Monday, August 24, 2009


The other day I was looking at my husband's, cousin's, wife's blog (my cousin-in-law?). She is a photographer and we are in need of a new family picture. I was looking at her photos and came across this little gem. Really, I had no idea she quilted.

Are you drooling? I asked Marcene about this beautiful hexagon quilt. She told me that she pieced it while she was expecting her baby. The hexagons are 1 5/8 inches across. She used a Fig and Plum jelly roll. She hand pieced it and worked on it for 5-8 hours a day for about 3 months! Once it was pieced she and her mom hand quilted it. WOW! I am totally impressed. Look at that binding too. It would take forever to sew the binding around doing the mitered corners every inch or so.

Marcene told me that this quilt is now hanging in the Springville Quilt Show in Springville, Utah.

Now I am totally inspired to start another hexagon quilt in addition to the one I've already started.... I'm thinking I'll use my jelly roll of Mill House Inn. I seriously doubt I'll be done in 3 months though.

Thanks for sharing your quilt with is Marcene!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Save the Clothing!

Has your family had a summer of sickness like my family has? We've spent a lot of time at home this summer because people have had some sort of ailment all summer long! In addition to our newest ones reflux we've had swine flu, 2 sinus infections, stomach flu, a weird fever thing, pleurisy and now I'm waiting for a call from the doctor to see if my 3 year old has tonsillitis. Seriously, isn't this suppose to be the season of good health?

Because we've been home all week with the sick 3 year old I decided to make some more baby bibs. I used my scraps from this quilt. I made a few of these bibs awhile ago and I love them. I think I'm even liking them better than burp clothes. They are super absorbent and do a better job of preventing the neck cheese we all love so much.

I have another bib pattern that I will be trying shortly. I'll post those pictures soon!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

My Heroes

I've been meaning to make my boys capes for quite awhile now. Boys love to play dress ups just as much as girls.... they just need boy dress ups. I found the tutorial for these capes on Puking Pastilles. The capes are reversible. Superman on one side and Batman on the other. The boys love them.
They had a great time running around in the yard.

Trying to make themselves fly.

Then we had to go back inside because Superman needed a diaper change.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

I WON!!!!!

I entered entered the contest The Quilted Fish was having to guess where she was. In all fairness it wasn't too hard. We live in the same state and she was vacationing here so it wasn't too hard. In fact, the very first clue I knew where she was but I didn't put in a guess because I got distracted by my children and then forgot... I made extra sure to guess the second day and I was the second winner!

I won these great Utah treats, cinnamon honey and Mrs. Call's caramels. Who doesn't love those?

I also got to pick two of her darling patterns. I chose Giddy Bloomers and Whoopsy Daisy.
Aren't they darling? I love the yo-yos in Giddy Bloomers and I love the huge daises in Whoopsy Daisy. I feel like I've been given permission to make more girly quilts now that I have a girl. YEAH!!!! Thanks Amanda. It was a very generous prize!