Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Animal Parade

So I know I promised an Easter decoration but it just didn't turn out blog worthy so I decided instead to show you what  else I've been making.  It all started with an idea for another baby girl quilt.

I decided to do some more half square triangles again.  Small ones.  They took a long time to make.  A very long time.  And I made a ton of them.  At first I thought I would make an entire quilt top out of them but then when I laid them out it seemed way to busy.  So I added some white borders.  I really like how it turned out now.  I quilted in straight lines in all the white space.  I haven't done my quilting this dense before and I really like it - I don't like that it took a long time but I like the effect.

I used Ana Davis' Animal Parade fabric collection plus a few Kona solids and I can't remember what or where the floral on the back came from but I thought it coordinated so nicely.

And, of course, since I had leftover fabric I made some pillows.

Well, 1 pillow and 2 pillow covers to be exact.  I won't bore you with a ton of details but the patchwork one has a super soft minky dot back and the other two are applique projects.  One of the prints from the collection featured some cute animals that I thought were just the perfect size to be cut out and appliqued onto a pillow.

Of course, all these items are available in my etsy shop and just to thank all my loyal blog friends please use code GSGBLOG10 to get 10% off your total purchase from now until April 15th.

~ Gold Shoe Girl ~

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Friday, March 22, 2013

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I'll be back later today with a little Easter project post.

~ Gold Shoe Girl ~

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Simple Life Overload

So I have this thing about hoarding and being wasteful.  It compels me to use up all my fabric, every little scrap of a single collection before moving on to the next project.  I don't like to have more than a couple of unfinished projects going on at once or I get all freaked out.  So that leads me to the picture above.  

Yes, there are more pillows and quilts and burp cloths with the Simple Life fabric.  I am sure by now you are sick of seeing items from me in this fabric so you will be glad to know I am done.  I have used up 97% of the stash, I am satisfied I have not wasted anything, everything is finished and so I can move on without guilt to new projects.

For those of you who like the house diy type projects I am finishing up the upstairs bathroom this weekend because my new light has arrived.  My husband has already taken down the old one so I should have new pictures of that next week.

Also in the works is a revamp of my sewing/craft room.  It will be a full before and after project that includes new paint, curtains, lighting, flooring, etc.  I'm anxious to get started on that soon.  We're also going to try to make our library/office room more work-from-home friendly for my husband by adding a set of french doors.

Stay tuned.  This spring promises to be a busy one.

~ Gold Shoe Girl ~

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