Friday, February 25, 2011

{this moment} - alien casinos

{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Monday Stacks - One for me, One for you :)

Okay, Monday Stacks are just as good as Sunday Stacks! 
Really - an extra day to sit is better.....right? 
 Brown and Cream Matroyshkas from Heather Ross, 2 Kona solids, and 4 shot cottons
I think it would make for a cute little girl quilt.

Oh, what's this?  Some Bohemian from Anna Maria Horner?

Oh, this is the one for you!
As it is my birthday today.....I would like to give you a gift.
I have decided "I like to give gifts on my birthday, to celebrate the day I was born"

So, for one of you, this lovely bundle of Boho!
I was sort of speedy with my cuts, but there are approximately 9 yards or so here.

So, in order to win this, please leave me a comment with your best birthday memory ever.
I will close the comments next Monday 2/28.

Also, that funny little quote I have up there is from a modern children's book.  If anyone can guess the name of the book, I have a little mini bundle for you.  It's my most favorite book right now!! 
Name that book!

My friend and I worked on an auction quilt all weekend, it's amazing!  Hopefully some pictures soon.

Tonight, I'll be hanging out with my Modern Quilt Guild.  Yep, quilt guild meeting for my birthday.  It sounds funny, but I'm actually excited.  If you had told me 10 years ago how I would be spending 31st birthday at a quilt meeting, I would have laughed in your face.  But here I am and I love it!!

xo, Raven :)

Friday, February 18, 2011

{this moment} - fabric stacks?

A Friday ritual(sort of). A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Nature Walk Knit Pants

 As Sascha did say - these might be the most insanely easiest thing I have sewn in a long long long time.
And I really love the cut/shape of these pants.  They fit the kids quite well.

            I made each kid a pair of lobster pants.  Lila will get the smaller rose pant and the larger will go to a friend's daughter for a birthday present(do I have to hem them then?)  The lobster print is an interlock.  I love how sturdy the fabric is.  Atlas loves his lobster pants.  He's already worn them to pre-school.  Husband thinks these should be designated as PJ pants.   I bought the fabric from the Fabric Fairy.  I think it was flawed and super on sale.  I love flawed things! :) 

I made Lila a third pair out of some very lightweight knit I received in the Heather Ross studio sale.  I used some leftover rib knit for the waist.  I've been playing around a lot with mixing fabrics.  Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.  I don't think that wobbly bit will go away.  I think I need to be less lazy when it comes to ironing......


Sunday, February 6, 2011

Innocent Crush Chair

I like to cover chairs with Anna Maria Horner fabric. What can I say? I actually do like the fabric even more now that I have met her. I know it's silly, but I am silly. This chair was actually covered before my super awesome weekend. (It was amazingly surreal and radical and awesome to see myself in my reader via AMH's blog- it was a serious boost to my inspiration/motivation- very insanely grateful to Anna Maria for that!!)

I think that this fabric might be my favorite of the whole Innocent Crush line. I'm a blue sort of girl, so this is the one for me. And, I've never liked rose stuff. This fabric is soooooo changing my mind on that one.......weird.   I just ordered some of this in the pink/grey......weirder! 

Oh, and here's my temporary solution to NOT covering the rest of the chair - a lovely Denyse Schmidt quilt I purchased on one of those super sale sites(Thanks Ashley!)  It's such a cool quilt.  I love the colors and it was seriously on sale!!  It's usually on the boy's bed.......but we needed here.  I sort of like it a lot.

I have realized that I just have to take apart the bottom.  It's driving me nuts- the way it doesn't line up.  I'm almost thinking a patchwork for one side of both the back and the seat.  That way I might be able to re-use one of the seat pieces in one of the back pieces(make sense?).   

Alright....back to sewing stuff for the daycare auction.  Um, it was due on Friday......

Happy Sunday!!