I was unaware that there are women out there who donate breast milk to mothers who want their babies to have breast milk, who are struggling to provide enough milk for their own babies. My daughter being one of them. Hillary found an angel woman who is providing over a hundred ounces a week, besides providing for her own baby. I am so touched by this service, as she does it for free, that I just had to make a little something as a thank you. I think I should call it, Love Is Sharing.
This is my present quilting project…no official pattern, just instructions and patience. The points are getting better each time thank goodness! I think I want to hang this quilt in my bedroom, I have just the wall. Fabric is by Vanessa Goertzen @lellaboutique
More to come….
I would sew a dozen quilts just for a smile like that!
I think he loves it
Quilt information….Pattern by Elizabeth Hartman @elizabethagh on instagram or elizabethhartman.com for shopping her patterns
The cutest and easiest little project by A Spoonful of Sugar Designs. They turn out so so cute and are the perfect gift for a friend, teacher or sister!
Pattern by Elizabeth Hartman
If you haven’t seen this BEAUTIFUL fabric yet, you need too!!! It is designed by Ami Sinbaldi for AGF fabrics. If you don’t know anything about her, go check out her blog… blog . She is so talented and I have made a few of her things. She titled this fabric Charleston and I added one of her other lines that go together perfectly, Les Petites.
I knew I waned to do some half square triangles so I searched and searched for a pattern that spoke to me and this is what I found…it is found by Riley Blake Designs and even better, it was FREE! I love free!
Not only is this just the cutest fabric, it feels so soft and silky
This thread cutter was in a Sew Sampler Box a couple of months ago that Fat Quarter Shop does. It is ALWAYS filled with wonderful surprises and this was super helpful to me!
Once you are done sewing on one side of the line, start over and do the other side. Now cut on the pencil line and you have a pile of half square triangles. Press open with the seam pressed toward the darker fabric.
Time to true up those squares
You begin to wonder if you will ever got done with that stack, but stick to it and I promise you will.
There is just something satisfying about those scrapes and a beautiful pile of perfect 4 1/2″ squares.
Layout your block before you begin sewing, it is easy to get them facing the wrong way…trust me on that.
I love how they are turning out and I love this fabric!!
Four of 12 blocks done…I will keep you posted. Life is calling for now….
I love doing foundation paper piecing and A Spoonful of Sugar created this adorable pillow pattern made up of pineapple blocks. Its called the Rainbow Connection, isn’t it so cute! I was surprised that I didn’t have as many colors in my fabric stash as I thought I did. Literally had to buy some orange, yellow and blue fabrics…go figure! Oh, also needed to add to my low volume fabric stash, but shhhh, I love building my supply.
Takings the paper off this was time consuming!
Another post will happen when I get the pillow made…I’ve sewn them together and its ready to go.
In January I decided to join my FIRST quilt along. This quilt along is sponsored by Fat Quarter Shop and Moda Fabrics, they are donating money to Make A Wish Foundation. On the 15th of every month they release a pattern and request that we donate before the download…but it is free. This Patchwork Quilt Along has been so fun and I am learning to be a little more meticulous in my cutting and sewing. Click here to go to the website by Jolly Jabber Patchwork quilt along .
I am using fabrics by Bonnie and Camille. If you buy the kit, their fabrics are in it, but I am using my own choices and I have one of their older lines that I am loving to incorporate.
I was on instagram and if anyone is like me, I take a photo of quilt blocks or sewing projects that catch my eye and then keep them in mind for my “projects in between projects”. This was one of those projects that I just had to try and I have to say, it was challenging in the beginning. After my forth attempt, I had it figured out. The pattern comes from aspoonfulofsugardesigns . Give it a try, I think you will be hooked! Here is my journey…
This was my first block finished…I was just using this fabric by Bonnie and Camille as a tester. I have lots of scraps because I own all of their lines of fabric!
The fabric I used to complete was project is by 3 sisters, White Washed Cottage. I love the soft subtle colors. If you go to etsy, you can still find it. Make sure if you do paper piecing you use a small stitch length, as you pull away the paper the stitches won’t pop.
The little tea cup and saucer was something I received when I was around 9 years old. I loved playing make believe and those little cups and saucers were washed a hundred times even though they never had real food touch them.
I love how this turned out, its just so sweet and perfectly stitched.
Sometimes in order to get better at something you have to step out of your comfort zone and try something new. I felt like this project made me grow.