Friday, October 30, 2009

Scrappy Candy Canes

Scrappy Candy Canes, originally uploaded by myittybittyquilts.

Yeah, I have A LOT to do to get ready for the upcoming craft show, but instead of doing anything I HAD to do, I did something just for fun :)
Samantha, over at the handmade dress, is having a little "use your scraps" game. Hmmm...I might have a scrap or two (thousand) I wanted to come up with a project that used my tiniest pieces and here is what I came up with. I must have Christmas on my mind! I think the traditional red/green is my favorite, but the maize and blue one might be a close second (Go Wolverines!)

Monday, October 26, 2009

True Up

I'll admit that I have a REALLY long list of blogs that I regularly check. I could get so much more accomplished if I spent half of the time on the computer that I usually spend! I wouldn't be half as inspired, though. So, it's definitely a I tell myself.

One of those constantly inspiring ones is True Up. Have you checked it out yet? Fabric sales, updates, vintage swatches. If you get all swoony over fabric, you'll adore it!

And I'm not just saying that because they are doing a give-away right now. Well, that was my inspiration, but I promise I wouldn't say those nice things if I didn't believe them.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

WIP- Prairie Points

WIP- Prairie Points, originally uploaded by myittybittyquilts.

Just a little glimpse of what I'm working on currently. I haven't worked with prairie points before so it's definitely a learning process. Stay tuned for the finished quilt...

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Fall Doll Quilt Swap

FallDollQuiltSwap, originally uploaded by myittybittyquilts.

I know, I know, I have shown A LOT of doll quilts lately! I've had a few swaps that I've needed to finish up, so that's what I've been busy sewing! This one is for a doll quilt swap at I had seen a quilt similar to this on flickr quite a while ago and was itching to make something like it!
Just simple log cabin blocks framed in chocolate brown set in a taupe linen-look fabric. The taupe is super soft and I wish I could have bought the entire bolt of the stuff! Bound in one of my current favorite fabrics, chocolate dots on red from MoMo's Wonderland.
I quilted a swirl in each log cabin then finished it up with some organic straight line quilting.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Authentic Tote Bags

AuthenticToteBags, originally uploaded by myittybittyquilts.

I just loved this line of fabrics (Authentic by Sweetwater for Moda) as soon as I saw it. I couldn't think of any projects I needed it for, though, unfortunately. UNTIL, I saw it in a 54" wide home dec panel. I knew I NEEDED a tote bag (yeah, right) ok...ok...I WANTED a tote bag from it. I purchased a yard and was able to make two. I've sewn enough bags that I was able to just wing these. I'm keeping (and already using the one hanging on the door hanger) and the other I donated to a silent auction for our local Dig Pink event. Check out the link!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Goodnight Monkey Baby Quilt

My mom, sister and I are participating in a craft show the Saturday after Thanksgiving. I wanted to have a few simple baby quilts available, so I whipped up this little one last week. I was going to use charm packs, but I found a deal on a Layer Cake and just cut it into 4 pieces. Voila, 4 charm packs. I definitely saved some cash this way! I used two of my sets for this one. I just quilted it with a meandering stitch. Bound in red polka dots.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Blogger's Quilt Festival!

I have to admit that my favorite quilt is usually my latest quilt. Keeping with that is my entry for the Blogger's Quilt Festival! I loved the Festival the last time around. I was introduced to so many great quilts and blogs. Thanks Park City Girl for doing this again! Go check out the other entries.

***Thanks for all of your sweet comments! I used the instructions from the September/October '08 issue of McCalls Quilting Magazine. Check it out here. You can find a similar pattern at Pink Chalk Studio Mini Merry-Go-Round That pattern uses a Jelly Roll and a HoneyBun, but it's the same basic technique***

This quilt was made with 2 jelly rolls from the Recess line by American Jane for Moda. It was really simple to put together. No set in seams, whatsoever! (I don't think I would have attempted it if there had been!)

My little guy wanted his sock monkey in one of pictures. I was happy to oblige:)

The whole thing

DQS7, originally uploaded by myittybittyquilts.

Ok, it's been almost a MONTH since I promised a full view of my DQS7 quilt! I had a ball with this one and I really hope I'll get a chance in the near future to do a full size of this.
I was completely inspired by the quilt that Malka designed for Sew Hip Magazine. First discovered it on Flickr, just look at this lovely one by Red Pepper Quilts!
I just loved it and I was stoked to find out my partner had it marked in her favorites!