Monday, July 13, 2015

Painted House

FINALLY a white house with a red door!  I've dreamed of it my whole life :)

I took these real quick with my phone when I was driving away one day so the quality isn't the best.  But you can get the idea.

This is what it looked like when we bought it.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Yellow Southwest Quilt

I think I say this about almost every quilt I've made lately, but I really think this one might be my favorite so far!  Every time Shane and I watch a movie, any blanket we choose is either way to big or just short enough that our toes stick out every time one of us moves.  So I made Shane sit on the orange chair and I measured him from his chin, down to his toes and then added 10 inches.  I hope I measured correctly, because I sure do like this quilt :)

My handsome model in his yard mowing attire :)

Trestle Table and Breakfast Table

The trestle table (a.k.a. my dream table) that Shane built back in February before we left California:

And the matching breakfast table that he made a couple years ago:

Both tables were made with kiln dried black walnut (west coast).

The Mission Style Couch

We have finally re-done and completed the upholstery part of this couch.  (The before can be found here.)  I finished the pillows a few weeks ago.  So happy to be finished with it completely!

Pillows are Richloom Solarium Outdoor Maitlin in Pool.


We are finally all moved in here in North Carolina and we needed some pillows.  I'm so glad I found my absolute favorite upholstery fabric EVER before starting this project!  

All of the printed fabric is from Waverly's Adobe line.

Beach Blanket

Before we left California, I wanted to make a quilt that was "beachy" and really simple.  So I used all solid colored fabric and  put together some plain old stripes. 

Yellowis Cotton Couture in Sun.
Orange is Cotton Couture in Pumpkin.
Grey is Cotton Couture in Stone.
Teal is Birch Organics, Mod Basics in Pool.

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).