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His & Her Quilts

This was so much fun you guys! I made His and Her Quilts for my husband and me, and oh my gosh – we love them.

It was a sentimental journey for me, making these quilts. We've been together for 25 years, and married for a little over 23. In a way, we've really grown up together – and we've become so much alike. So, it was a reflection on all of the ways in which we are the same – not just the human things like experiencing joy and sadness, love and fear, but more so, how we've really grown together as one. We've developed the same values and beliefs about what's truly important in life. We love our home, and do our remodeling projects together. We love to travel and experience new things together. We love going camping and getting out into nature. We are total foodies – we love to try new cuisines, and we love to cook together – and watch cooking shows together . . . . And, so these quilts are a reflection of the oneness, the sameness that we share. I used the same pattern design I created in EQ6, I used the same scrappy patchwork and scrappy binding. I even quilted them with the same quilting pantograph (Hearts Aflutter).

Yet, with all the sameness, we are also as different as night and day. As different as

Minnick & Simpson woven fabrics by Moda, and

Flower Sugar fabric by Lecien. We have different personalities – he's a guardian and I'm an idealist, I'm more optimistic, and he's more pessimistic. He's more strong willed, and I'm more of a softy. He loves dirt bikes and power tools, I love sewing and fabric. He's a socks and shoes wearing, ordered, scheduled person. I'm a barefoot, unscheduled, free spirit type. I'm flighty and he's grounded. He brings most of the roots and foundation to this marriage, I bring the wings and lots of adventure. Making these quilts made me really appreciate how both our similarities and our differences have really enhanced our lives.

This really was such a fun project – I might even do it again someday. But, in the meantime, these quilts are going to get a lot of use because (so very similar, yet so very different)

no big surprise – he loves his, and I love mine!

TTFN,

Kelly


Vintage Apron – Free Pattern

Finally, it's here! And, I'm super excited to get to share this pattern with you girls. This is the Vintage Apron pattern I originally designed for Kate's and my Vintage Farm Girl quilts, but in six inch size :)

There were so many templates in this one that, for simplicity sake, I decided to use all templates for the pattern. There are a couple of Y-seams in this pattern, too – but, it's totally worth it!

I decided to use Apple Farm Fabric, by Eea Lutz for Riley Blake for the pattern samples, and it was the perfect, cutesy, vintage-y fabric for these fun little aprons ;)!

You can download your Vintage Apron Pattern HERE!

I hope you all enjoy it! This pattern is truly one of my all-time favorites ;)!

TTFN,

Kelly


Cutie Pie Pincushion – Free Pattern

I have a fun new pattern for you girls, today!

It's the Cutie Pie Pincushion, with a handy-dandy Needle Keeper Cherry On Top!

Aren't they just as cute as can be? And an added bonus – they're super simple to make!

So from my Cloth Bakery (sewing room) to yours

--Enjoy!

Download your Cutie Pie Pincushion PDF Pattern HERE!

TTFN,

Kelly


It’s Good To Be Back

Finally, I'm back! I've really missed blogging and have been looking forward to coming back. I had initially planned to return the first of the year, but January turned out to be pretty busy. I did manage to get in a bit of sewing.

This is Sugar Dish, and I love it!

The pattern is by Cluck Cluck Sew, and the fabric is Fresh Air, by American Jane for Moda! And, here's a quick recap of the rest of our January.

After winding down from the holiday season,

we quickly geared up for a trip to Florida.

We had an amazing time. We rode tons of roller coasters, and got to spend the day with my brother, Kevin, who lives in Tampa

(waiting in line to ride the Montu at Busch Gardens).  We ate tons of good food,

which just makes us all giddy – because we are foodies to the core ;).  I have to say that Emeril's was our favorite,

I'm not typically an oyster girl, but truly, Emeril makes everything delicious.  Bubba Gump Shrimp was a very close second,

both for the super fun atmosphere, and the really good seafood.  We got to meet real live Minions,

and a personal highlight for me, I legit met the real live

Hello Kitty!!  Another highlight was spending some time with the Dolphins at Sea World

We just love the Portofino Bay Resort – it's like a little trip to Italy, only in Orlando ;)!

And, when we returned, well we got back to life as normal. You know, work, cleaning, laundry – lots of laundry! And, the fun stuff too, like baking for my guys

and shopping with Kate and Tate

(Tate taking a break from the stroller at the mall, because well, shopping with Mom and Nona – it's exhausting ;).  Just last week, I got to welcome

Joy as the newest member in the sewing family! My sewing machine is named Gracie! And when this new girl arrived, well the feeling that overcame me was Sheer Joy – so there you go!  I'm super excited to have her, and I couldn't be more grateful to my wonderful husband for this sweet gift.  Watch out pile of quilt tops waiting to be quilted – here I come! And, first on the list is this quilt that I designed and made for my husband ;)!

I have lots of fun things planned for 2017, tons of sewing projects on the list, including some original designs and patterns I hope to share with all of you.

