Tag Archives: shabby chic

Shabby Cabin

5 Aug

This quilt gave me fits. It was my first Log Cabin and I had never machine quilted before (I used to do it all by hand, but that takes too long). Lizze had just shown me how to do binding the “proper” way as well. This quilt was a mess waiting to happen.

I found the fabrics at my local quilt shop and I just loved them. It was there in the shop that I decided I should make a log cabin quilt. I got the blocks pieced just fine, but then came the quilting. My tension was off and I had big loops on the back. The best part is that I didn’t know until I was ALL DONE since it looked fine on the front. As an inexperienced machine quilter I had no idea that I should stop and check once in awhile to make sure it was nice on both sides. And that weird noise my machine was making? Yes, I ignored it and kept on going.

I ended up ripping out all of the quilting I had done and went crying to Lizze’s house. She let me use her Bernina to re-quilt it. Then came the binding… I did it wrong. I was so fed up with this quilt that I just folded it and put it away for months. Recently, I decided to try again. I took off the binding and did it correctly. Now that I have made several quilts using the proper binding technique, I felt much more confident. Now that it has been quilted twice, and bound twice… it is finally done.

No sooner do I get this quilt complete, I stumble upon a Log Cabin contest. Well, you know I had to enter. I’m certain that my quilt will not win, but I’m proud of it regardless. Voting starts tomorrow so I’ll post a link if you’re interested in voting for me 🙂

In the meantime, this quilt is listed for sale in our etsy shop (the link is on the right hand side of this page).



Summer Camp

20 Jun

I finished my latest little quilt today. As I was making it, I really thought that it would make such a great gift for a child going off to summer camp for the very first time. I never went to summer camp, but the fabric helps me imagine what it would be like. Guitars, campfires, tents, canoes, swimming in the lake… it’s all there! It makes me wish I had gone to camp as a child.

Having a special quilt to take to camp would help a child to feel more comfortable while they are away from home. It will also help to remind them of the fun they had when they return home again.

Lizze made an adorable baby jacket that she listed in the shop today as well. It is made with shabby chic fabrics and lined with pink flannel.

Head over to our shop and check out our latest listings! There are several other items that we have not mentioned. Give it a look and let us know what you think.

Selina & Lizze