Karefully Made

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January’s Finish Goal

Hello Everyone!

I have to admit I have been super busy enjoying all the free sewing time and feeling the pressure to get everything I want to make ..made before I get a REAL job. ;0)  One day that will happen.  Just the same I was able to finish my goal for January which was to finish piecing my son’s quilt.  Here is it:

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Let me just say, the quilt is perfect for my son but was painful for me to piece.  It was not fun to make at all!  It was a huge life sized puzzle that was not getting along with me.  Just the same …I am sure he will love it!

So my goals for February are:

  • Complete my Stash Bee Block
  • Complete my Hope.Do.Good.Stiches block
  • Finish my March Birthday gift

Until next time, Sew Pretty!

Kerrie


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Project Quilting Submission + More

Hello my Quilty Peeps!

I started project quilting last year and decided to jump in with this very large pouch.   I foundation pieced it on a two 12 1/2 by 12 1/2 inch squares.  I thought I would really quilt it but in the end, I liked the puffy look from quilting it on to the batting.  This is the first thing I have made from my pink scrap bin and I must say it was very freeing to just grab and go!

I named my little pouch, Sending Love Pouch.  If you look on the picture to the right, inside the heart it says, Sending you love….how sweet!  The pouch is 9 inches tall and 14 inches wide.  It’s a good size pouch.  It is quilted with warm and natural batting and is also lined in pink fabric.

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I will be linking up here for Project Quilting, Season 5 Challenge 1.

Now, here is a peek at the quilt I am working on for my sister.  I have finished the top and quilted it.  I also was able to put on a label.  I really like how this label turned out.  Please tell me what you think.

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I will show more pictures once I am finished.  If you want to see more check out my Instagram (@theprettyladybaby)  I told you all, a weeks ago about me ordering labels from Spoonflower.  They are really working out great!  I took my label and added a boarder and got this:

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I really like how it turned out!  Well until, next time….

Sew Pretty!

-Kerrie


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New Month… New Goals & A Catch Up Post

Disclaimer!  This post is very long…grab a cup of tea and some cookies ;0) 

Hello Everyone!

September is here!  The best part of September is fall ….is coming, hopefully.   Currently it seems as if summer came back or rather finally arrived here in Atlanta.  But anyway… I am here to set my goal for this month’s Lovely Year of Finishes and show yall some pictures.    Here we go!

My goal for this month is to finish all my scrappy trip around the world blocks for the Scrappy Trip Around The World Bee.  If you don’t know about this bee you should check it out!  

I am also in a fabric swap  called F8 fabric swap group AND it’s currently open for this months Stripes swap.  Check it out and please join in!

So what have I been up to?  I think the best way to address this is to write a list.

  1. Student Teaching  I have been busy!  Pre-K kids know how to have fun!  I am with two wonderful teachers who are teaching me the ropes.  I am about to start week 4 and on Wednesday and I will be doing my first observation.   Maybe because this is my last semester or maybe I am feeling more confident but I am excited for my Professor to see my growth.  Very excited.  I will be teaching a lesson on Construction workers and we are making a construction zone for the kids…very exciting things people!
  2. Sewing  I have been sewing!  I am working on quite a few things and making small projects in between.  I only have about an hour to sew everyday but I really enjoy myself for that hour.  It has been great!  If you are not following me on Instagram you should!  I am posting there often.   My user name is Prettyladybaby of course!  Follow me and I will follow you back.
  3. Awards  I was nominated for an blog award.  If you nominated me…I have not forgotten.  It is on my list.
  4. Reading  I am currently reading Quilting Happiness by Christina Lane and Diane Gilleland.  I suggest you purchase this book!  It is amazing and I cannot wait to get started on some of the quilting in here.  Very exciting book!
  5. Fabricate Studios   If you don’t know, I spend a lot of time there.   I am a member there, I hang out there, I create there and I often have little kiddo’s sewing with me there.  We have a good time people!  If you live in Atlanta you should come check it out!

