Sunday, February 23, 2014

What We're Working on in February

A few projects for our new house in North Carolina!

Shane is making my DREAM dining table.  Seriously, it's the table I've always dreamed of.  Sam Maloof style, in walnut, plenty room for us and all our kids (10 casual use, 8 formal settings)!
Here's what we've got so far...

Front side pictured above

Back side pictured below
Legs & Trestles

Leg/trestle detail

And the top

I've been making a couple really basic quilts for the new house.  Fixing to quilt them together!
Here is the top and back of the first one.

And this is the second one.  I'm getting ready to pin the batting and quilt it.  The back is what you see hanging on the chair next to it.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Stripes for Sands

A while back, we decided that it was time for Sands to move to a "big boy" bed (twin size)!  He was really excited about this.  So Shane got started on a twin size bed with a rail all the way around, and I sat him down with me in front of the computer. I pulled up a wide array of Birch Organics from Fabricworm and let him pick out (within reason) the fabrics he liked for his big boy quilt!  He chose what most little boys would choose: elephants, fish, bike wheels and airplanes.  I was excited too since these are pretty much the fabrics I've had my eye on since he was like 7 months old.  I wasn't really feeling the lime green abacus but he insisted so I went with it and now I think it actually looks pretty good, especially with the green in the airplane fabric.  Good eye, little boy :)

Bed: Maple.
Quilt: Kona Cotton Solids in White by Robert Kaufman; All prints are Birch Organics.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

A quilt for Lucy Kate

This is probably my favorite quilt that I have ever made.  
And it is for our new baby girl, 
Lucy Katherine Martin who was born on November 11, 2013.  :)

This was the best picture we got of it but it was upside down.  I know, you can't tell, but I can.

So here is another picture of it, right side up:

And the back:

Fabric:  Tule by Leah Duncan for Art Gallery fabrics; Cotton Couture Solids in Bright White, Dena Fishbein's Taza Tarika in yellow

Friday, November 22, 2013

Guest room

Four post bed, Maloof nightstand, and that quilt.

Furniture materials:  Walnut; knob from Anthropologie (I think).

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Coffee Table

I really liked this table from CB2:
CB2 Dylan Dining Table

So Shane made me this one for our coffee table

Walnut; Metal legs from Rockler

Toy Cubicle

I was SO excited when he finished this... finally all our toys and books are organized!

Materials: Maple Plywood, MDF

Costa Rica Shelf

When we went to Costa Rica the summer after we got married, we brought back a piece of some kind of wood, we still aren't sure what they said it was.  Anyway, it makes a really cute shelf.  

Side note:  My mom got those yellow canisters in Germany about 35 years ago and I absolutely love them :)

Materials:  Not sure what kind of wood this is... it's not Cocobolo, looks similar, but it's something else.

Walnut Dresser

Don't worry... once we get to the new house, carpet will never be part of our world EVER AGAIN! (Lord willing)

Walnut drawer fronts; Maple carcass, stained
Knobs from Anthropologie or Rockler (?)

King Platform Bed

Materials: Cherry, Maple plugs

***I did not make this very boring quilt.  It is a stand-in from a discount store until I have time to make one huge enough to cover our bed.***

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Birch Organics Baby Quilt

Some of our best friends are having their first baby in about a week.  I hope this little quilt will express my love and excitement for what this baby boy's life will bring to the world.  Congratulations Rachel and Bryant!

Fabrics:  Jay-Cyn designs for Birch Organics, Elk Grove and Camp Modern;
  Cotton Couture Solids in Bright White