Monday, April 28, 2014

My very first mini quilt!

Wow, i can't believe i've never made a mini quilt before! Though i have made pillow covers so i guess they're kinda like mini quilts right? Anywho, after making the 2wenty Thr3e modern D9P (which is going to get finished if it kills me!!) i had a charm pack left over and you know what goes perfectly with a charm pack?! That's right! My Star Dresden Tutorial! So without further ado, here it is!

I added in some additional prints from my stash and whipped up this little number! I used some Essex linen in natural for the background as well as the backing and bound it in one of my favorite AMH prints, Migratory Lace in Tourmaline.

I've been loving matchstick quilting lately and just had to use it on this mini! It adds so much texture!

I also made my first little hanging pockets for the back, as well as adding on a couple of my fabric labels made with my fabric stamp tutorial!

All in all i think it turned out rather lovely! And i see more Star Dresden mini quilts in my future! As well as more mini's in general! Such a quick and easy finish!

High fives for my first mini quilt!!
xo nicole

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Fabric Stamp Tutorial

Just thought i'd post this up here for any that didn't see it over on Katy's blog for the first quarter finish along! Enjoy! (and my apologies for those who have already seen it!)

Not too long ago i posted a sneak peak of a little project with some cute little fabric stamps i was working on for this quarter of the FAL,

Well a few of you asked about the little stamps so i thought a quick little tutorial was in order.

So without further ado, let's get started!

The possibilities are endless!

High fives for cute little stamps!
xo nicole

And don't forget to check out my little envelope needlebook tutorial!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Q2 FAL list!!

Well folks, it's that time of year again! Time for my FAL list! I've spent the week debating on what was going to make the list and what i really felt was just going to be on there with delusions of getting done. My list is a biggie again, and i know that i won't finish it all. Who am i kidding, i'll be lucky to finish half of it! But you never know right, so i'll link it up just in case!

So, shall we get started?

#1. My AMH Gypsy Wife quilt. I am so in love with this quilt! I've yet to post a picture of the finished top and i probably won't until it's completely finished. Next to my family only one other person has seen the whole thing together! I'm hand quilting the whole thing and if you're interested in sneak peaks now and then follow me on Instagram, (@snippets101) that's where most of my pics are!

#2. My Tula Pink picnic quilt. Long overdue! This is just a shot of the top, it's already about half quilted. I WILL use this for picnics this summer!

#3. Washi Swoon. I have some of the backing fabric for this one, just need to pick up some more, make the back, quilt and bind... this one is also long overdue. I've lost count of the number of FAL lists i've put it on.

#4. 23 Modern D9P. Really, where do all these quilt tops come from?! Going to attempt to finish this one this quarter as well. We'll see.

#5. I recently pulled out my Penny Sampler again and made up a few blocks. I have the entire bottom row of diamonds still to make, as well as a few assorted 6 inch blocks to get the top finished up. Then to decide how to quilt.

#6.This little mini churn dash was a project in the Penny Sampler class. I've made all the churn dashes and just need to fill in the blank spots with some fussy cuts. This one's a small one and i should be able to get it finished up. ahem. I may have said that the last FAL list i put it on. This is the quarter!! I will finish it! Maybe!

#7.Yep, that's right! I'm pulling out the Indian Summer blocks!! I don't know if i'll actually get time to work on them, let alone finish the quilt. But a girl can dream right?

#8. Again, another rollover from lists past. My sew and go organizer. I have everything i need to finish this, and yet it still sits, unfinished. No excuse. This has to get done.

#9. Ah, my gorgeous AMH Little Folks voile hexies. The quilt has been axed and now the hexies need a new home. I'm thinking of pairing them with some natural linen and making some zip pouches for my shop.

#10. This one is a partial rollover from my last quarter list. My plan was to make pillow cases out of the Dowry prints and pillow shams out of the Field Study velveteen. Well, the pillow cases got done - see here - but i thought i'd try tacking the velveteen up in the bedroom window to see if i would like it as drapes. Turns out i love it! So much so that it's still tacked ghetto style in our bedroom window. I really need to actually make the drapes.

#11.Time for something new! I've finally cut into my precious Melody Miller phones and will be making Amy Butler's Weekender Bag! This is my second Weekender and i'm hoping to refresh my memory before making a pieced/QAYG one.

#12. I really shouldn't have to put this one om my list, it should have been finished last week for my little sister's bday. She asked if i could make her a new duffel bag for the gym. So of course it needs to be AMH linen right? Such pretty fabric. I threw in the zip pouch thinking that she could use it to hold her jewelry and what not, then just toss it in the duffel!

#13. And lucky thirteen is reserved for the six Ellie Travel Cases i have on the go. Two for my boys, three for the shop and one is a gift!

So, that's it! No problem right, i got this! I don't need to sleep at all in the next three months. Sleeping is for amateurs!

Linking up last minute with our lovely host Katy, over at The Littlest Thistle.

High fives for my crazy list!
xo nicole

Friday, April 4, 2014

Envelope Needlebook Tutorial

Super cute little tutorial for you all today! Enjoy!

And that's it! Feel free as always to Pin away for future reference, and i would love to see yours if you do make one! Any questions drop me a line or leave them in the comments :)

Linking this little finish up over at crazy mom quilts!

High fives for finally finishing this up!
xo nicole