Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Happy Birthday dear Gavin!!

My middle child's birthday was last week...I can't believe how fast they grow!!



But he reminded me that I still owed him a birthday quilt. Since I made one for his brother. Gavin was very specific what he wanted, black, red and skulls. He even picked out a pattern he liked is what I came up with for him...

I am happy to say he loves it! has been added to the stack...

of quilts that need to be finished....I may have to get s second job to support my batting! But seeing how Gavin has requested to have this by Saturday (not really sure why?) I guess I will be using my "allowance" to get batting and binding fabric....good thing he is cute!

Maybe I will be able to get a few others done next week during the


Hmmm....maybe...well happy crafting!

Blogger's Quilt Festival

Amy's Creative Side - Blogger's Quilt Festival

I stumbled on to Amy's Creative Side during her spring Blogger's Quilt Festival. I found so many cute quilt ideas and blogs to follow!! There are a TON of fantastic quilts linked up here. Check it out if you get a chance.

 I was torn between which quilt I wanted to share, I ended up picking my Halloween Quilt. I know it is past Halloween, but it is the most recent quilt I finished, plus it the most fall of the two quilts I was considering. The other quilt is this one ...but here is the Halloween Quilt.

This is by far the most intensive quilt I have done yet. All of the squares are my own, I did not use a pattern, just took them right out of my head...

My two favorites are by far the pumpkin...

And the cute spider.

I backed it in a soft orange flannel, with a pieced strip. I did a meandering stipple quilting, but also added some detail to the pumpkin, spider and square. I love how it looks on the back on these squares....

It looks ADORABLE on my couch and I have loved cuddling it all month...but it is time to retire it to the basket and get a Thanksgiving one going.

Thanks for visiting...happy crafting!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!!

I am majorly suppressing the desire to take down my Halloween stuff today! We celebrated last night, with the trick or treating and everything. I really just want to put up my dang cute wreath for Thanksgiving, don't remember it? Check it out here.

So until I can I thought I would share some of my latest creations....
Thanksgiving quilt top...this is for my mom...all thought I really want to steal it and add it my Holiday Quilts...but she did pay for I guess I have to give it to her!

Over on my favorite swapping site, Two Peas I am hosting a 12 days of Christmas quilt squares. There are 6 people participating and each person choose two numbers to represent in a 12x12 quilt square....I had 11 pipers piping

9 Ladies dancing.

I also made some Christmas tags for swap I am in, the themes were
red, white and silver


and penguins, which I did cause Gunner LOVES penguins!

Well hope you all have a Happy Halloween, I am off to play in the craft room!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Family reunion time!

So a few months ago I posted here about the auction our family does to fund the following years family reunion. Well we just had the annual Evans reunion at the most beautiful cabin, with yummy food...and all of it was paid for with funds from the auction last year.

So here is what I made for this years auction....

I found the one Halloween print in the remnants bin, so it was super cheap....and way cute! I decided to turn it into a disappearing 9 patch quilt. I totally heart how this quilt worked out! I was really tempted to keep it...

Here is a close up of the stitching and the fabric.

My mom, sister and I also did more of the Kitchen sets from that previous post. This time we did a Chocolate Fantasy with a turquoise accent. Love this was my favorite!

We had a hot pad, apron, and tea towel made by me...

adorable recipe cards and white chocolate popcorn, complete with darling labels made by my mom....

Yummy fudge and hot cocoa mix made by my sister.

 The next one was name a Cup of Kitchen Cheer

With homemade hot cocoa mix and hot apple cider mix by my sister

tea towel and apron by me

recipe, labels and mugs by my mom.

The next one was A"pear" of "apple"ing aprons (this was my moms favorite)

My mom did recipe cards and canned apple pie filling,

I did a tea towel and matching mommy and me aprons

And we included some homegrown pears from my moms tree.

We had another, called Pepper me Pretty....with a jalapeno theme, but I did not get pictures of it.

My mom and dad also did these...

They are homemade BBQ sauce and homemade Jack Daniels sauce in jars with toppers carved by my dad.

This auction was very successful! There was some way fun things and we raised enough to hold the family reunion in the same location again next year!

Happy Crafting!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Progress report...

Well sent my last post I am proud to say I have gotten alot done! For fabric/sewing I finished quilting Jacobs blanket, for my project hug them self set goal to make a blanket for each of my nieces and nephews.
I also finished my quilt a long quilt that I did along with Crazy Mom Quilts.  
I am in LOVE with this one...I better be considering how intense it was! I ended up backing it with a really cute flannel blue polk a dot with a red binding.I gave this one to Cory, my hot hubby. He has been whining nicely asking for a quilt for quit some time. Every time I would get one finished he would say, wheres mine? It is meant to "match" this one that I made for myself.
I have started my Halloween quilt as well. (Notice the cute "model" in all my quilt pictures?) The green squares are going to be spiders, I plan to stitch them with some details in black.
Close up of one of the pumpkins. I am excited about this one and really just want to finish it...but we have a family reunion coming up and I plan on doing more of these for the I am busy making aprons. 

But I am also planning a quilt for my little sister Star...she has been hinting at one...very discreetly...since her bday in June. I picked these fabrics because they remind me of her room.

This fun idea has been tumbling around my head for quite a while.

I had my sister in law Lyndsy take this picture last fall of Gunner in his Cub Scouts uniform. He has since graduated and moved on to Boy Scouts, but I knew eventually I would put together a shadow box with the picture and all of the mothers pins I received while he was a Cub Scout. I scored big and found this shadow box at Micheal's this weekend for half off. So I snapped it up! I plan on doing the same thing with his varsity pins and with Gavins pins as well.
For my latest swap on Two Peas I am participating in a Halloween Betty Swap. It is a three part swap. The first is to make 18 Halloween recipe cards. I did Spudnuts, YUMMY! The 2nd part was a partner swap. Which include filling a trick or treat bag with goodies, a Halloween serving tray to serve your recipe on, the special ingredients needed to make your recipe, and a few fun kitchen gadgets. I made my trick or treat bag...I bought this cute fabric to use for my quilt, but then decided to use something a little less obviously Halloween.

I have also made a some fun things to put in the bag

Like this cute charm bracelet and earrings.
I really love this bracelet and want to keep it! My favorite charm is this crystal ball.
I also made a magnet and a Altoids tin album.

And a altered composition notebook. I carry one of these around to jot notes in, grocery lists, crafty ideas and so many other things! Pink is my Betty's favorite color so I sent with a pink theme for it.
My mom made these for me to include too....we are doing a trade since I am making an apron for her Betty.

I hope my Betty likes all this.....

The other swap I am in right now is an altered coffin partner swap....but I need your opinion on it....

with feathers?

or with out?

Here are a few other pics of it
And a few of the goodies I am including in it..

Well that is it for know....I am trying not to save up all my projects for one big giant post. My new goal is to post twice a lets see how that goes.