I’m here with some exciting news…my brand new, beautiful website is up and running. I have a whole new look and a new name to go with it. Without further ado, I give you Rebel Perfection.
I’ll be blogging over there from here on out, so set your blog readers and feed burners to this new address: http://www.rebelperfection.com/blog
It’s the same great content just prettier and kicked up a notch. Along with the new name are some new social media links. Come join me on your favorite platform…
Hope to see all of you there!
The Arch – Cabo San Lucas
I just got back from celebrating my 10-year anniversary in Cabo San Lucas. It was absolute paradise! We stayed at the Casa Dorado right on the beach, and we could not have been happier. We got to go sport fishing, snorkeling, jet skiing, sleep in, read a book in silence…pure heaven. It was the best vacation I’ve had in a very long time.
But now its time to get back to reality.
I’ve got a lot brewing here. Quilts in various stages and lots of ideas spinning in my head. So definitely stay tuned. Also have a couple big changes coming to the blog…like its location and official web address…so keep your eyes peeled.
Here is a quilt I finished a few months ago but haven’t had the chance to blog about it. This one was for one of my absolute dearest friends and her brand new baby girl.
I jumped on the chevron bandwagon and had a ball. I wanted to keep it simple, but playful and really let the quilting show. One of these days I’ll try my hand at all-over meandering, but I just couldn’t resist some diagonal straight stitching on this creamy white solid fabric.
The back is a cute little bear flea market print. Great for playing I-spy later when little CC gets older.
Here’s a close up of the quilting on the back. Just straight diagonal lines. I quilted about an eight of an inch on either side of the seams of the chevron blocks. So the skinny lines are about a quarter-inch apart. And of course a little chubby baby leg shows off the quilt perfectly.
I had so much fun putting this one together that it inspired another quilt that I hope to share in a couple of weeks.
I hope you all are well. Again, keep checking back for some moving and shaking coming up soon!
I might have a bit of a hoarding problem…but only with fabric…and maybe notebooks (I can’t resist a spiral notebook…or office supplies for that matter, but that’s another sickness).
For as long as I can remember I have always loved fabric. And not just quilting cottons. I can remember going to the fabric store and just walking up and down the aisles touching the fabric…tell me I’m not the only one who did this. I still do it. I can also peruse any number of online fabric shops, filling my cart to the brim, even if I have no intention of buying anything. It just feels good to look at fabric…to dream about the possibilities.
But my problem with fabric goes much deeper…I’m afraid to waste it…so much so that I sometimes stand paralyzed looking at a project because I don’t want to screw up and waste any fabric. I will even adjust a pattern if I think I’m going to waste too much fabric.
So what’s a quilter to do when you want to sew, but don’t have the guts to just cut into that stack already?
Love this quilt! Found a beautiful fabric at my local quilt shop and couldn’t bear to cut into it…the solution? A whole cloth quilt.
So what looks like the back is actually the front. This fabric is from the “Its a Hoot” line by MoMo for moda fabrics.
For the back, I fussy cut a tree from the feature fabric. Then cut strips of coordinating Kona Solids. This is quilted using my waves pattern quilting. Yummy, Quilty goodness all the way around. The quilt is approximately 40″ x 50″.
have been going on…
I’m 27 weeks pregnant with baby #3…surprise! After the miscarriage last year, we wanted to keep it a secret until things got a little farther along. Most everyone in our circle knows (since I can’t hide it at all anymore). We are super excited about it and can’t wait for the little guy to get here in late June.
We’re moving. Yes, impeccable timing! At least we are staying in the same state, so it’s not too crazy…but I might still be in denial about how much work it will be…denial is probably a good place to be right now.
I started a photography etsy shop. Yeah…surprise! I’ve always been interested in photography and decided to take a chance and put some of it out there for people to purchase. No sales yet, but lots of people looking and liking. Even if none of it sells, I gave it a shot. If so inclined, you can check it out at Blue Penny Photography.
Otherwise, we’ve been chugging along. Lots of changes coming and hopefully a lot more sharing on this blog. I’ve missed my sewing and sharing and hope to keep at it. I have been up to a little sewing and will be sharing that soon.
And now…maybe a nap…
Babies, babies, babies. They just keep coming :)
My dear friend had Baby Ashlyn in January. (see…I’m way behind). They decorated the nursery in soft pretty pinks and light greens. Her favorite print was damask. I was actually able to pull this quilt together from my stash, including a green damask print. Here’s the front:
Ashlyn's Quilt Front
The solid-looking green is actually a tiny polka dot print. And the White has a floral design on it. Very dainty and pretty. For the back I used mostly the white print, with a few strips added.
Ashlyn's Quilt Back
Hubbster said he liked this quilt the best of any I’ve made. I’ll take that.
My wonderful cousin had a sweet baby girl. Which deserves a quilt. She decorated the nursery in ladybugs with accents of black and yellow. I lucked out and found a perfect fabric with ladybugs on yellow. Here’s the front:
CarolAnn's Quilt Front
What’s that? I promised better photography? At least this one is taken indoors. I was rushing to get it out the door since I was several months late delivering this. So my pint-sized little model was trying to lift a quilt as tall as she is.
My Little Helper
You make do with what you have…right?