Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Sewing Gifts : :

First, I want to say THANK YOU to everyone who has entered my Handmade Giveaway so far! Yesterday was such a great day all around!! So Thank You! The giveaway continues through Wednesday, so there's still time if you're interested!

Over the weekend and during my sewing time yesterday I mostly worked on sewing up gifts. A couple that came through my etsy and a few that I'm planning to give as gifts myself. Wanna see?

Sweet Pillow & Crown Set

This sweet pillow and crown set I just made to give my little niece to have on her birthday a few days from now. Just like this train pillow and crown set I made for her big brother. I had all my nieces and nephews choose their own fabrics from my stash when they came to visit over the holidays. Molly chose these Sarah Jane fabrics herself, I really hope she loves them!

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I actually just made a new train crown via etsy order yesterday.

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And, an I Love Pink Crown, too.

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Now that I just have to add the binding to both my Scrappy Improv and my Bottled Rainbows quilts, I decided it was ok to began work on a new quilt project! This one will be a surprise gift for the time being! I told you I wasn't done with those Improv Chevron blocks yet!

More Improv Chevrons

I really loved the colors March hostess Natalie for do. Good Stitches Love Circle chose for our improv chevrons, so I decided to stick with the turquoise, robin’s egg blues, yellows, and greys -- adding in some navy, brown, and that wonderful chartreuse-y green. I think these colors together are just..cool. As is the design, an Improv Chevron tutorial created by Six White Horses. Yes, cool! That's the simplest way to put it, I think! 

More Chevrons

I love the earthy, vintage-y vibe of this block and it just so happens that when I think of those words -- cool, earthy, vintage-y -- they also describe perfectly the person I have in mind to receive this quilt.

More Improv Chevrons

Today, I plan to finish up my next Design Team project with those lovely Riley Blake Chevrons and then hopefully begin one more sewing gift -- a baby blanket for a new little one who will be joining our family anytime now. The mother's due date was on Sunday, EEK! I guess I best put a rush on that one!

Happy sewing, friends!

Maureen

25 comments:

  1. i love those improv chevrons maureen! that is what i am having people make for me for my bee months... such a great pattern! love your crowns also. so so cute!

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  2. Holy crap, that chevron quilt needs to be in my house.

    You know what would be cool? A post on pairing fabrics together. You have such an eye for it.

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  3. Everything looks great! =D

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  4. I should start collecting some MaryJane fabric with 2 granddaughters... Glad to see your busy at it.

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  5. Great projects and beautiful fabrics!

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  6. I really like the chevron design!

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  7. How you do it all is AMAZING with a family and a business...blogging alone is very time consuming! You need to be awarded one of those Wonder Woman bracelets! Your children are darling and your quilts are beautiful! I love the Sarah Jane fabric...I need to get me some of that for sure. Or is it Mary Jane? I'll find it, never fear! Oh, how I love all of it....it just makes me HAPPY!

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  8. You always have an eye for putting your colors together so beautifully. This piece is gorgeous. So are the gifts for your niece.

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  9. I just got a bunch of those fabrics to play with! I am loving navy, aqua, yellow, and gray right now!

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  10. I may have to order one of these for my daughter's first birthday, and my granddaughter's too! Figure that one out! LOL

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  11. Those colors are great together in the chevrons. Every time I read your blog I get more great ideas... the projects are stacking up faster than I can start them!

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  12. Gorgeous projects. I love those crowns and pillows.

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  13. Hi Maureen! You make so wonderful crowns and that new quilt is going to be fantastic! What a great colour bundle! I love your new fabrics, too! x Teje

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  14. Your crowns are ADORABLE!

    I am seeing a lot of improv quilt blocks and think this might be something I could work with..... I want to start quilting - but precise measurements and me just do not get along..... Can't wait to see more of your improv quilts.

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  15. Everything you do looks perfect! Great job Maureen!!

    Deb

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  16. Oh my gosh those colors and the chevron paired together are flippin' amazing! You just inspired me to make a bag with those colors!

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  17. P.S. Did you see the most recent bag I made(using some Innocent Crush):
    http://www.handbagsnpigtails.com/2012/04/hello-monday.html

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  18. Mmm. Good description of the block. I haven't tried the improve chevrons yet, but I think I will in the near future. Just as soon as I get some of these WIPs out of the way.

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  19. I'm not too fond of chevrons but I really like yours! I think it's the different colors and designs that appeals to me. You're projects are just so inspiring!

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  20. Hi, love the chevron print pattern, do you make several 18"x18 pieces, or the size you wish, then sew then together?

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    1. Here's the tutorial for making the chevron pattern quilt blocks!

      http://six-white-horses.blogspot.com/2012/02/improv-chevrons.html

      Have fun!!

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