Friday, October 9, 2015

I made a dress!

Hi friends! It's the end of the week (and not a Tuesday!) so I must have a project to share!! :)

Do you know Katarina Rocella's designs for Art Gallery Fabrics? I've been a fan of her for quite a while and was so happy when she asked if I'd participate in a blog hop for her new line, Wonderland.

The moment I saw the collection I knew I had to make my Lucia a dress!

Just a few prints from one of the colorways in the collection.

I already need more of the black and white X and +.  Awesome print!! 

I used a simplicity pattern for the basic bodice and added the peter pan collar (I'm a bit obsessed with them!) and the sash.  Good thing I did because it is a bit big!!

My best and favorite compliment is when I impress my husband.  Don't get me wrong, he loves that I'm creative and is always complimentary to me on my projects.  But when I genuinely impress him it makes me feel awesome :)  He just thought this was the cutest dress!  Doesn't hurt to see our beautiful soon to be 3 year old in it.

I sure love this little lady of mine!! She is intense and just crazy adorable.

And after she gave me a few pics she wanted back in to the tree, the girly loves to play hard!

blog tour banner 

If you want to see more Wonderalnd projects head over to Katarina's blog, Like flowers and butterflies to see other projects.  Below is a shot of the whole collection, gorgeous right??

Wonderland fabrics


Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Our New Fight and Fabric Tuesday

Do you remember our Welded Quilt from just more than a week ago?

I told you we had a plan for I (Megan) pieced the quilt top and sent it off to Heather to be finished.  She finished it over the weekend and she delivered it to our big brother, Dan.

Two days after his 43rd birthday (just over a month ago) Dan was diagnosed with Stage 4 colon cancer.  It was a shock to everyone.  He immediately went into surgery to have the tumor removed from his colon.  Soon after they met with an oncologist who, frankly, didn't give Dan and his family any hope at all.  For this dad of 4 that just isn't an option!!

So after a LOT of research and a LOT of prayer they've found a treatment center that is perfect for healing Dan so he can spend many years with his wife and kids (and us!!).  However it is very expensive and it is not covered by insurance.  A YouCaring page has been set-up for him.  If you are able to donate at all (forgo your morning coffee out, take lunch from home) and add those funds to my brother's cause we would be so so grateful.

 You can also follow along on Instagram.  Our sister-in-law Charity is keeping everyone very informed on her account @avibrantlife.  You can follow #fightenforlighten as well.  And Heather and I will be raffling handmade items for him as well @quiltstory and @quiltstorymeg

Thanks everyone for taking the time and reading this post very very dear to our hearts.

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Fabric Tuesday #250
can you believe it!!  250?!

Link up your recent fabric-related projects!!


Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Fabric Tuesday Friends!

Hi again. Technical difficulties. again. I will post my photos next week.

And here are some of your finishes from you guys. I am always in awe!

Patch the Giraffe, X ceptional quilt. Wow!

loving the pattern and colors on this sweet mini from Stoffbreite

Pretty Bright colors, beautiful quilting from Meadowbrook. Just beautiful!

Fun pattern, Pave the way, from Happy quilting Melissa. Love!

How sweet are these puppies from Tanya Quilts in Co? Adorable!

CivilRest quilting
Beautiful "civil rest" log cabin from Sweet Dreamin. A new quilt for their bed!

Friday, September 25, 2015

Welded Quilt FINISH!

Hi friends! So excited to share this quilt with you today. This quilt is for someone very special to both of us and in the coming weeks we'll share more about that  
Welded Quilt

I've been calling mine my Man Quilt!  One of the reasons I truly love Art Gallery Fabrics is there are so many options that can be used for anyone and everyone!  Lots of awesome prints without flowers, and sometimes I need that! :)

I know I needed to use mostly blues.  It was easy to throw in a little gray, aqua and yellow.

Here is a little better shot of the fabrics, I mostly used Imprint but also used some Hello Bear, Etno and Bound.

The background prints is actually white with some gray lines, it's called Maze.

 It's a very generous throw size, perfect for a couple people on the couch!  61" x 79.5"

I worked on this quilt about 4 nights in a row and finished the quilt top. I'm sending it off to Heather to quilt and bind it.  We'll share once it all the way finished of course.

Thanks for stopping by!  Tag us online if you make one, I'd love to see (@quiltstorymeg and @quiltstory).  Pay attention on Instagram today as you should see a few of these popping up all over.