my finish up today with A Quarter Inch from the Edge, who is hosting TGIFF! Make sure to head over and take a look at her finish - gorgeous!

Also linking up to Can I Get a Whoop! Whoop! for the first time today - Whoop, Whoop! and Crazy Mom Quilts Finish it Up Friday virgin no more!

Also check out the scraptastic link up at Mrs Sew and Sow 
Scraptastic Tuesday
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WIP: Elephant Quilt, Portable Change Pad

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Busy busy!

Next week I'm off to Vancouver, back home to see my family and friends, and to attend my best friend's baby shower!

I've been busy making a ton of stuff for her and the baby, all in her theme (elephants!) and colors: purple (lavender), teal and grey!

First up is her main baby quilt; I pixelated a mama and baby elephant, and then made my first (purposely) scrappy quilt - it was a lot of fun:
A photo posted by Erin Davis (@sewathomemummy) on


I just received it back from Melissa @ Sew Shabby Quilting - and still need to bind it before I leave.

Next up, with the elephant theme in mind, a stuffie for the new babe:
A photo posted by Erin Davis (@sewathomemummy) on


heheheh - it's an elephant. And I'm in the process of stuffing it, it's not pooping batting, heheh.

I'm also in the process of making a portable change pad for baby:
A photo posted by Erin Davis (@sewathomemummy) on



And, I've already made a stack of change pad covers in minky dot, two fitted crib sheets, and two lovies for her as well.

Super busy! Back to work for me, linking up today with Lee at Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday!
 

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Winner: Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day!

Monday, May 11, 2015

Hi all!

Quick post just to announce my SMS Giveaway Day winner!

Comment #344 belonged to Michelle. Michelle, check your email associated with your Blogger account, I've sent you a message and need some details for you!

Thanks to everyone for entering, and to all of those whom started following me, a really warm welcome. I hope you like what you see here at Sew at Home Mummy!

Happy Monday, everyone!

xo
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