Here are some pictures for you!

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Herringbone Birthday Quilt 

This quilt is a repeat quilt for me.  I have made the Herringbone quilt block from Bijou Lovely’s tutorial.   I made this quilt for my husband’s birthday and each fabric has a special connection to him.  I will do a more detail post about this quilt one day…  Promise ;0)  I really love how it turned out.  I think it is the most modern, beautiful, perfect quilt I have ever made.  I made a lot of choices in placement and I think it paid off.  What do you think?  2013-09-07 10.50.17 pm

The Super Tote!  

This bag made from Noodle Head’s pattern and I LOVE IT!  I will be making these for my Etsy store so look out!  l am currently carrying the one below!  It is made with Echino.  I wish I took pictures of the inside.  There are pockets in the lining that are so pretty and fun to make.  So if you decide to try it …DO THE POCKETS!  They are the best part of the bag.. I promise!

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Here is my second Super Tote and I have already sold it!  I went to the Orthodontist for a check up and he saw mine, love it then asked if I could make one for his daughter!  Amazing right?  Right! 2013-09-07 10.49.23 pm

The Michelle Card Wallet

This is a pattern I purchased online and I love making it!

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I am a member of the West Atlanta Modern Quilt Guild and we recently participated in a challenge with our sister guild the Atlanta Modern Quilt Guild.   How big is Atlanta, I know you are wondering.  Atlanta is not really big, per say, but everything is twenty minutes or more away plus traffic is bad.  My guild is the guild INSIDE the perimeter of Atlanta and the Atlanta guild is on the outskirts of the perimeter of Atlanta.  Anyway…this was my submission for the Quilt Block Throw Down challenge.  We were suppose to create a modern version of a Log Cabin block.  I feel for me…my block is all about placement.  It is purposefully placed and full of color! 2013-09-07 10.48.22 pm

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I also got this pattern from Michelle Patterns.  It just comes as pattern pieces.  So good luck!  I am sure you will figure it out …LOL  This case is for my son who needed one for school.  It matches is bag I made plus the Jay McCarrol print is perfect for him because he is an Artist!
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Circle, Square Triangle, Rectangle…. Square Quilt

I made this quilt for my Pre’K class.  Is is currently called the Kind Quilt.  This quilt was inspired by a YouTube video the kids watched during the shape unit on my first week.  I needed to make a quilt to go with the story I read called, The Quilt by Anne Jones.  Great story for the kiddos.   Anyway, I went home singing this song.  I sang it all day Saturday and by the end of the day I had a quilt top made of nothing but scraps!  The lesson went great too by the way!

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Zippered Pouch

I made these this week.  One is for me and the other for my husband.   Purposeful and a great way to end the day.
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High Street Messenger Tote

I made this bag this week in class at Fabricate Studio’s    The pictures really do it no justice.  It is beautiful and made from all Ikea fabric.  This pattern is by Amy Butler and needs translation.  We all know how wordy Amy is!  Any who, it is a fun bag to make and it comes together in an really cool way.  2013-09-07 10.46.42 pm

 

That is all for now!  Check me out on Instagram if you can and as always… Sew Pretty!

-Kerrie


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Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day

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Hey Guys!

I have decided to jump into the Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day!   If you are new here, let me first say welcome!  My name is Kerrie and I have been blogging here since December.  I like to share about my current projects, my ever-growing fabric stash, tutorial that I try and the books I am reading.  I blog often for the most part and hope you take some time to look around my little blog.  I love comments and try to reply to each comment (as you will see below).  I also post about tutorials I try…here they are called Tutorial Trials!  Check them out!  I would love your feedback!  Here are some of my latest creations:

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Today I will be giving away a fat quarter bundle from Liberty of London!  I know breath!  I really love this collection and have the full collection of their quilting weight fabric Stile.

