Thursday, June 30, 2011

Trina Rose

On June 25th we welcomed Trina Rose to the world! Our nephew Matt and his wife Amber had the first girl in our baby boom.

For Trina's quilt I chose fabrics from the trunk that Granny Rice gave to me for my birthday. I had at first tried to find fabrics to go with the nursery theme of sea creatures, but they are using pastel colors and evidently fabric designers think that the sea is only bold, primary colors. HA! I think that my use of Granny's fabric makes this a pretty special quilt.

Once I had the quilt sewn, I felt like the solid blocks needed a little embellishing. I had some nice sized scraps left, so I decided to make some yo-yo's and attached them with some vintage buttons that I had.
I started by just placing a few yo-yo's here and there, but quickly became addicted to how cute they were making these blocks look!

So some of the blocks are Super embellished!

Don't you think they look wonderful?

I think this pink quilt looks like a "Trina Rose"

And here is one of the first photos of the beautiful little girl! Welcome to the family Trina Rose!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Tristan Alexander

I started making quilts this year because we are having a mini baby boom in our family! In May our niece Misty and her husband welcomed their first child Drexel. This month our nephew Josh and his wife welcomed their third son, Tristan.

Here are some pictures of the quilt I did for Tristan's jungle themed nursery.

Monkeys and leaves on the back!

Stripes, jungle babies and giraffe print.

Once the quilt was complete, I had some fabric left over and I thought it would be fun to make some bibs and burp cloths.

I learned how to make yo-yo's to embellish the bibs.

I did three bibs with matching burp cloths and I love how they turned out.

Getting things ready to mail off.

All packed and ready to go!

The package arrived just in time for this sweet bundle of joy! It looks like Tristan likes his quilt.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Tattered Treasures: Rag Quilts by Sherri Rice

I'm linking up with Kelly's Korner "Show us your Life" today to show you a few of the rag quilts I make. These are perfect as a throw for the couch or as a baby gift for some one special! I do take special orders, so if you have a certain color or theme, I would be happy to work with you.

For those that are local, I have several quilts available at Vintage Glam and Junque in down town Rogers. I can also ship for an additional fee. All of these quilts are machine wash and dry, so you don't have to be afraid to use them! I think they get better after each wash.

Pink and white floral with a nursery rhyme toile. This one can be seen in person at Vintage Glam and Junque.
For the back I chose a Mary Engelbreit fabric, green checks and pink flowers.

For the Hog Fan. Enough said!

Burgundy, brown and tan.

Turquoise, Lime Green, Black and White.

I also make burp cloths and bibs to coordinate with the quilts.

Jungle Babies theme.

I made this quilt extra fancy! I embellished some of the squares with yo-yo's and vintage buttons.

I think the Mom-to-be will be pleased with the results!

If you are looking for a special, hand-made gift I would love to work with you! Leave me a comment and I will be in contact with you.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Easter 2011

We had a great day! After church we went to my brother's house to enjoy a cookout with my family. We didn't let the never ending rain spoil the day. We are blessed!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Returning the Gift

For my birthday in February, my Mother-in-law surprised me with a wonderful gift. She used to make quilts, but is no longer able to work on them. She said she was waiting for the right person to come along to appreciate all of the fabrics she had collected when she was quilting. I am SO BLESSED that she felt that person was me! When my Handsome Prince came home with this trunk FULL of fabric I was like a kid in a candy store! The trunk is so full that the lid won't even shut. I had so much fun just going through the trunk and folding the fabrics, sorting by colors and stacking them back in to the trunk. There are so many BEAUTIFUL pieces to work with. I could hardly wait to get started. I knew what I wanted my first project to be - a quilt for Lois, made from some of these fabrics.
It turned out very pretty I think! I purchased a little bit of new fabric to help tie in the color scheme, but the majority of this quilt is made from scraps I found in the trunk. It is just the right size to keep your legs warm while watching tv or reading a book.

