Monday, December 31, 2012

End of Year!!

Just a quick note on a few projects I've started!  If the last few days is any indication of what 2013 will be like, then it is very likely that I will start dozens of new projects!!  fun right!  yay, I think so.

Ok, the first one at the top (the green one)  is a 16 patch square to mimic a cross.  Great idea right?  I found it on Pinterest.  The fabrics  are from Moda's V&Co.  I'm going to make a quilt with several of these of all her different colors from her charm pack.  

 Then there is one of my favorite blocks, the Greek Cross.  I found this pretty Navy fabric on ebay.

 And the tiny crosses are Moda's Spa by Deb Strain with basic Navy fabric for the background.

 And now for something brand new!!!  Have you ever Needle Felted?  Have you ever heard of it?  I discovered it recently through Pinterest and I'm going to give it a try.  All that pretty wool up there will (hopefully) turn into some very cute woodland animals!  I found the sweetest little farm!  Carole, at Plum Blossom Farm in California has a sheep farm.  She loves her sheep, so it's extra neat to know that my wool comes from happy sheep!  Check her shop out, she has lots of cute stuff and she is super nice and very customer service friendly.

And last but not least!  I do have a finish!  I finally binded my little pet/doll quilt. I just love the pink and green together.  :)

Ok, I'm off to enjoy some good times of the last moments of 2012 with my sweet Hub and two little sweetie pies!  Happy New Year!  -Little Mama Hen

Linking up to Freshly Pieced

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Baby Scrap Quilt

My favorite quilts so far (I'm very new to quilting) are the scrappy ones.  I guess I like all the colors and vibrant designs.  I like how such a variety of fabrics can still come together to make something beautiful.

This little cutie is 32"x 43".  The back is one piece of fabric, the same as the binding.  I LOVE the backing fabric.  I found it at Joann's.  I thought it was really cute in the store and once I made it the backing, I fell in love with it.  I think it would make a lovely lining for a tote bag (we'll see).

I also added a little bit of embroidery on each corner for some extra cuteness.  Well, I hope your day is full of some scrappy fun too. -Little Mama Hen.


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Friday, December 14, 2012


I did it!!  I finished Mama's three quilts for her friends (Blogged HERE and HERE). Yay!!  What fun I've had working on these and the best part is that I finished them before Christmas!  Now she can give them as Christmas presents if she want.  Love you, Mama.  

And just a little about my Mama...a memory if you will that helps me be a better Mommy, a better person.   When I was little (elementary age) I tried out for an important role in our school's musical.  I came home in tears when I didn't get the part.  My Mama put her arm around me and let me cry on her shoulder.  She didn't try to cheer me up (at first), she didn't tell me it didn't matter, she didn't go beat up the teacher that didn't pick me (hahaha); she let my little heart grieve and she sat by me while I cried.   When I was done crying she wiped my tears and kissed my cheeks and I felt better.  I was still disappointed, but I knew I was not alone.

As my Little Ones are growing, I want to be there for them every second.  I want to keep their hearts from being broken, I want to 'punish' those who hurt their feelings, I want to keep them safe and sound.  I have to remember that sometimes I just need to be there and no matter what they're going through that I'm with them.  I have to remember that it's not always my job (even though I want it to be) to 'fix' things for them.  The older I get the better I see the importance of helping little ones find their own place, their own path, and their own voice.  Thanks Mama for always being there; I love you my sweet, sweet Nonny.
Front - Mr. G quilt
Back - Mr. G quilt
Front - Mrs. P quilt 
Back - Mrs. P quilt
Front - Mrs. S
I also found this cushion on Pinterest from Living with Punks.  She has a very nice tutorial on how to make one!  I can't believe how easy it was!  She uses FiberFill, but I wanted my bag to be a little more sturdy.  I used 3/4 beans (from Beans in a Bag I bought at Walmart) and stuffed the top with FiberFill for a softer top seat.  Try it!  It's adorable and the kids love it.

And remember the Blogger's Quilt Festival (Blogged Here) well my quilt didn't win, but I won a random drawing!  Thanks to Rosemary @ The Knitting Quilter who messaged me that I had won!  I was sick at the time and hadn't been 'exploring' my usual blogs.  Thanks again Rosemary!

I won a fat quarter bundle - Flutter from Riley Blake!!

MaoMao has decided the tree belongs to him.  :)