Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Deathly Hallows Gryffindor Quilt - Harry Potter Inspired

I decided it was high time that I combine two of what have become the recent main themes on my blog and combine quilting and Harry Potter...so I give you the Harry Potter inspired Gryffindor and Deathly Hallows Quilt.
I wanted something that would be simple to sew together.
 
Something that would not be cheesy or cartoony.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Accio Books - Book Tote Tutorial - Happy Harry Potter Celebration


I'm super excited to be part of Happy Harry Potter - Wizarding Wonderfulness over at Raegun Ramblings today!  The celebration will be going on for the next two weeks in honor of Harry Potter's birthday coming up on July 31st.  And there's an awesome giveaway toward the bottom of this post, so be sure to scroll all the way down and check it out.

http://www.raegunramblings.com/category/harry-potter/hhp2014-harry-potter

Harry Potter themed fun has been an ongoing theme on my blog for a couple years now, and I've got some fun stuff planned here as well.

Today, I've got a pattern for an Accio Books bag for you...perfect to carrying your favorite Harry Potter books around...

...and a trip with Hermione to the library.

And if you don't feel up to making your own, I now offer Accio Books bags for sale in my Etsy Shop here.

To pull this off, all you need are a few basic supplies:  Some freezer paper, metallic fabric paint, razor blade or scalple, plain tote bag, and an iron.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Paper Airplanes and Rockets Modern TrianglesQuilt - Using fabric from Children at Play by Sarah Jane Studios


I finished up this Children at Play Boy Quilt a couple months ago, but just haven't gotten a chance to blog about it until now.  This quilt is available for purchase in my Etsy shop here.

Children at Play by Sarah Jane Studios is one of my favorite fabric lines ever...especially the prints with boys doing brainy things like playing with rockets and paper airplanes.  Unfortunately, they're getting pretty hard to find.  So about a year and a half ago I tracked down as many of the boy prints as I could, and I started a twin sized Children at Play quilt for Anson.  That quilt is still not finished...but cutting it out gave me all these yummy left-over triangles.

I used some of the bolder colored "After School" triangles a while back to make this quilt with white triangles thrown in.  (See more details about Modern Rocket Launch Triangle Quilt in bold colors here.  This quilt available to purchase in my shop here.)

I love contrast, though, so I didn't want to use the white prints with white background triangles.  I saved all the white prints and less bold "Over the Fence" colored triangles to use in this quilt.  The solid triangles are Kona Cotton in Celery.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

16 DIY Jewelry Tutorials and The Weekly Block Party Link-Up

16 Fabulous DIY Jewelry tutorials - Rae Gun Ramblings
Ombre Clay Necklace | Paper Necklace | Shattered Mirror Necklace | Painted Wood Bead Necklace | Book Page Bracelet | Scrabble Tile Necklace | Rainbow Bracelet | Rhinestone Earring | Chevron Necklace | Stud Earrings | Cluster Necklace | Dog Tag Necklace | Washer Necklace | Polka Dot Necklace | Tear Drop Earrings | Neon Stacking Bracelet  

It's time for another Block Party hosted by Making the World Cuter | Rae Gun Ramblings | Keeping It Simple Crafts | Pieces By Polly I hope you are all have a fantastic week.   \
Rae Gun guest posting picture

It's me Marissa and I'm your host this week. I hope you like all the DIY Jewelry Tutorials that I rounded up from the last few months of Block Parties. Seriously I want to make them all! SO much cuteness.
Two weeks of awesome Harry Potter DIYs, recipes, book reviews and giveaways - Rae Gun Ramblings
I've been busy planning a HUGE Harry Potter blog series that starts tomorrow. I hope you'll stop by and send your favorite Harry Potter loving friend to my blog for great tutorials, recipes, book reviews, and giveaways. Tomorrow I'll kick it off with a giant giveaway including all kinds of Potter awesomeness and a 50$ AMAZON gift card. Hope to see you there! Now let's see what you've been up to! Be sure to read over the guidelines…
  • We’d love it if you pinned the Jewelry Round Up image above! :)
  • Link to a specific post, not your home page.
  • Don’t add links to promote giveaways, other link parties or your shops.
  • Visit and comment on at least 2 other links in the party.
  • Don’t link posts you’ve linked before.
  • This party starts Sunday @ 9pm EST and ends Friday @ midnight.
  • By entering a link, you give us permission to feature an image on our blogs. Proper credit and links will always be given.
  • Please link back to whatever blog you are linking from and let your readers know you joined the block party and invite them to do the same!

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Sunday, July 13, 2014

12 Things to Grill This Week and Weekly Block Party Link-Up

Welcome to this weeks party! Who wants to heat up the house cooking this week? Not Me! So I'm excited to try out some of these grill ideas Tiffany picked out. 12 things to grill this week It's too hot to cook inside! If you have a grill outside, you can pretty much cook anything in it-here are a dozen things to throw on the grill this week!
This week I, Tiffany will be your party host!
Tiffany at Making the World Cuter
 
Be sure to head over to Making the World Cuter to see what I've been up to lately! Go on, I'll wait. :)
  Now that you've seen what I've been doing, I want to see what you've been doing! Be sure to read over the guidelines…
  • We’d love it if you pinned the Things to Grill image above! :)
  • Link to a specific post, not your home page.
  • Don’t add links to promote giveaways, other link parties or your shops.
  • Visit and comment on at least 2 other links in the party.
  • Don’t link posts you’ve linked before.
  • This party starts Sunday @ 9pm EST and ends Friday @ midnight.
  • By entering a link, you give us permission to feature an image on our blogs. Proper credit and links will always be given.
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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

I-Spy Quilt - Black and White Plus Version

If you've been around this blog a while, you know I love a good I-Spy Quilt. 

With the most recent I-Spy Swap in progress, I figured that I really needed to use up some of my I-Spy Squares.  (I've also listed some I-Spy charm sets in my shop if you're looking for squares or you can go here to get your name added to an email list for our next swap...no promises about when that will be though.)

When I'm doing color-blocked I-Spy quilts, there are some types of squares that just seem to have a hard time fitting it my quilts.  For instances, I lean toward the squares that are really saturated in color and don't use as many black or white squares.  I've also been wanting to try a plus quilt, so this was a good opportunity.

So I decided to go for a quilt that had nothing but black and white based squares.  These still have plenty of really fun pictures.  In fact, I've found that some of the wackiest objects end up on square with black backgrounds... sushi, computer keyboards, Russian dolls, Japanese shoes, fortune cookies, and M&M cookies just to name a few.