Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Painted Dresser and Changing Table

Back when I was decorating the nursery, I came across this dresser for sale on Craigslist:
Although the picture made it seem like this dresser had seen better days, it was in fact very sturdy. So with $100 and the help of a pickup and some muscles, it was mine! After a little cleaning, two coats of Annie Sloan chalk paint in duck egg blue, some minor distressing, and a clear coat of wax, this dresser and mirror had a new life.
It works great in the nursery - lots of storage for clothes and blankets and the perfect height to use as a changing table.
xoxo, Megan
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Monday, October 7, 2013

Groovy Triangles Vintage Sheet Quilt

Something you may not know about me is that I love looking for treasures in thrift shops and garage sales. If you're willing to spend a little time hunting, you can find some really neat items at a great price! Recently I've been thrifting a lot of picture frames, but I also can't pass up fun vintage sheets! This quilt was made from about 8 different vintage sheet patterns. To keep it from getting too busy, I alternated each print triangle with a solid white triangle (kona snow).
The back is a solid vintage sheet in colorful stripes.
I opted for simple in-the-ditch quilting along the diagonals - not fancy, but it lets the fabrics take center stage!
And finished with a machine-sewn binding.
Size: approx. 47" x 51"
Fabrics: Reclaimed Vintage Sheets
Pattern: equilateral triangles
Quilting: diagonal in the ditch

Available now in the shop.
xoxo, Megan
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Friday, October 4, 2013

Sticky Sweet baby quilt

I'm calling this quilt "sticky sweet" because the colors remind me of a bag of tropical skittles. This is one of those quilts where I liked the fabrics in a stack, but as the quilt came together I liked them even more!
The pattern is just simple squares alternating with Kona snow.
I had some leftover squares to use on the back along with the floral print. The quilting is straight lines on the diagonal through the white squares. Simple!
And finished off with a hand-sewn binding.
Size: approx. 39" x 39"
Fabrics: variety from Heather Bailey and Dena Designs
Pattern: alternating squares
Quilting: straight-line diagonals

Available now in the shop
xoxo, Megan
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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Fall Table Runner

Remember this WIP from way back in January? Well, it's finished and now adorning the dining room table. I love the warm colors, now all I need is a few pumpkins around the house to make it feel like fall.
xoxo, Megan
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Monday, September 30, 2013

For good reason

This picture pretty much sums up why I haven't been blogging lately! Time is flying by and baby girl is already 6 months old. Needless to say she rocks my world :) I have been doing a little quilting and plan to share some of my recent projects over the next several weeks. Until then... xoxo, Megan
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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

A new WIP: Wonky Stars

I've said before that I'm not really a "wonky" person, but this is now my second attempt at wonkiness (first one was a wonky 9-patch), and I kinda like how it's coming together :)

Linking up at Freshly Pieced.

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Monday, April 15, 2013

Fabric Crib Mobile

So remember when I was making the orange peel quilt, I had a stack of circles cut out?  Well... I used them to make a fabric mobile to hang in the nursery!

 Each circle is actually 2 fabric circles held together (with the ribbon in between) using double-stick fusible webbing.  The top part is just 2 embroidery hoops painted white.  Here's baby's view from the changing table:

I used the same pastel fabrics in the mobile as I did in the orange peel quilt, which you can see reflected in the mirror.  This photo also shows glimpses of three other DIY projects I completed for the nursery, which hopefully I'll blog soon :)

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