we've been ...
soaking up time with our kiddos
and general ho ho ho'ing
christmas is our favorite.
so, from our house to yours, we wish y'all a very merry christmas.
love, the griffith family
25 December 2012
we've been ...
posted by rachel griffith at 9:11 PM
14 December 2012
y'all are a pretty mixed bunch when it comes to picking between red or green.
i personally can't choose.
i'm indecisive like that.
the winner of the christmasy art gallery fat quarters is alyce.
please email me: rachel (at) psiquilt (dot) com
big thanks to y'all for playing along.
posted by rachel griffith at 11:32 AM
11 December 2012
that means that today is MY day for the fat quarter gang.
i'm gonna show y'all how to make scruffily pillow covers.
they are SUPER simplistic and perfect for sprucing up your living room.
the tutorial is over on the art gallery fabrics blog.
so go check it out and tell me what y'all think.
(direct link here.)
a set of fat quarters (that matches the set i used for my project) is up for grabs.
so one of y'all lucky readers will win all 8 of the fat quarters pictured above.
to get in on the giveaway . . .
my rules: leave a comment telling me which color you like more: red or green.
art gallery's rules: subscribe to the art gallery fabrics blog AND follow art gallery fabrics on pinterest and facebook.
(winner will be drawn thurssday.)
hope y'all enjoy.
posted by rachel griffith at 8:04 AM
09 December 2012
as a momma of four, i love it when i can simplify things.
especially when my to do list is long and the holidays are upon us.
i had the perfect fabric in mind for months, but i just couldn't settle on a pattern.
one day i decided to just go with stripes.
i knew the fabrics were bold enough to support something simplistic, so i ran with it.
this quilt is SO easy, that y'all won't need a full tutorial, but here's how to make it ...
1/4 yard cuts of 10 different prints
1/3 yard binding
1 yard backing
the making part:
from each of the 10 prints, cut 1 strip, 4 1/2" x WOF
from the solid, cut 5 strips, 2 1/4" x WOF (binding)
piece all your printed strips together.
to avoid warping, stitch the strips in pairs then join the pairs together.
you will need to trim some of the width off of your quilt top to omit any visible selvedges.
note: depending on the fabrics, some selvedges are wider than others.
layer, baste & quilt. (i did straight line quilting using my walking foot.)
bind with solid strips.
and you're done.
ask me how i know this.
oh and for those inquring minds ...
fabrics = little kukla by suzy ultman for robert kaufman