Tuesday, June 23, 2009

I Won!!!

I won the All Sewn Up giveaway that Vickie was having on her blog. Now I don't have to tell you that if it's fabric I'm happy, but this fabric is beautiful.


Thanks Vickie!!!
~Maranda

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Father's Day Quilt

The father's day quilt top is done. I totally love the colors in the quilt. When I get the binding on I will try to take better pictures, but the squares have eagles, deer and ducks in them.





I also started a new quilt. I hope to have this one dome by July 4th so after the BBQ, watermelon and fireworks (And sunburn if this year is like all the other ones) I can come home and have a quilt of my own.





Happy Quilting!


~Maranda

Sunday, June 7, 2009

A thrifty weekend

On Saturday I hit some yards sales with my sister and found this.






A king sized quilt top. I was debating if I should get in or not. (I know, like it was a hard decision) I actually left the yard sale and was half way down the street when I told my sister, "I have to have that quilt top" so with two toddlers we made a mad dash back to get my quilt top. Later, when I was looking over all my finds, I realized that the entire top had been hand sewn. I sure am glad that I when back to get this top.




I totally love it. I can't stop looking at it or touching it, and there are some awesome fabrics in it. It just reminds me of simpler times when you sewed with what you had. It even has polyester bits in it.

*It does have a stain on it. Does anyone know what might get it out?




Now on to Sunday: I had an off day today. I don't know it was but I was in a horrible mood. I just felt tried and cranky from the moment I woke up. And I was super emotional. You would have thought that I had a newborn in the house I was crying so much today.

Well the husband decided that he would cheer me up.



Yep, ice cream and shopping money, complete with clear instructions to leave the house. The first stop was Goodwill when I found this.





A vintage king sized sheet. This is going to be the backing for the quilt top. The grand total for my quilt top and backing...$9. It was a thrifty weekend.

~Maranda


Friday, June 5, 2009

Market Bags

Did I say Monday? Ok, since I keep breaking them, I'm not making any more blog promises. I promise.

I made these bags for my son's Pre-K teachers. He had the most wonderful teachers the last two years. Oh how he'll miss these ladies.









I got the pattern here, from Ashley at Film in the Fridge. She has a few bags for sale here.
Also if you want the fabric that I used, I have in my shop here. I used Color Splash and French Riviera. This bag was really easy to sew and the teachers LOVED them.

~Maranda