"Crafty" Birthday Gifts

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Here are a few "crafty" things I made for one of my closest friends for her birthday. I found all the patterns on various blogs.
These are vinyl front zipper pouches and here is where I found the tutorial.
This checkbook cover turned out so cute and it was super simple. Here is the tutorial.
Here is the tutorial for this great notebook cover. I had never made a journal/notebook cover like this before and it was a lot of fun!

Scrappy Log Cabin

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

This smaller quilt was made from scraps from my Buggy Barn Star Quilt. (Anyone who has made the stars designed by Buggy Barn knows there is always a lot of scraps!)
I got the idea from this tutorial and it turned out great! I only wish I had more scraps so I could make it bigger! The only fabric I had to buy for this quilt was the border fabric and the backing.

Buggy Barn Star Quilt

It is finally done!! Well, it has been done for a while now but I finally took the pictures out of my camera!
Here is my version of Buggy Barn's "Ross' Star" quilt. I used Civil War reporduction fabric in beautiful reds, browns and creams! This is my favorite quilt, so far! My daughter loves this quilt too. She lays it out on the living room floor to either count all the stars or jump from star to star!

This quilting was done by a quilt store; I wish I had a machine that could quilt as beautifully as this!