Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Finished Quilt

Here is the finished quilt for Samantha Marie, who we like to call Sammie.

I started this quilt awhile ago, and since it was my first quilt I had a little bit of trouble with making everything as precise as I would have liked it. Still it was a learning experience and I would encourage everyone to try it!!! I did the Honeybear Lane Puff Quilt. The directions were at most points easy to follow and the pictures helped out a lot.

The one point where I struggled was in making my own continuous bias binding and even sewing the binding on. I spent hours cutting and trying to figure out Honeybear Lanes directions on making my own binding. I don't know if it was just the way I was interpreting but it was just not making sense. I scoured google for a long time until I finally found this gem of a tutorial. This tutorial presented everything in a more concise way that made sense with how my brain works. Could be just me, but if you are having trouble with making your own continuous bias binding check this tutorial out!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

New Patterns Page

I decided to make it easier to find all of my patterns and add in a free patterns page that you can access from the Home page. Now you can simply click on the tab and quickly see all my patterns with pictures attached!!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

First Quilt

I have decided to try my hand at quilting. I have always wanted to try it but wasn't sure if I was up to the task of a regular quilt. I came across this idea for a puff quilt. It is supposed to be much easier than a traditional quilt. I started this and figured I would share my progress with you all. It is a very simple project so far and actually hasn't been horribly expensive.

Also, they say that you need a walking foot to get this done. I sadly lost mine somewhere. So I have been doing it without one and haven't had an issue yet. One other thing I did differently was using a small handheld Singer Machine to make my individual puffs. This I think was a great way to get them done quickly and without using my large machine.

This tutorial comes from Honeybear Lane. If you scroll down there are four different steps in the tutorial that you can go through. Let me know if you decide to do this! It's been so much fun!

Quick and Easy Flower Headband

I have had a few things in the works the past month or so. Here is one of the patterns I have been working on that I truly love. I have made a bunch of these already and I must say they were quick easy and cute!

For the actual headband I used size H hook, for the flower size K hook.

Headband Pattern:

Row 1: Ch 141. SC in 2nd ch. SC in next 27 ch. HDC in next, DC in next. Ch 80. In last 30 ch from end DC, HDC in next, SC in next 27. CH 1. Turn

Row 2: SC 27. HDC, DC. Ch 80. In last 30 from end DC, HDC, SC 27. Ch 1. Turn.

Row 3: Slip stitch 26. SC, HDC, DC. Ch 80. In last 30 stitches, DC, HDC, SC, slip stitch till end.

Tie off and tuck in ends.

Flower Pattern:

Rnd 1: Ch 3. 9 DC in 3rd ch from hook. Slip Stitch to join round.

Rnd 2: Ch 2. 5 DC in same ch (Ch 2 counts as one DC). *SC in next ch. 6 DC in next ch* Continue in circle until you have 5 petals. Tie off.

Take flower and stitch it to headband with tapestry needle. Use thicker ends to tie headband on.


Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Finished Garter

Even though I have been long done with the garter, I came across this picture and realized I had never posted it. I took this right after I finished and really liked how the picture came out with the colors going well with my pool!