Monday, April 14, 2014

More Picture Pie & Weekend sewing

It was a pretty productive weekend of sewing here.  I took some days off work to play with the kids whilst they were out on Spring Break.  We had some fun at the park, playing with puppies, sleepovers...sigh. I'm exhausted.

BUT, I did manage to get a LOT of sewing done.  I have 3 quilts done, 2 just need the binding done on them.  :)

Remember the Picture Pie Foxes I did for a customer?  Well, she's having a little baby boy (who actually should have arrived by now) and she wanted another Picture pie quilt as a play mat for him to lay on.  She wanted it extra poufy and soft.  And this one is raccoons rather than foxes. :)  SO cute!  I love how it turned out.  Especially with the black/white stripey binding (my favorite).





I used two layers of batting, for the extra poufyness (real quilting terms here people).  It was kind of a pain to quilt through, but I managed and it washed up nice and poufy!   Love it!  I hope she does too.


Next up, I made a journal cover for my sweet neighbor.  This was really fun to make.  I used this tutorial from Riley Blake's website.  This was really easy, fun and a quick gift for someone special if you need one.



It's nice and springy isn't it?  ♥  I hope she likes it.  I still need to take it to her....ugh, I'm such a slacker!

I'll be back to post my other quilts I've nearly finished.  I locked myself in my room catching up on the Walking Dead (still have the last episode to watch so don't tell me!) and Game of Thrones!  Yay-so glad GOT is back on!  Woohoo!

Also, my pattern is doing really great!!  I'm amazed at the well wishes I've received and people interested in my pattern.  Remember, it's 20% off now until the end of April!  I may be doing a giveaway later on too... so stay tuned!

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Monday, March 31, 2014

Drumroll please...

Yay!  I did it.  I've published my very first pattern!   It's up..it's ready.  Lets go!

I had two lovely ladies help do the pattern testing.  I got their feedback which I GREATLY appreciated.  I made some changes, did some tweaking, and now - it is available!

Do you all remember this quilt?  The one I made for my sister-in-law, who gave me 'the great inquisition' when I asked to take it and do photo shoots?  Yah, that one. ;)  She's fussy, but I am glad she loves her quilt. Warms my Robot Heart. ♥
Colonnade Pattern
Yay!

So pretty - I just want to pet it..only it doesn't belong to me anymore.  Sigh.

I've made 3 of these so far.  They are SUPER easy - so easy, this RobotMom can whip one up in a Saturday afternoon.  And so can you!  Come on, make one with me won't you?

For the month of April, the pattern is up in my shop for 20% off.  Get it whilst it's hot my friends. ;)
Use code: ROBOTFRIENDS
Expires 4/30/14

The pattern is also on Craftsy too - for all you Craftsy guys and gals. ♥


If you make one, please share pics of your quilt!!
Instagram - tag me!  @robotmomsews
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Or plan ole' email works great too. :)

I will share pictures of my pattern testers quilts as soon as I get them.

Thank you all for your continued support!
Robot Hugs for everyone! ♥♥♥

Picture Pie Foxies


After I finished my Modern Foxy quilt and put it in the shop, I had a customer ask for the same quilt pattern, but with the Picture Pie foxes and scribbles.  I squealed with delight and jumped right in.  I LOVE these cute little baby foxes.  I just want to squish them!  But I didn't.  I held back.



She wanted the orange scribbles for the background, and the grey scribbles for the border.   She is doing the nursery for her soon-to-be baby arriving soon, in the Picture Pie line and foxes.  So sweet!!


And we did the tiny orange houndstooth for the back.




All washed up and crinkly.  Best.Part.Ever


What do you think?  I hope she loves it. :)  And I hope the new little baby arriving soon will love it too.

Foxes are the new owls.  Right? ;)

Thursday, March 27, 2014

TQAL

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I'm a sucker for a good QAL and I am super excited about this one.  Paula from The Sassy Quilter is hosting a Triangle QAL.  Woohoo!!  Triangles give me major anxiety.  I get all sweaty and panting just thinking about my lines not matching up.  This may or may not have happened to me once or twice in the past.  In fact, I have a few quilt tops (or 1/2 tops) thrown in the closet because I cannot bear to look at them.

