26 July 2013

Spare Change

I made a sweet little coin quilt for a baby gift. Isn't she sweet?
I've been packing up the house a little bit every day for the move and came upon the unfinished quilt-top. I actually really hate having unfinished projects so I decided to take a little break and finish it up. (It doesn't hurt that I'm a little ahead of the moving schedule.) Now it's on its way to a dear friend's new baby girl.
Fabrics: "Rose Bouquet in Gold," Heirloom; "Cowboy Shirt in Cornbread," Urban Cowgirl; "Blockprint Blossom in Crimson," Heirloom; "Kona Solid in Wine," Robert Kaufman; "Fresh Cut Flowers in Maize," Secret Garden; and various prints of Domestic Bliss by Liz Scott for Moda. On the back I used a simple white flannel with pink polka dots and more of the Domestic Bliss fabric in the binding.
 Now, back to work for me!

18 July 2013

Beep! Beep! Beep!

Yup. He's growing like a weed. 
I was very thrilled to get this quilt in the mail from my mom. She taught a class using my Beep! Beep! quilt pattern (no longer in print, sorry) and made a model using Dear Stella's Ikebana fabric collection. I love this quilt so much!
Which reminds me...if you ever make something using one of my patterns or tutorials, please share! I love seeing what ya'll come up with. The Lella Boutique Flickr group is the perfect sharing place! Thanks to those who have already added photos!   

On a more boring note, we are getting ready to move in a couple weeks with many important unknowns (like where to) and my husband is getting ready to take the Florida bar exam around the same time. (Talk about stress!) 
I'm trying to get a few things packed every day which means this quilting thing has been taking a turn on the back burner. I hope you'll forgive me as the content of this blog may be a bit sparse in the next few weeks, but I'll post what I can!

08 July 2013

The Scrappy Dice Quilt


Over the weekend, Olive had a tea party for her third birthday. We served fresh lemonade, chocolate-dipped strawberries, cucumber sandwiches, homemade shortbread, and homemade petit fours. (I could really use a nap or two right about now.)
The real star of the party, however, was the scrappy quilt I used for a tablecloth. I drew inspiration from Lu's beautiful scrappy quilt and Katie's beautiful photography of it. I came up with a scrappy block design and am sharing the tutorial today with you.
Fabrics are Happy-Go-Lucky by Bonnie & Camille for Moda
and Yarn Dyed Flax in Linen by Robert Kaufman.
I used fat quarters and yardage, but scraps would be ideal. 
Within each block, you will notice a pixelated X formed with a singular print (the yarn dyed flax, in my case). The pixelated X reminds me of the number five on a die (that's where the name comes from).