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This giveaway will be open until May 10th at 5pm.  I will ship internationally!  I will pick a winner on Friday using Mr. Random.  Hopefully he will get your number ;0)

You have four submission to this giveaway:

Submission 1:  Post in the comment box below, tell me what you like to read on blogs.

Submission 2:  Follow my blog!  Just comment, “I Follow!”

Submission 3:  Follow me on Facebook!  Just comment, “I follow on Facebook”

Submission 4:  Follow me on Instagram!  Just comment, “I follow you on Instagram”

Please make sure you include your email address so I can contact you!  I am so excited! Giveaway  day is so fun!

Until next time, Sew Pretty!

`Kare


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St. Louis Sixteen Patch Squared

Hey Guys!

Since I got back on Friday, I have been working on two little quilts for two special birthday boys!  I decided to do another St.Louis 16 Patch, which as I told you in previous post that it comes together really fast!  Well, let me first explain about the St. Louis 16 Patch.

I first saw it on Instagram, if you are not following me there I take lots of pictures!   Stephanie from SKBurton Designs posted a tutorial for this pattern.  It is super easy and here is the link.  You can read along there to find out how it came about.  There you will also find a flicker group to join or search for inspiration.  I hope you go check it out!

After making the quilt for my Grandmom because the boy’s birthday is on Saturday, I knew it was the right choice.  I used 18 fat quarters that I grouped into set of 2.

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The fabric collection I am using is called Shore Thing and I got this particular fat quarter set from The Fat Quarter Shop online (and they ship everywhere in the world).  I added some fabric from my stash to get all 18 fat quarters and on Sunday my husband allowed me to sew even though I was still under the weather.  I finished all 18 blocks and used me design wall to figure the layout of each quilt. Here are the pictures:

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Above (Quilt #1) At first I thought I would put a block from each fat quarter set in each quilt but the white center block and the flamingo print really did not make that work.  Then I decided to make the white block the center block and use sets of two…to make a plus sign.  Thank got for a design wall!

Below (Quilt #2)  I really like the flamingo print!  It was my favorite in the line but when it came to arranging these blocks I needed some help.  Darcy from Modern Cozy helped me out and i finally got it right!  If you get a chance check out her blog!

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Today I worked on the quilt backs and I will be back tomorrow to share more about that.  But before I go, I wanted to pick my goal for the month of May for the Lovely Year of Finishes:

May Goal:  Finish Bentley quilt!  

Now that the top is done all I have left is to piece a back, baste and quilt!  I think that is totally possible. Until, next time Sew Pretty!

~Kare


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April Goals

Hey Guys,

I have decided to stay with the simple goals or rather goal.  It worked very well for me last month.  Here is my goal:

April Goal

1.  Finish Bentley’s Scrappy Trip Along.

That is all.  I have been hard at work today with the Cloud Song quilt.  Here is my progress.  I really love it!

The amount of appliqué on this quilt was extensive for me but today I got it done!  I love, Love, LOVE this quilt!

The amount of appliqué on this quilt was extensive for me but today I got it done! I love, Love, LOVE this quilt!

So, what do you guys think?  I love it!  I will be adding this quilt to my Esty store, it was super fun to make!  Basting and quilting will be done tomorrow …unless I can’t sleep.  If you have any suggestions for the quilting please share!

Until next time, Sew Pretty!

~Kare


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Lovely Year of Finishes- March Finish

 

Hey Guys!

This month’s goal was simple:

March Goal

  1. Get caught up with my Sugar Blocks!

Well I finished!  The block for February was my first attempt at paper piecing….it was tedious and it is not  perfect.  Thank goodness I subscribe to the galloping horse method.  If you are on a horse galloping by my quilt it will LOOK perfect ;0)
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After doing these three block I cannot wait to get the pattern for April!  I am also in love with Essex Linen.  I will be back on Monday for my next set of goals and a snap shot of my finishes for the month.  Have a great Easter!

Until next time, Sew Pretty!

~Kare