Quilting

Cobblestone Quilt Along

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I am so excited to share my Cobblestone quilt today with the Fat Quarter Shop!  This pattern is quick, easy and fun!  The big blocks make this go together in a snap!  As soon as I saw the pattern, I knew it would be a perfect quilt to show off my favorite prints.  I picked The Good Life by Bonnie and Camille for Moda.  I am a bit obsessed with their fabrics, so it is no surprise this was my pick.

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I mean, isn’t this fabric beautiful?

The pattern offers different size options.  I chose to make the twin size quilt.  I was going to make a throw size, but realized with only 5 extra fat quarters, I could have a twin!  Did I mention this pattern is fast?  My goal is to get a twin size quilt on each of my kids’ beds.  One down, four more to go!  Yikes!

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I spent more time trying to decide which prints to use and where to put them than actually sewing.  The twin size quilt uses 25 fat quarters.  My daughter loves blues.  So I used most of the navy and aqua prints in this fabric line. I hope she loves it as much as I do!

The baby quilt uses only 10 fat quarters.  I think I found my ‘go-to’ baby quilt!  I keep imagining cute novelty prints or another Bonnie and Camille baby quilt with this pattern.

The Cobblestone quilt is perfect to show off those large scale prints that are hard to cut up.  Or maybe that’s just me.  Haha.  I especially love the way the navy floral looks in my quilt!  I think that’s my favorite print which is why it is in the center.

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Quilting is a family affair around here!  I asked my daughter to help me photograph this quilt.  Here’s a little outtake from our photo shoot!

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Thanks for stopping by!  I absolutely loved making this quilt!  Thanks again to the Fat Quarter Shop for letting me participate!  The pattern can be found here or you can watch the youtube video here.

Chirp out!

Jen

Family life · rainbow baby

The Chicken? Or the Egg?

It was college.  I was hanging out with my best friend.  We were both new moms with our first baby.  Our husbands were finishing up school.  We both loved to sew and craft.  (One of the many reasons we became best friends)  One night we were chatting about this new thing called blogging.  We thought it would be fun to document the projects we were working on.  After lots and lots of laughing, crazy suggestions, and more laughing the smitten chicken was born!

I don’t own chickens.  I never grew up on a farm.  I really have no idea where the smitten chicken came from, but it stuck!

Since that night in college, we have continued to share our crafting projects with each other.  We have had conversations like:

“I have a baby shower in 20 minutes!  Do you think I can get some hoodie towels made?”

Or  “My husband is out of town.  Am I crazy if I paint the dresser?”  (while I’m 8 months pregnant)

We have wanted to share our projects with others too.  Between the two of us we have 11 kids!  That is a whole new level of crazy and the main reason for the sporadic posting and crafting hiatus.

So here I am, 3 years later, dropping in.  The past three years have been a wild ride for me.  I’m hoping to share more about it in future posts.  The cliff notes version is: I became obsessed with quilting, had a rainbow baby, lots of family drama and have started a fabric collection.  (My husband thinks I’m hoarding)

And last of all, here is a cute pic of my rainbow baby on her rainbow quilt!

Chirp Out!

-Jen

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