Thursday, March 26, 2015

Nail Polish & Lipstick

My granddaughters love doing nothing better than painting each others nails.  They can spend hours amusing themselves.  And of course every nail is different.  They have ten tiny canvasses on which to work, and they treat each one as a masterpiece.

That's why when I saw this cute pattern for nail polish bottles I just knew I had to make it for them.  And the pattern is FREE from Fat Quarter Shop.  You can download a copy for yourself at

And of course a girl needs her lipstick!  I used graph paper to design a quick lipstick block that would fit on the border.  I purposely did not put them in the corners because I didn't want the binding to detract from the block. 

For the backing I found the perfect fabric for young ladies -- Mademoiselle by Alexander Henry.  I love this fabric!  It is full of images depicting teenage life (my favorite is the shoes).  It has a sort of vintage feel to it. I think the backing is as cute as the front. 

This was really a quick quilt to make, which is a good thing since I have to make two.  One down, one to go. 

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Snapshots BOM 2

Block 2 of my Snapshots BOM is complete.  Loving these colors!  They look so retro. 

If you would like to join in this fun-to-do quilt along, visit for the details.  New blocks are available on the 15th of each month and a video is available for guidance on completing the blocks.  A donation of $5 is being requested from each participant per month for St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital.

Little Christmas Quilt Done

At last I finished this little quilt.  I added the buttons to my Gingerbread Man, sewed a zigzag stitch hook on top of the ornament, and sewed the bows on the wreaths.  It is so festive with its bright colors against the white.  This was really a fun quilt to do.  I enjoyed following Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet on Instagram for the how-to's and tips. She is so talented! 

Lori has a new book, Farm Girl Vintage, coming soon, and I have pre-ordered it from the Fat Quarter Shop.  It is supposed to be here some time in April.  Can't wait!  Lori has already started posting pictures on Instagram of projects she is making with the patterns in the book.  Make sure you check it out!