Monday, January 16, 2017

The Little Bunnies are Moving! {Sample Sale}

As of February 1st, Park Ranger Husband, myself, and our two fur children are moving into a new apartment! Hooray! Between now and then, our life will be slightly upside down and partially in boxes so there may be fewer posts around these parts. So I don't have to pack and relocate quite as many quilts, I'm putting 6 of my pattern sample quilts up for sale to good homes.

If you are interested in one of the quilts, email me ( and I will work on getting you your quilt! Prices include FREE SHIPPING within the USA.

Note: all quilts are sold as is. I will trim lose threads, but these are handmade, slightly imperfect quilts. These quilts are all in brand new condition and have not been washed nor used since their photoshoots. All quilts have been free motion quilted on my domestic machine.

Beau's Ties, $225 (Honey, Bunny, and Doll original design, pattern also available for sale)
Quilting is loop-de-loops in black thread. Backing is coordinating squiggle stripe

Frame of Mind, $300 (Featured on Moda Bake Shop, original design)
Quilting is floral swirls in white thread. Backing is navy and pink chrysanthemum print.

Firecracker, $350 (Featured on Fat Quarter Shop's Firecracker blog hop)
Quilting is directional loop-de-loops within blocks in white thread. Backing is mustard plaid print.

Square Pegs, $275 (Featured on Moda Bake Shop, original design)
Quilting is a mod meander in white thread. Backing is teal diamond print.

Candy Shop, $350 (Featured on Moda Bake Shop, original design)
Quilting is a layered, directional bubble meander in white thread. Backing is orange feather print.

Christmas Twirls, $200 (Featured on Moda Bake Shop, original design)
Quilting is loop-de-loops and stars in white thread. Backing is green dot print.

Please email me ( if you are interested! As hard as it will be to part with some of these quilts, I would love to see them go to good homes where they will be loved forever!

Friday, January 13, 2017

Summer Solstice {Finished Quilt}

While I technically finished this on New Year's Eve, this is my first finish share of 2017! My Summer Solstice quilt is completed!

I made this as a part of Melissa at Happy Quilting's Summer Solstice QAL last summer. I finished the quilt top in September with the QAL schedule, but put it aside because I wasn't ready to quilt it. As you might have seen on Instagram, I pieced my backing and was able to do the pin basing the week after Christmas and I did all of the quilting and binding on New Year's Eve.

For the quilting I did a meander with leaves to echo the leaves in the prints. I used an orchid thread for the quilting. White thread seemed like it wouldn't bend well on the front since the background is magenta and magenta seemed like it would show up too much on the green and white fabrics, so orchid it was. I did find the exact shade that I wanted, but it did take a little bit of searching and comparing. Most of the threads were either too pink or too purple!

For the backing, I pieced the remainder of the white print with a coordinating black floral print that I didn't end up using in the quilt and found an additional chartreuse print from my stash. It's always so nice to not have to buy a backing!

For the binding, I didn't have enough of any of the remaining prints (originally I was going to use the black print from the backing, oops), so I used a magenta geometric print fabric from my stash for the binding. I hand stitched this one to the back while watching movies, which is one of my favorite things to do!

Pattern: Summer Solstice by Melissa Corry of Happy Quilting
Size: 50" square
Fabrics: Mostly Botanica by Timeless Treasures (won this fabric all the way back in 2012!)
Quilting: Leaf meander in orchid thread

Sharing at Finish it up Friday!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Meadow Mystery {January}

This month we received the directions for our last 12 blocks for the Meadow Mystery QAL hosted by Cheryl at Meadow Mist Designs!

We made four Block 2 units:

We also made eight Block 5 units:

Despite my initial worries that my fabrics were all a bit too "medium" and that there might not be quite enough contrast, there is definitely enough contrast between the colors. If I had to do it all over again, I would swap out the teal for either a darker purple or a darker green, but I'm still very happy with it!

As of right now, all of our blocks have been completed, we just have to wait and see what the final arrangement of the blocks will be! There have been many people guessing and laying out their ideas of what the final quilt will look like, and they all have been fun suggestions.

Have a happy Wednesday!

Sharing at Sew Fresh Tuesday and Building Blocks Tuesday!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Brutal Honesty {WIPs - January 2017}

It's time to share my progress on my behemoth WIP list. As a refresher, I had five 5 December goals (click to see my whole Brutal Honesty December WIP post) and here's how those 5 projects progressed:

1. Rainbow Scrap Challenge 2016 Farmer's Wife
Completed! This was the first project I worked on after establishing my official list. I completed my goal of completing the top and I will hopefully be quilting this soon.

2. Traveling Quilt Bee 2016
Mostly Completed! My previous top was mailed and I received the final top on December 20th. I was able to plan out what I will be doing (bird blocks on one side, fish on another) but haven't done any sewing yet.

3. Coast to Coast Bee
Completed! You can see my post here. I also have received the first quilt for me to work on in January/February and have started plotting on what to make.

4. Summer Solstice
Completed but not posted yet! This will be posted later this week!

5. Stash Bee Star quilt
Not completed. I didn't work on this one at all. This goes to the list for January.

Here are two projects that were not on my December list that I also worked on:

1. Top Spin leaders and enders:
Status: I sewed through all of the HSTs that I had cut in the midst of working on my Farmer's Wife quilt. I also cut more pink and green squares and they are paired ready to be sewn.

2. Leftover 12 inch bee blocks:
Status: I gave six of these away! Hooray!

Here are the projects that I didn't touch in December:

1. Meadow Mystery QAL
2. Pineapple Stash Bee Blocks
3. Summer on the Coast Quilt
4. Monthly Wall Hangings
5. Allison Glass Sampler Quilt
6. Sew Kitschy Blocks
7. Romantic Garden Quilt
8. Mini Monthly Wall Hangings
9. Wild Houses blocks
10. Birthstone blocks
11. Other WIPs to be added to the list: None!

Since it's already January 10th, I'm only going to pick three easier things to accomplish this month:

1. Traveling Quilt Bee Quilt: Add to Lee's quilt and mail
2. Star Stash Bee Quilt: Finish FMQ and bind
3. Coast to Coast Bee: Add to Susan's Quilt and mail

Happy Tuesday! Wish me luck on my new set of goals!

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Scrappy and Happy {RSC 2017 Plans}

Today is the day to share our plans for our projects for the 2017 edition of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge (RSC) hosted by Angie at SoScrappy!

Rather than starting a whole new project this year, I am planning to use my WIPs as my RSC projects. I have two projects that will be my main focus:

1. Happy Houses
This is a project on my current WIP list that I haven't worked on in a while. These are Lori Holt houses from an older Quiltmaker magazine and I want to try to make at least one Happy House each month. These do require light blue for the sky and brown for the roofs, so I may need to use yardage (especially of the blue) to continue with these blocks.

2, Top Spin Leaders and Enders
My leader and ender project has made a lot of progress! I'll continue to work on this project all the time (since it is a leaders and enders project!) but I plan to work on it slightly more during the purple, pink, and green months -- including January!

Additionally, I'll be trying to work on whatever other scrappy WIPs that I have that happen to be the colors of the month in addition to my scrappy Stash Bee blocks each month. Purple actually happens to be the color I seem to have the least of currently -- I traded scraps with a friend last year and sent her mainly purple scraps for an all-purple quilt and a good portion of the remaining purple scraps were cut into squares for my Top Spin quilt.