Friday, January 5, 2018

Another Pinwheel Quilt - Pink and Teal

Happy New Year!! 


My first published finish of 2018! This quit was technically completed in December 2017 but I just didn't have the time to actually post about it. This quilt was actually the inspiration for the commissioned quilt that I wrote about last week.

(c) Crafty Ashley B

This quilts finished at 38" square after washing. I know it doesn't look square here but it is! Each of the half-square triangles measured 7.75" finished.

I quilted this one on the diagonal as well. Happy crinkles!

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Christmas Break and the Boys' Quilts

My Christmas Break is coming to an end. This is one of the perks for working for a university! Christmas Break. Of course, the problem with this Christmas Break was the flu! Both the hubby and I ended up with the flu with me having it prior to Christmas and the hubby getting a positive result right after Christmas.

Here's basically what we did for two weeks:
(c) Crafty Ashley B

That's right! Hanging on the couch, puppy cuddles, and lots of Christmas movies!

Oh, and the hubby made fun of my Sam's Club purchase:

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Saturday, December 30, 2017

A Finished Pinwheel Quilt

Back in 2014, I was commissioned to make a baby quilt for my wonderful coworker's first grandchild. Earlier this year, she asked me to make another as a new grandchild was on the way!

This time, I gave the mom-to-be and grandmother a few pattern options as the mom had picked out a pink, teal, and purple theme. All of the patterns were square and/or triangle based. She picked out a large scaled pinwheel. Each of the half-square triangles finished at 10". The final size of the quilt was around 45" squared.

Here's a shot of the embroidery in progress:
(c) Crafty Ashley B


I put embroidery on each side: the baby's first and middle name on one side with a message from her grandparents on the opposite. On the other side is her birth date and time and the other side has her weight and length at birth.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Hello, September!

Wow.... It's been awhile, hasn't it? My last post when live back in April!

In the last few months, lots of things have changed! My husband graduated with a degree in CIS from our shared alma mater. He scored a new job an hour and a half from our home. And we moved! We now live thirty minutes from his job and an hour from mine. Yep, that's right! I'm commuting every day! 
(c) Crafty Ashley B
Me and my handsome hubby! 

I spend the hour in my car (each way!) listening to fun podcasts such as Young House Love Has a Podcast, Chris Loves Julia Podcast, and Stuff You Missed In History Class. The first two are about DIY and decor with the latter about fun facts in history. Definitely recommend all three! 

Friday, April 14, 2017

Pixel Heart

Some time back, I pinned this fun pixel heart from Robert Kaufman. I decided I wanted to create a play on an "I Spy" quilt but in heart shape. I decided that the original quilt would be too large for a baby quilt. I used 3.5" squares to create this quilt.

I started with 14 fabrics (compared to the 28 fabrics designated in the pattern). I actually ended up incorporating some other fabrics from my other quilts that I really liked - polka dots, elephant print.

(c) Crafty Ashley B

Keeping the fabric in the proper order was the most difficult part!

(c) Crafty Ashley B

I ended up keeping the squares on spare piece of fabric and wrapping it up when I wasn't working on it!