Monday, July 25, 2011

Color Wheel

In my little quilt group, we've been talking alot about color.
We decided we wanted to make color wheels,
so this is the one I chose to make:


The pattern for this block can be found HERE.

I really enjoy paper piecing.  It's such a thrill to see difficult looking patterns come out so perfectly!  If you have never tried it before, you should.  It's pretty fun once you get the hang of it.  I took a class (to make this project) when I first learned and have loved it ever since.  It does waste some fabric, but it can definitely be worth the finished product.


I had some leftover fabric so there are 6 of these kits available in my shop 
if you want to make your own.  Plus, combined shipping costs have been updated and a few patterns are on sale. 

Happy 24th of July!!!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

i miss you.

Things have been a little quiet around here without my camera's memory card working...


I feel like I have no connection to the outside world.

Can you help me?
Pleeeaaase send me pictures
of any of your Gigi's Thimble/A Little Bit Biased projects
so I can have something to blog about :)

I'd love to see what you've done.
I think others would ♥ to, too.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

{Scrap} Love

Remember this?


I made a little something else to go with it, but I just now finished it 
(5 months later).  Thought I'd share...


I used my Candy Heart Template to make this scrappy Valentine's Day quilt a few months ago.  It was a great stash buster quilt, although I did buy the red inner border fabric and the light pink fabric for the outer "saw tooth" border and the black floral backing fabric (#4034 from Luna Notte by 3 Sisters for Moda).


*** Do you ever make a scrap quilt and actually only use scraps???


I did use up some red fabrics from my scrap jar to make this scrappy binding though! I got lucky and found three pinkish reds that worked well together.  Even better ~ some of them were already cut into 2 1/4" strips and ironed in half!  Score!


Natilie Thompson from Nestled did the quilting for me and she did a great job!  I love the all over "pretty posies" design she used.  Perfect for the country-sweet look I was going for. 

Natilie's contact info is: 801-787-2496 (South Jordan, UT).

Friday, July 1, 2011

Cruisin'

My card reader is not working right now so I had to borrow this image from the internet, but trust me when I tell you that I ♥ my little vanilla townie with aluminum fenders and tan leather seat.  It's such a fun little way to ride around town.  Comfy and cute!?!  Well, I just love it.  But sometimes a mom needs to have a little storage space.

I love the rattan baskets, but when I saw these basket patterns at a LQS the other day, I knew I just had to buy them!


One for me, and one for the little Missy.  Wouldn't they make such cute birthday gifts for all the other little girls in the neighborhood? 

[photos from hemma design website]

Don't you just love everything about this cover shot?  And can you see that little gingham bike seat cover on the childs' bike?  So cute!

Speaking of bikes and baskets, I also wanted to tell you about a contest that Riley Blake is hosting right now.  They're giving away three beach cruiser bikes AND one lucky person will even win a free cruise!   If you like to quilt or make home decor projects, click here for more details: http://www.rileyblakedesigns.com/

Then, after you win, be sure to buy these cute patterns and whip yourself up a new basket for your NEW BIKE!  You'll feel like the cutest thing around!