Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Half Square Triangles

I think HST's are addicting!
I've had a few people ask what method I used to make mine, so here it goes--a little tutorial.
For this example I started by cutting out 6 inch squares. You can use any size you like. 

Next I take half of my squares and draw a diagonal line down the middle, on the back of your fabric.  Half of my squares are a solid and half are a print, so I only drew on the prints. 

Then I stack one of the prints on one of the solids, right sides together, and sew a 1/4 inch seam down both sides of the line I drew.  

Once you have your seam down both sides, you cut your block apart on the drawn line.

Press you seams however you prefer, and cut the little extra from your seam off. That way you don't have extra bulk in your seam when you join your HST's together.

This is my favorite way to do HST's. I do it all assembly line style and chain piece. 
You can use this block in so many ways, here are just a couple I've done recently.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Sea Glass

Sea Glass for my Gracie Girl.
Sea Glass

This is my entry for the Bloggers Quilt Festival. 
Sea Glass
I made this quilt last month for Gracie, with out her knowing it was for her. I'm not so great at surprises. She was so excited to find out it was meant for her all along.
Sea Glass  

When we went to Cabo, Gracie and I loved walking the beach picking up sea glass. The name seemed perfect for the quilt and for Gracie.    
Sea Glass

You may remember this quilt. It was the "left overs" from cutting out Sea Glass, but I actually sewed it first. I love to play with scraps. 

Half Square Triangle Tutorial here.

Thanks for stopping by, enjoy the quilt festival!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

{ Urban } HOME Goods Swap

I received a beautiful swap in the mail from Melissa, for the {Urban} Home Goods Swap! She made a sewing machine cover, and stitchery for Gracie (who is thrilled beyond words.) And a super cute zipper pouch for me.

This has been such a fun swap to be apart of. I really appreciate the work that Melissa did for us. She really did a great job of making gifts that match our styles. Thanks so much Melissa!
And now I'm looking for ideas for the Pillow Talk Swap. :)

Monday, May 10, 2010

So Blessed

I had a wonderful Mother's Day yesterday.
Gracie woke me up with breakfast in bed, and a very cute note. She is such a sweetie. That is the best way to wake up.

My family spoiled me all day long. They also got me a new toy. I'm so excited! Thanks guys.

I really do feel so blessed. I know I am so lucky to get to be the Mom to Kyle and Gracie. It am so thankful for them. They are just the best. 
I am also so thankful for my Mom and all the sacrifices she has made for her family. Especially for her testimony of Christ and continually teaching me to pray. Thanks Mom.

I love this quote from Harold B. Lee: “the most important … work you will ever do will be within the walls of your own homes” 

I hope that all of you women had a wonderful Mother's Day. Even if you don't have children of your own. You're still a Mother. I am grateful for all of the women who have touched my life.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

{ Urban } HOME Goods Swap

My swap items for the { Urban } HOME Goods Swap went in the mail today.
Sewing Machine Cover 
I ended up making a sewing machine cover...
Sewing Machine Cover
...and it is cool is that?
Sewing Machine Cover
and a set of coasters
 and a set of magnets
I mostly used fabric from the Amy Butler line "Love" and a gray solid.
This has been a super fun swap to be apart of.
I thought I would take a swapping break, but apparently I can't get enough. I just signed up for the 3rd round of The Pillow Talk Swap. Here is some pillow inspiration. 
Strandz - The Pillow Talk { Swap } - 3 - Inspiration
 I also finally made Strandz a Facebook page. Check it out.