So, Happy 2017 and Happy February to all of you! It's good to be back.

TTFN,

Kelly


“Something Good” In The Works

I'm having such fun working on the patterns for the blocks I designed for our Farm Girl Quilts

and I just wanted to say a big THANK YOU to all my Instagram friends who asked for patterns. I was just having fun creating for Kate and I, and had no plans to do patterns for these.

But, I'm so grateful you asked. When I get all happy working on these, I just keep thinking – if they wouldn't have asked, I'd have just put these in our quilts and forgotten about it – and I'd have missed out on all this fun. I'd have missed out getting to share the patterns with you all, and I'd have missed out on getting all giddy about making these cute things for our home.

So, really, thank you ladies ;)!

And, I want to also say a BIG THANK YOU to my quilty friend Marilyn (you can find her on Instagram @marimom19 , and you should her Farm Girl Quilt is turning out super cute), who made the most ADORABLE version of my "Baked With Love" pattern!

Isn't it just darling? I mean talk about joy and happy dance! Seeing someone else have fun making these – well, I was over the top excited. I like this one better than my version – everything just shows up better without the ric rac, so I'm super happy the Marilyn made it her own ;)! Thank you sweet friend ;)!!!

Now, those cupcakes are the first block that happened in reverse – I drew it up for a pattern I'm working on with the apron blocks

and I sort of fell in love with them. So, I made a little larger batch of cupcakes to add to my Farm Girl quilt.

I'm super excited about this next pattern – more excited (if that's even possible) than I've been about the other two.

It will include two blocks you can use for your Farm Girl Quilts - cupcakes and apons!  Can it get any more fun that that ;0)??   I have the cutting instructions written, so I'm ready to cut, sew, and take those step by step photographs. I really hope you all will enjoy this one – because I wouldn't even have the joy of making this if it weren't for all of you – so really, thank you  ladies ;)!

TTFN,
Kelly


Farm Girl Blocks Finished – Well, Maybe?

Here are the last couple of blocks I designed for my Farm Girl Quilt. And, they also happen to be my very last two Farm Girl blocks!

I love gardening, so I thought a watering can and garden spade would be the perfect block to add to my quilt. This one took quite a bit of work in EQ7, but I finally got it just the way I hoped it would look in my head ;)

And, we love camping – so, this quilt really needed a fun little camper block

I'm super happy – I mean I love these quilts ;) But, I'm a little sad, too. I really can't remember having so much fun piecing blocks for a quilt. And, I've been working on this for nearly a year, and well – I get a little sentimental about these things!

Here it is all laid out, ready for numbers and sashing!

Yup, I'm really going to miss Farm Girling! I may have to do just one more row – because Katie really needs one of those watering can blocks ;)

TTFN,

Kelly


More Farm Girl Fun

Oh, this Farm Girling business is so much fun!  I've finished the blocks for Katie's quilt.

I think the cow is her favorite, and when she saw my sewing machine, she asked me to make one for her quilt! She loves to garden, and cans salsa with her tomatoes! And, what else can I say, but the girl loves corn! It's her favorite vegetable.

Here is her quilt all laid out, and ready for numbering and sashing!

Hope she loves it as much as I do ;)

TTFN,

Kelly


Baked With Love – Free Pattern

Eek! I couldn't be more excited about posting my first pattern here on Pink Simplicity!

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Meet "Baked With Love" – a fun little hot pad pattern for you all to enjoy.

For those of you who are still working on your Vintage Farm Girl Quilts, the block is 6" finished so you can use it in your quilt if you'd like.

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You can download the PDF Pattern: HERE!

I do hope you enjoy sewing up a bit of baking love ;).

TTFN,

Kelly

 


For the Love of Aprons!

It's no secret – I love aprons! I've sewn several of them. 

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And they too, like the other things I love, are hanging up in the house to add warmth to our cottage décor!

So, I just had to design a vintage apron to put in our farm girl quilts, because what says Vintage Farm Girl, like a cute little apron with 30's floral prints and gingham?

This is Katie's apron!

And, this one is going in my quilt.

Thought I'd share a little apron goodness from around the house with you all.

My cherry and red gingham apron – hanging in the kitchen!

My sewing apron – hanging on my craft room door!

And, this darling little tea towel apron that hangs on my craft room closet door (I didn't make this one –but it was so darn cute, I couldn't resist buying it ;)

TTFN,

Kelly


Vintage Sewing Machine Block – Sew Fun

Okay really! Somebody stop me! I'm having too much fun with this Vintage Farm Girl quilt, and designing and sewing up new blocks!

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I mean the options for fun blocks to add are almost endless ;)

Sewing is such a huge part of my life – I just had to draw up a fun little vintage sewing machine block!

Too fun, right? It was so fun to sew – I can't wait to see it in the quilt with all of the other fun blocks.

I'm thinking Kate's quilt will need one of these cuties, too ;)

TTFN,

Kelly