Made with Love layout, featuring Scrapbook Circle

Hey friends!

Today, I’m on the Scrapbook Circle blog with a layout featuring Scrapbook Circle’s February So This Happened kit.

I scrapped a layout about the quilt I made for Ruby, which I blogged about here.  I’m so happy I got another one done for her baby album!  Woot!



Happy Saturday!

baby quilt for girl #3

Hey guys!  I just wanted to pop in real quick to share the quilt I made for baby girl #3!

I finally finished it at 35 weeks pregnant!  First, I couldn’t decide on a color scheme, then I couldn’t decide on a quilt pattern…so I decided to keep it simple and chose colors I have been loving lately, and chose simple, classic squares.


I go into more detail on quilts in this blog post if you’re interested, as well as photos of a few other quilts I have made.

Here are a few process photos:


I bought the fabric for my quilt from Hobby Lobby and JoAnn fabrics.

I love making baby quilts, and it’s extra special when I get to make one for my own baby!  I am super happy with how this quilt turned out!

Happy Monday friends!


finished: quilt.

I finally finished up my throw quilt, and I love how it turned out!

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I have sewn only a few quilts before: a baby quilt for Lola & Ellie, a twin sized quilt for Lola,

JA quilt collage old

and a few baby quilts for friends.

This time, I wanted to make a quilt for myself!  After looking on pinterest, I found a triangle quilt that I liked.  Here is the link:

Here are some general steps that I took:

1. decide on a quilt pattern, gather supplies & pick your fabric (I got all my fabric from either JoAnn’s or Hobby Lobby)

2.  cut fabric freehand with a ruler or using a template

3. sew rows first, iron the seams (I chose to iron them open), then sew the rows together, again ironing the seams.

4. lay down your backing fabric (I used a flat bed sheet I had that I wasn’t using), then batting, and then your quilt top on top, smoothing out any lumps and wrinkles.

5. pin all the layers together and sew your quilt together.

7. create your binding (you can use store-bought binding, but they usually come in solid colors only)

8. sew the binding on, and done!

JA quilt collage

Here is a link to a step by step tutorial that I discovered a few years ago that really helped me out:

I am by no means an expert, but my quilts are getting better with each one I make!  Love how this one turned out, and how it matches the other colors in my living room.

Happy friday friends!

the one with the triangle quilts.

I have been so inspired by triangle quilts lately!  I am bursting with creative energy!  I have started so many projects… if only there were just a few more hours in the day…

It all started when I wanted a cute throw to leave in the living room.  I often need a little blanket for those evenings when my husband and I are watching tv, and I’m super cold, but he has the ceiling fan on high… However, all the throws that I’ve seen at the store are better for colder weather (i.e. fleece or knitted) and not the scorching Texas summer & fall!  So, I decided to make a light weight quilt in my favorite colors.  I’ve never made a quilt strictly for myself before, only quilts for my girls and baby quilts as gifts for friends.

After looking on pinterest, I decided that I wanted to try the triangle pattern.  So, I started my little quilt, and then I thought this pattern would be so cute on scrapbook pages and maybe even a card… & here I am with a few projects started, but none finished.  womp womp…

ja quilt

I am itching to finish these projects, but it’s tough when you get interrupted more than 10 times every 10 minutes.  Even more so when you have your creative juices flowing.  Alas, that’s to be expected when you have an 8 & 4 year old, haha.

Happy tuesday friends.