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Quilted wallet

I have been carrying the same wallet with me for many many years. I decided it was time for a change, and as a quilter, wanted to make something for myself. So off to the inter net to look for ideas!After blog hopping and looking at tutorials I stumbled upon That Darn Kat’s tutorial.  This wallet is so cute! I modified the pattern to make it more my style, and here is the result.

I added some extra interfacing and reinforcements, a pen holder, and changed the top pockets to be more suitable for a checkbook if needed. It is very roomy and the perfect size to carry around in your hand like a clutch or just throw it in your purse! I really hope I can get some more sewing done soon, school is really testing me this semester. Until next time, here is a sneak peak at the quilt I am currently (slowly) working on.

Happy sewing everyone!


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Wow! I cannot believe the amount of entries I have received for the contest. I have really enjoyed reading everyone’s comments! There is still one day left to enter, so go enter here if you haven’t. (last day to enter is Sept. 6th, drawing will be on the 7th!)

School has been taking up most of my time lately, but I hope that things will die down in the next few weeks once I’m back in the swing of things. I really miss sewing! I have many (probably too many) projects lined up in front of me, and I just can’t wait to get working on them and (hopefully!) get them all finished. One of these days I am going to catalog my “UFO” quilts and line them up to get finished. Maybe I will share them all here!

Anyway! Today I want to share with you another orange quilt. This is the third (orange) I have made this year, all going to the same family. The first was for my niece, Sadie, and the second was for her mom (my sister) Ryan. This one is going to new baby girl, Ella, and was designed to coordinate with her sisters since they are sharing a room.

My intention was for this one to be more pink than orange, but then offset that with the bright orange fleece backing! Oops! 🙂 It was a scrap from my stash and ended up being the perfect size. I added little felt pieces and ribbons with buttons for texture, and quilted it on my machine with a dragonfly pattern.

I hope you enjoyed this one, until next time, Happy Sewing!

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Here is a quick update of things going on in my life right now. I am back in college! My schedule is filled with lots of classes and I am working on getting back into the groove and getting settled. I still have a few quilts from Christmas time that have not been gifted (I know im WAY behind) but I will share those with you very soon. I am registering for a few quilt swaps soon and will post my progress for those here.


For now though, here is the fence rail baby quilt that finally made its way across the world to my niece Leah in Australia.  I hope she enjoys it for a long time to come. Its all flannel in pink, white and purple. Hand quilted with a soft pink, and bound in a complimenting fabric.


For now, its back to homework for me! I hope everyone has a great week. 🙂


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HAPPY NEW YEAR! ^_^ My resolution this year is to finish my clamshell. Its my biggest unfinished project (king-size hand pieced applique) and I just dont give it enough time. But I will finish it! Hopefully very soon 🙂

Today im happy to share a quilt that my sister Mindy made for her boyfriend Andrew. He is a graduate from Texas Tech and loves red and black! This the quilt that we based our nephews red and black comforter quilt on, and is much much larger. Measuring about 89×95, its a little oversized for a queen. Its made with the same ‘patience’ nine patch, with solid sashing and red and black borders, all tied together with a simple black bind. Its machine quilted in the ditch, and I must say that it turned out beautiful. I love how even with the sashing the blocks turn into sort of stair-step stripes. I love this pattern!

Did I mention that this is her first quilt? It is unbelievable how amazingly she did.

I hope everyone has a wonderful year in 2012 and that everyone gets lots and lots of sewing done 🙂  Next quilt is another big one and will be up very soon!

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I hope everyone had a great holiday! I cant wait for new years, its always my favorite time of year. Here is a quilt that my twin sister and I made with our mother for our nephew for Christmas. Its a twin sized comforter-style with a sort of tumbling blocks pattern. Its nine patch patience blocks placed to create diagonal rows. We added some solid color blocks to fill in the spaces. There is a solid grey backing, that was turned over with the batting to create a wide bound edge.  This quilt was made entirely of scrap pieces from another quilt that i will share with you soon. So look forward to seeing these colors again!

(Me, my mother Polly, and my twin sister Mindy)

Patience Block

Ready for Christmas!

Everyone have a wonderful New Years and I hope all the best to you in 2012!

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