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Project Linus

I found out about Project Linus a few months ago through a blog I follow. After learning about the organization I decided I'd like to become one of their blanketeers. I was very excited to find out that a chapter would be opening in my town soon (it opened in April)! Since then I have been sewing away and have the following blankets to donate:

San Francisco Window Boxes Baby Quilts

Scrap Color Baby Quilts

36" square baby blankets (cotton front, minky back)

Self-binding receiving blankets

45" square receiving blankets (flannel front & back)

No-sew fleece blankets (these are so simple - you just need 2 pieces of fleece, a ruler and some scissors!)

I enjoyed meeting with my local coordinator for the first time today. Some of these blankets will be donated to help families affected by the Waldo Canyon Fire and the rest will go to a local hospital. I hope to become more involved with this organization as my local chapter grows.

If you like to sew, knit, crochet or even tie n…

Birthday quilts

My sister Rileigh recently turned 21 and I wanted to make her a bright quilt for her birthday. I decided on a Color Brick Quilt made with Amy Butler fabric and linen.

And for my mom's birthday I settled on a Pinwheel Sampler Quilt. I added an extra row of blocks to make it longer. My triangle points are not perfect, but I'm otherwise happy with how this turned out.

Giveaway Day: WINNERS!

I had such a great time participating in Sew, Mama, Sew! Giveaway Day. I received so many kind comments about my giveaways. And thank you to everyone who gave me a pattern/tutorial recommendation! I have added SO many of them to my list of quilts to make. I'm sure I'll never get to all of them, but its nice to see all of the inspiration.

Without further ado, here are the winners... The 241 Totes go to:

Comment #281 was from Appie
Comment #96 was from Taslim
Comment #322 was from Amanda
Comment #39 was from pennydog

The fabric lots & I-Spy squares go to:

(I forgot to copy & past the first # generated - oopsie) Comment #58 was from ejricca, who unfortunately did not leave an email address (and I can not contact through blogger)
Comment #145 was from brandi
Comment #51 was from Mar
Comment #154 was from Jenelle
All of the above winners wanted the larger cuts of fabric, so the I-spy squares go to comment #10 from Bailey.

I will be emailing each winner today. Thank you to…

GIVEAWAY DAY - 241 Totes


Today begins Sew Mama Sew's Giveaway Day... which actually lasts all week! You will find some amazing handcrafted items as well as crafting supplies, so what are you waiting for? Go check it out!

I am offering THREE FOUR 241 Totes. I really love making these bags (pattern) as well as using the one I made for myself. It's a cute design featuring 2 outside pockets, 2 inside pockets and a magnetic closure.

I am blown away by all of the kind comments I've received here... so I found a little time this week to whip up another 241 Tote for the giveaway!
Heirloom TO ENTER:
Simply leave a comment telling me which of the bags that you'd like to win AND your favorite quilt pattern/tutorial. Only ONE comment per person please. MAKE SURE TO LEAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS (either through blogger or in your comment). If I can't contact you I will have to chose another winner. And I'd love it i…

GIVEAWAY DAY - Fabric & I-Spy Squares


Today begins Sew Mama Sew's Giveaway Day... which actually lasts all week! You will find some amazing handcrafted items as well as crafting supplies, so what are you waiting for? Go check it out!

I am offering a group of 4" I-Spy Squares and some random fabric:
* Approx. 94 I-Spy Squares are a mish-mash that I've received in swaps plus a few from my own fabric stash (there are some duplicates/some of the same type of print).

* FABRIC LOT #1:  5 Amy Butler prints and more. The fabric pieces vary in size (a few smaller than fat quarters, a 1/2 yard, a yard and a few in between).

Due to the overwhelmingly kind (and numerous) comments here, I'm adding another bundle to give away!

* FABRIC LOT #2:  Prints from Sandi Henderson, Riley Blake, Amy Butler, Victoria and Albert and more. There are some 1/3 and 1/2 yards as well as various other sizes.

Simply leave a comment telling…

Super Pal

My oldest son is 4 years old today. He likesloves is infatuated with superheroes (more specifically Batman). So what better gift for him than his very own super pal?

My inspiration for this came from this post over at The Polkadot Chair. I knew I wanted to make something with a Batman theme for my little boy, but wasn't sure just what until I saw that post. The mask and cape were super easy to make. The shirt and pants were a bit difficult, but they fit and will stay on.

I can't wait to see my little boy's face when he receives this gift that I had such a fun time making just for him!

Rhonda's Quilt

My most recent quilt...

I made this one for my step-mom's birthday. I just LOVE how this quilt turned out and I'm sure I'll be making more of these! I used this template from the Crazy Mom Quilts blog to make my blocks. It was fun and easy to make... and did I mention that I LOVE how this looks finished?!?!

Bradyn's Quilt & birthday stuff

I have been pretty busy lately with my family & preparing for my son's first birthday. Amidst all of that, I finally finished this quilt for my youngest brother (Bradyn) for his birthday...

I LOVE how bright and cheerful this quilt turned out (was even tempted to keep it for one of my little boys). I hope my brother enjoys it!

And for my son's first birthday celebration...

Monster stuffies (one of my own design, the other from HERE), birthday bunting with his name, appliqued t-shirt & monster crown

3 finished quilts

I have been quilting away as often as I can lately and have completed these 3 quilts...

Scrappy diamond quilt for one of my sisters-

I am not entirely pleased with this quilt. I had such a difficult time with it & many of the diamond points don't line up. I do however LOVE how the quilting looks on the back of the quilt and how the diamonds puff up on the front of the quilt!

Zig zag quilt for another sister-

The photos really don't do this quilt justice. The red/black/white combo is really sharp in person & I love the backing on this. I really like how the zig zag quilting looks, too.

This quilt is for my mom, just because I love her-

I wanted to get this one done quickly for my mom to use right away. I completed this in 3 days thanks to a simple design, batting that allows quilting up to 10" apart, simple straight line quilting & a wide piece of fabric for the backing. It was a quick & fun quilt.