Saturday, June 21, 2014

Play Trains!

I would like to interrupt the normal quilting/sewing blog posts with some cuteness and trains! My 2 1/2 year old son, Jared LOVES to play trains!!!  Yesterday I decided to make some fun scenes for his wooden train tracks to make them even more fun!  I didn't glue the track pieces to the cardboard because I wanted to reuse them if needed. With his help this is what we came up with.  I left him help with a lot except of course the hot glue gun!  He painted, put glitter on the wet paint, put stickers and animals in their places, etc...




If you want to make your own, here is what you need:
Cardboard Boxes (I got mine from Aldi's but you could also get some at Sam's Club)
Paint
Hot Glue
Paint Brushes
Craft Supplies


Craft Supplies we used: pipe cleaners, foam stickers, glass rocks, rocks, fake leaves and plants, sticks from our yard, glitter, poms, etc…
I traced the wooden track pieces on the cardboard before I did anything to the cardboard.  That way I knew where the tracks were going and left enough room for them.


The Scenes:

A zoo! 
There are LOTS of different animals in our zoo and Jared had fun picking out all of the animals. We painted different sections to make it seem like a real zoo.  I hot glued fake leaves and plants all around as well as real sand in the wet paint by the water. Jared had fun putting all the stickers around the zoo.


 My favorite might be the monkeys hanging from the stick.

Next we have an Ocean! We put glitter in the wet paint to make the water sparkle, as well as real sand in the beach area.  I hot glued some real sea shells that we collected at Galveston Island last summer! 


Look at the cute shells!!




The farm!  I painted a barn, pond and plenty of pasture. 


Jared added lots of cow, horse, pig and chicken foam stickers all around the farm.


Lastly, we have a Dr. Seuss/colors & shapes land.  I had some flash cards from the dollar bin at Target so we decided to use those for this one.


We used LOTS of brightly colored paint, poms and pipe cleaners.




Another shot of the set up.  Daddy got in on the fun too and built Jared this awesome track with the boxes!  

I'd love to see your boxes if you make one and have fun!!! Great summer activity with the kiddos!


Sunday, March 16, 2014

Granny Square Quilt

I finished quilting this Granny Square quilt this week and I'm in LOVE with it! My mom pieced this quilt probably a year ago when the Granny Square Quilt Along was happening.  Google Granny Square quilt and you can find all sorts of different tutorials.  I wanted to share some photos of the quilt and all of the quilting I did.  I chose to FMQ very densely and create all sorts of texture. 

I love that she did a pieced border on this quilt, it ties in the quilt beautifully!!


I quilted straight lines in between the granny square blocks to create a secondary pattern.


I quilted flower petals inside of the granny square blocks.


I quilted tear drop shapes to fill in everything in between.




I just love how this turned out and how bright and cheery it is! Hopefully it will bring some warmth throughout the country with ALL of this cold weather everyone is having!!!

If you're interested in my quilting services, feel free to email me at Jamie@sunflower-quilts.com

Friday, March 14, 2014

Robyn's Quilt


Here are a bunch of photos of a quilt I quilted for Robyn.  She sent me this lovely top and told me to go for it.  I love this pattern and it left a lot of room for creative quilting.  I quilted feathers in the border and loops in the inner border. On the insides I did three different designs.  What do ya'll think? I LOVE how this turned out!










If you're interested in my quilting services feel free to email me at Jamie@sunflower-quilts.com! Have a great weekend!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

RJR Quilt

RJR Fabrics contacted us to design a new quilt using a new line coming soon by JacquelineDecker called "Purrfect Notions".  My mom designed and pieced the top and I quilted it.  I quilted a large all over feather motif and absolutely LOVE how it turned out!! I  
love a good feather and it was fun quilting this!







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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Meet Lucie, our niece!

Our newest niece Lucie was born January 15th (one day after Jared's 2nd bday). Between Christmas, and Jared's birthday I almost forgot to finish this quilt!  If you remember I made the top back in October and I just needed to quilt it. I got it finished and Miss Lucie was born a few days later!! Here are pictures of the quilt and the sweet girl.  I longarm FMQ flowers all over it and I love the texture it created!






I know she is crying, but I love this picture!! She is just so cute!!


Welcome to our family Lucie, we love you!


Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Christmas Quilts

I promised that I would blog about some quilts that I've recently done.
The two quilts I'm going to share today were quilts I made 100% for two different people for Christmas.  They both came to me with quilt ideas for their spouses for Christmas and I couldn't be more please with how they turned out!

The first one is for a couple at my church who also happens to be my sister-in-laws grandparents.  If I lost you, long story short, my husband's younger sister is adopted and her grandparents go to our church. Grandpa asked me to make a quilt for Grandma with all of the grandkids names and birthdays on it.  I have free reign over the entire thing.  Her favorite colors are red and purple so I went with it.  I embroidered all of the names inside of the stars and I just love how bright and cheery it is! This was the first actual quilt that I quilted on my new longarm. I stuck with a simple all over pattern since the quilt had a lot going on itself. 








The second quilt is a Cardinals baseball quilt I made 100% for my friend Marilyn's husband.  Marilyn's husband is the Dean of Education at the college I graduated from and Marilyn was a counselor whom I because close with!  Their daughter also teaches with my husband, so I love this family!  She told me that her husband loves the Cardinals and that they were redoing their guest room in a Cardinals theme! PERFECT!  I did an all over swirl with a little extra at the top to resemble a cardinal bird's head. Here is what I came up with:







If you're interested in my longarm quilting services please email me at jamie@sunflower-quilts.com 
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