Does the thought of making a triangle quilt make you feel this way?  Well, join in won't you?

I have actually already got my fabric picked out and cut after I saw the lovely Stacey's triangle quilt for her cute daughter.  I want to make one too!  So I started on it and I had started two rows and they were horrible.  Stacey even made a lovely tutorial on triangles after I complained and grumbled - yah I'm fairly certain she made it just for me. ;) JK. Anyway I have it on my Evernote to get going on it.  This is just the chance to pull up my big girl panties and get over it already.



Here is my fabric pull.  Ombre pink style.  ♥
Thank you Paula for hosting the QAL!  Here's to hoping I can FINALLY master triangles.


Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Señor Foxito


I am pleased to introduce you to Señor Foxito.  He is MUY GUAPO.  I love him tremendously.  If you have been following me, you may notice I am in love with Foxes.    In addition to fox quilts, I am now making stuffed foxes.  With mustaches.  Hello - Señor Foxito's need a mustachio...and a mariachi band, and sombreros...well now we are just getting ahead of ourselves.


He also needs a Señorita.  She's coming shortly.


In the meantime, here is another version of Señor Foxito, a grey fox version.

What do you think?
I will have a collection of Foxito's in my shop shortly. :)  Stay tuned!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Snowbird and a Foot Cozy


A very good friend of mine wanted a quilt made for her future mother-in-law.  I was so elated to make one for her, this being the 2nd quilt I've made for her.


She decided upon the same quilt/fabric I did for my SIL.  She also came up with the initial idea of having a foot cozy, to put your feet in when you are snuggling with your quilt.  We did this on this quilt a while back.  I love the idea, completely.  It's just kind of a pain to work around honestly.    Well, I mean, it's not really THAT big of a deal, I'm just a whiner sometimes.

BUT, it's cute and functional.  And we all love cute/functional things. Right?


I found the perfect fleece, to coordinate with the blues and oranges.  And Birds!!   Hooray! Birds are in the fabric on the front.  Win Win.


She also requested a block with the Snowbird logo.  Her man works at Snowbird, so to have this little piece of him incorporated into the quilt for his mama is a great idea. Right?  For those of you who are not locals, Snowbird is our local famous ski resort.  You know, Utah is famous for snow...it says so on our license plates. Haha.

Sorry for the inside shots...Utah's weather has been a little bipolar lately.  We had a LOVELY week of spring weather, the kids put on flip flops, played outside all day, then WAM...sorry!  It was super windy, near tornado weather I swear, then snow.  :(  So, we are inside today, not taking pictures outdoors because of the wind and snow!


I delivered this quilt yesterday and it got much love.  So, I'm pretty fairly certain that it's new owner will love it too, but not as much as she will love her future daughter-in-law.
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Quilt Stats:
Fabric - Aviary 2 by Joel Dewberry
Pattern - my very own, coming out soon :)
Size -  Approx. 59 x 68

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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Suck it, Cancer #Trois




This is my 3rd custom order request for a Suck it, Cancer quilt.  My customer wanted mostly purples in this one, because she is doing a silent auction for Relay for Life and their theme is purple.  When I came across Kate Spain's Daydream line, I knew this was perfect.  I love the prints in it.


Sorry for the bad pictures!  YUCK!  I was in a hurry to get this boxed up and mailed out.  :(   And as usual, it's always windy out here, so quilts and wind makes for a challenge.  Poor planning on my part.



I love the border print...Very subtle but adorable.  I like to do each Cancer quilt a little different.  They are all unique, as we are.  So I do the blocks the same, but the rest of the quilt I change it up a little.


And this binding is my absolute FAVORITE.  Squares - and color!  Love it.

I hope this quilt gets some BIG $$$ for the Relay for Life cause!!!  Good luck Nancy!

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