Embroidery Addiction

Hi, My name is Nicole and I am addicted to Embroidery!!!

I started my first embroidery project one year ago in October. It was a Halloween make-it-and-take-it from my Quilt Guild meeting. I enjoyed it so much that I started on a one year BOM embroidery quilt called Birdie Stitches. Then I made an embroidered name tag for my September Guild meeting which I will share with you tomorrow. Now I am very excited to join SewHappy.Me in her SewHappy Christmas Sewalong It starts on September 23 and I feel like a kid at Christmas and want it to start NOW! (feet stomping and lips pouting). This will be a very fun way to get into the holiday spirit. Click the button below to visit SewHappy.Me and join in the Holiday fun!

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I love Coca-Cola!

Yup…. Coke, french fries, chocolate, and peanut butter are a few of my favorite friends things! I enjoy Coke so much that my kitchen is red, white and Coke all over. Here is a photo of my Coca-Cola quilted wall hanging that I just finished.

I was able to get some great coke fabric from a vendor at a local quilt show. I have a lot of scraps left over and that pile is the start of my red, white, and black quilt. I have no clue what pattern I will use or even what year it will be compleated.

Whenever there’s fun there’s always coca-cola… yeah!

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Punk Rocker Baby Girl Quilt

My dear friend Lisa is expecting a baby girl in October. Her baby shower is this weekend and I actually finished the quilt with plenty of time left over to make a matching taggy blankie. She already has 2 boys and 3 nephew. Isabella is the first baby girl in the family in many years so the quilt had to be over the top girly pink!

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4th of July fun!


We had a great 4th of July filled of good food, family, and fireworks!

I made this dress for Julie and a matching one for “sweety baby”. This is the first dress I have ever made and it turned out great! Sweety baby is not in the picture because she does not have a swim suite (yet). I will have to do a post in the near future of her and all 4 of her new dresses. She is the most  loved (and spoiled) cabbage patch kid that I have ever met!

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What if Wayne Kollinger put an idea in my head?

one idea and one year later=

I follow his blog and draw great inspiration from Wayne Kollinger. He has taught me to make quilts in every shape and form that I like and to play with different colors. 

On June 10, 2010 Wayne blogged about this simple tessellation  

I could barely sew but he helped show me that it is just made out of squares and HST (half square triangles). Hmmmm I could do that and *VOILA* one year later I have a fantastic wall hanging for my sewing room.

If you would also like to be inspired by Wayne hop on over and take a look at his site        waynekollingersquiltblog.blogspot.com

It really did not take me a year to complete. My brain is just filled with so many quilting ideas that I am just starting to finish up my projects. 

Happy Quilting!


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Take 5 toddler quilt

Over the 4th of July weekend I finished up a super fun and super easy quilt for Jaidyn who just turned one. His mom is a teacher so I used the pattern Take 5 from the Teachers Pet.






Here is a close up of the quilt. Most of the fabric is from the Punctuation Collection designed by American Jane for Moda. The toy fabric is “look and learn” by American Jane. My mom helped me out by quilting loops and stars on the long arm for me. The quilting really makes it pop and adds another dimension to the quilt!

Happy Quilting!

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Kites and a Quilt Festival

This quilt was a duel effort of love and frustration! I found this free pattern online and shared it with my mom Sylvia. She thought it was great and wanted to make the quilt in twin size and donate it to The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp. The frustration set in when she tried make the kite tops. They are a paper piece patter and she does not know how to paper piece. I offered my help and made to kite tops for her and she sewed and quilted the rest. It was fun to work on a quilt with my Mom and hope to do it again sometime and that is where the love comes from! Click on the photo and you can see the super swirly quilting. It makes the kites look like they are blowing in the wind.

This is my first quilt show entry. I love Amy’s Creative Side and look forward to her quilt festivals. She is hosting Bloggers’ Quilt Festival :: Spring 2011 . There are already 346 wonderful quilt entries. Click the link in blue to visit her site and you will be able to see all of the quilts and read about their stories. If you have a quilt that you would like to enter just hop on over to http://amyscreativeside.com/. There are lots of great giveaways too!

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