Jandi in Stitches

Sewing projects, ideas, successes, and utter failures.

A New Pattern Company and a giveaway February 20, 2010

Amber has a pattern company called Gigi’s Thimble and is giving away patterns this week!  She is amazing, so head on over to her blog and get yourself entered!


a good start to the new year… January 27, 2010

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This is going to be my UFO-free year.  And I am still on track!  Okay, so it is still January,but still….  I completed one quilts for my neighbor who had a little girl on Saturday.  I used the Hushabye line from Moda.  This fabric is so yummy and I am glad that I got some of it before it disappeared from my LQS.

And I finished these two sweet baby quilts from the Baby Love book.  You can purchase the book, fabric, and even see the quilts on display at Material Girls.

Extra points to anyone who noticed my hubby’s pajama pants match one of these quilts!


TOP TEN!!! December 1, 2009

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The results are in and we made it in the top ten!!!!  Now we just need everyone to go vote!  You can vote once a day until December 7th.  Vote HERE.



Riley Blake All Star Fabric October 18, 2009

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all-star-pic_t_w300_h300I am so excited about this fabric.  Isn’t it gorgeous?!  It isn’t often that you find cute material for a boy quilt.  I finished cutting up this fabric and I have started the piecing.  My friend Melissa and I are both making quilts for the All People Quilt Quarterly Challenge.  Updates to come!


Finished! October 17, 2009

Just pulled this little beauty from the dryer.  I’m very happy with the way it turned out.  Unfortunately, my camera died after the first picture and I don’t have time to head over to the store before the baby shower.


You can view the free tutorial here.


Scrap Quilt Tutorial October 15, 2009


Monday night I came home from work, checked my email, and found an invitation to a baby shower waiting in my inbox.  Oh good, I get to make a baby quilt!  Oh crap, the shower is THIS Saturday!  Ack!  Not only am I now working full time, I also only have a few days to sew a quilt top and get it quilted.  And there is that pesky problem of being flat broke…

So, after much deliberation, and searching through all of my scraps, I came up with this quilt top.  It isn’t anything special but it was a great use of scraps and I think it turned out fine.  So I’ve decided to share it with you all.  Here goes:

Materials for top:

1 charm pack or 36- 5 inch squares in various coordinating prints

1/3 yd. for inner border

2/3 yd. for outer border

Step One:

Lay out 36 five inch squares six rows with six squares in each row.  Sew rows together with 1/4″ seams.


Step Two:

Press.  Press all seams down on first strip and all seams up on second strip.  Continue alternating pressing on each strip.


Step Three:

Pin strips together and sew with 1/4″ seams.  Press.


Step Four:

Cut border into four 2 1/2″ x 44″ strips.  Sew one strip on each side.  Trim and press.


Step Five:

For outer border, follow same steps as for inner border but make strips 5 inches wide.  Sew, trim, and press.


And now you have your quilt top finished.  I hope that was simple enough.  I made this entire baby quilt using the leftover fabric from the quilt I made for my mom recently (see it here).  I only had to purchase the fabric for the inner border.  I think this would be cuter with an actual charm pack which would give a better variation of light and dark fabrics.  It would probably also help if I quit taking pictures at night because it always makes the colors look a bit funky!  LOL

I will post the finished quilt later this week!  Happy quilting!  



Tumbler Block Baby Quilt October 11, 2009

I have been in love with this baby quilt since I first spotted the Bubblegum Basics fabric in my local quilt shop.  Why don’t I have a baby  girl so that I can keep this?!  Anyway, this was a super easy quilt to complete-deciding the layout took more time than the actual piecing.


I decided to straight-line quilt it with red thread.  I know straight-line isn’t very difficult but I felt brave doing it with the red thread!  LOL




Now I just need to go deliver it to my neighbor and her new baby girl!