See how pretty the burgandy, brown and green works together? (The cross and fish fabric was new, the others came from the trunk)

This is the back of the quilt. There were two large pieces of this fabric, so I was fairly sure it was a pattern that Lois would like. Sure enough, when I gave her the quilt and she saw that fabric on the back she said it was one of her favorites.

I loved how the quilt turned out and so did my Mother-in-law. It was the perfect way to return the gift that meant so much to me!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

A Quilt for Drexel

This past weekend I was honored to be invited to a VERY special baby shower. Our Niece and her husband are expecting their first child next month, a wonderful reason to CELEBRATE! Saturday was a beautiful day, warm temperatures (for a nice change!) and sunny skies made for a perfect Spring day to celebrate Misty and their new little addition. I found the perfect gift bag to coordinate with the nursery theme!

This is the bedding that Misty chose for Drexel's nursery. (Sorry, I don't know who to credit for the photo) This was all the inspiration that I needed to get started on my gift for them.

I think I came pretty close matching the fabrics with the look Misty is going for.
I made Drexel a rag quilt to snuggle in! It is washable, so he and Mommy can be fashionable on the go. The nice part (I think) is that every time you wash it the "rags" get a little fluffier.

A little closer view, ready to give to the Mommy to be!

And a little extra surprise for Mommy! She had seen photos of the first quilt I did for her - I was too excited to wait! So I purchased some lime green flannel and added it with the extra fabric I had left and made a smaller 5 square quilt for her too. I think you can tell that she liked it!

Congratulations Mike and Misty! I can't wait for that baby to get here now.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Purple Floral Quilt

Here is my latest quilt!

Each one I finish is "my Favorite", but I really like how this one looks! Purple is one of my favorite colors, so when I spotted this flannel fabric I knew I had to make something with it. I wanted to try a little smaller sized quilt, and I am pleased with this 5 by 5 block size. It will be perfect to snuggle a beautiful baby girl!

The back is this pretty lilac flannel.

Close up of the front of the quilt.

This quilt is for sale for $55.00. The finished size is approximately 36" by 36".
I am taking custom orders! You may choose whether you want cotton, flannel or a combination of the two in your colors. Just leave me a comment and we can work out the details!

Monday, February 28, 2011

A New Hobby

I have always been a "crafty" sort of person - I love making something out of nothing! When I was growing up I loved watching my Grandma as she would take scraps of fabric and create a beautiful quilt. She was very proud of the fact that she made a quilt for each of her grandchildren as a wedding gift.

I tried to quilt once before, but I started out thinking I could make a king size wedding ring quilt and I quickly became discouraged and gave up. Recently I came across instructions for a rag quilt. It was just the right size project to try. Especially considering that there is a mini baby boom going on in our family right now!

The weather this winter has been CRAZY! However, it has made it very enjoyable to sit at the sewing machine and create some custom gifts for babies, and a special lap quilt for when you need "just a little something" to take the chill off. I thought I would share a few pictures (Okay, a LOT) of my new hobby.

These are the colors my Niece is using in their son's nursery. I took this photo when I just about had it all cut out. I am SO GLAD I have the rotary cutter and mat!

My little sewing center :)
Here are the blocks all pinned together and ready to sew.

I had to lay it out on the floor and number each row so that I was sure to sew them together in the right order.

And here it is ready to give to the Mom-to-be!

That project got me so excited I decided to try one in flannel fabrics too. It turned out VERY cute!
I chose greens and yellow for this quilt since I didn't know if it was for a boy or girl.

It is so warm and snuggly!

The baby feet fabric on the back is adorable!

I have been officially bitten by the quilting bug! I did this one just because I loved these prints together.

Clipping all of those seams takes time, but gives the quilt such a unique look.

I love how this turned out!

My Mom loves yellow and blue, so it isn't hard to figure out who this is for! Butterflies are also one of her favorites, so when I saw this fabric I knew I had to have it.

It turned out very pretty I think!

I am selling the cotton quilts for $55.00 and the flannel quilts are $65. I would be happy to ship to you for an additional fee. I currently have about a two week turn around on new orders. Leave me a comment if you would like more information or would like to place an order.