I had such fun making this little mini for my partner in the Schnitzel & Boo Mini Quilt Swap! She said in her interview questions that she loved foxes, and I took that and ran with it. I call him “Foxy” My original plan was to use the cross stitch block pattern by Pile O’ Fabric and the fox pattern by Making Life Prettier, but I wanted Foxy to be smaller and I was just not up for the tiny, tiny blocks that I really wanted to create. I opted to use the fox pattern with solid blocks finished at … Continue reading
It’s been quite a year in Alyson-land. I mean, I worked, I played, I made some quilts, oh and I had a baby. The heck you say? Yes, yes, I know. Most of you already know. But I did kind of leave the blog hanging and I thought i would catch you up, just in case. So here she is, Erica Beth. Born January 31, 2014 at 7:22am. I couldn’t have been more surprised when I discovered my ‘condition’ and I couldn’t be more in love than I am now. She’ll be 11 weeks old tomorrow and she grins all … Continue reading
Here’s the finished Doll Quilt Swap 13 Mini! I decided to call it Sunset Star. I based my color choices on a sunset photo taken by one of my friends and used the 3 Layer Star paper piecing pattern by Mommy’s Nap Time. My partner, who I can now reveal was Paula, asked for modern quilting and bright colors. I found out through the message boards that her favorite color was purple, but that she’d also been into the pink/orange combination and that she loved paper piecing. A match made in heaven? Maybe… Enough about that, though. What I really … Continue reading
Do you know what Farfalle is? It’s the pasta that’s shaped like a bow. You know, this stuff: Did you also know that “farfalla” is Italian for butterfly? Neither did I… ANYWAY…this weekend, I made a flying farfalle quilt as a well-past-due gift for the baby of some friends. (The baby is now 4 months old, so it’s not THAT far past due…) What a fun quilt to make! I love how this turned out…well, most of it. I love the wonky triangles and the colors. I’m not usually a pink girl, but every once in a while I like … Continue reading
I’m trying out a new (to me) free motion quilting design on this baby quilt. It’s called “Trailing Spirals“. What do you think?