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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Sewvivor - That's Sew Creative

  Sew-vivor is happening, and it is quilter's addition. I decided to throw caution to the wind and enter. Yeppers! Because this is what I love to do and the competition is fierce!  I will be one lucky girl if I make it to the top 16.  I have tons of things I could have chosen, but the camper just mixes all of me in one little mug rug/mini.
There's no pattern just some free hand drawing and fun.  This one is for the mug rug revival swap too.
I love this red with the measuring tape fabric, and the cute little text  curtain.
I added the flowers to give it a homey vibe. My mom always says, plants make the home feel more inviting. She was right. I could totally live in this little camper.
Plus, who doesn't bring their cute little doggie along for the ride. ;)
 That's my little camper entry. I hope this makes a big enough impact to get me into the top 16. A girl can dream! I'm getting on my quilty game face and will be sewing non-stop. If I don't make it in,  I am definitely going to be following and quilting  along.

Happy Sewing!


Monday, July 14, 2014

Q3 list

Life is crazier by the minute. So, there's no time to waste getting these wips out of here. Some are really old. I am ashamed to say that, but they are slowly getting done, and that's an accomplishment.

  1. Modern Maples- I have the background fabric, and I'm ready to mark this off the list.

 2. This shirt has been on here for ever. The pieces are cut. I just need to bind the edges and put it together.

  3. I told hubby I would make him his own 18" Star Trek pillow. It will be a different layout. Same fabrics. This was gifted to his best friend.

4. Hemisphere is going to be a throw size. I really want this one out of my life. It continues to go from list to list.

5. EPP is coming along. I think I have 4 more than is in this photo.  Ha! I would like a queen size. I just don't know if I can make it there...unlikely. I will just move it to the next list.

6. I want to make a quilt with my AMH and maybe some other additions. It's going to be a queen size giant pluses like the one here.

 7. I have these monkeys that are almost a year old wip to make for each of my kids. I am just not into making these stuffed dolls. I have to buck up and just do it.

8. I have to make another heart pillow

9. The Social Tote. I want one of these. They are so cute. I need it in my life. I guess, the only way is to make it. It's so far down the list.

10. Need to finish up this mug rug for the July Mug Rug Revival on flickr. DONE!

I am going to make a strawberry mini for The Strawberry Swap on Flickr as well. Pattern is here.

I am sure that there is more on the to do list. I am just not sure what it is yet. Good luck on your list! See you   at the end. Happy sewing!

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Thursday, July 3, 2014

Living Room Renovation Complete

I am so excited to get back in my sewing den. I did some small projects and swaps along the way. If you follow me on Instagram, which you can find in the sidebar, you may have seen these.  This living room was an extreme makeover for us. I was involved in every step. Everything you see here is made by Jason and assisted by me or done by me. :)

The lighting is not that great, sorry about that. Seriously, I sew and these pillows need to be replaced. That's going on my FAL list. Must do! Come back and see what's going to happen in the sewing area later.
So, we dropped a wall  that separated the entry and moved electrical. We took the whole room to the studs.  We scraped and hubby re textured the ceiling. The mantle and built-ins were made completely from scratch. Those were the most difficult to make and install from hubby's own design and woodworking. Which I assisted in the Florida heat. 

The flooring was the most expensive part. We splurged a bit on this Nouvelle Acacia Laminate flooring. I am in love with the flooring! I follow Green Letter Day on Instagram, and she painted a chair Sea Glass by Martha Stewart. I loved it, and so here it is on the walls. I love the Caribbean feeling it gives to the room. I really think that Scrumptious by Bonnie and Camille would look amazing in here. I have one small fat eighth of it in my stash. Must work on that! We just used the old furniture. I have yet to spray paint the table stands silver. That's next! 
: After rereading, I realize there's still some work to do in there. I didn't even mention the drapes. HA!):

I took our old frames and hunter green (no joke) lamps and gave them a facelift. It's hammered silver spray paint. It was quick and other than the heat an easy fix.

Here's some of the stuff I was working on during the renovating. I am hoping to get these Modern Maples finished (top left corner) This WIP has been around the sewing den for a year. Really, I have no excuse. Hubby is already talking about the next renovation.
Happy Sewing! Blog at ya later.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Quilt Con

I got super volunteer at Quilt Con! I am super excited! I can't wait to meet all of you wonderful people in person. I am however without a roommate and nervous. I guess, the pros have partnered up and I was like left in the dust. Ack! So please if you know anyone??? I am going 19th-21st, but I will pay the extra day if needed.

Anyways, I will be there, and I hope to see you!

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Blogger Quilt Festival- Galaxy

This is my first time entering into the Blogger Festival. Last year, there were so many amazing quilts. I sat around the whole time with my coffee admiring all the beautiful work. I hope you enjoy your visit here, and I am excited to be apart of the festival this year. So, welcome!

I love the Dresden Plate pattern and this is a twist with just the curves. I wanted to create a  universe effect for this quilt. The rings are planets, and  I added the small circles as asteroids. I love how the color plays off the gray. I long arm quilted the ring from the upper left corner out. I added a large band of pebbling to make  milky way.

Quilting the  pebbles in the big milky way and planets was my favorite part of this quilt.  

The rings are appliqued using lightweight fusible interfacing to turn the rings. If you would like to see how that was done. The tutorial is here. I cut out round cardboard templates for the circles and wrapped them individually with fabric in aluminum foil and pressed with the iron. It gave them the nice edge. I then, zig zagged them all down. 

I want to thank my sister in law Terrie for the photo shoot, and these are a couple we took for fun with the quilt. 

Here's me (Yvonne) and the hubs (Jason) with galaxy. 
Galaxy Quilt designed, made, and quilted by Yvonne Campbell

Category: Original Design
Size: 88" x 96"
Technique: Pieced and Appliqued
Quilted on a Long Arm
Hand sewn binding

I hope you enjoyed stopping by and will come back again! Now, I am off to look at all the other beauties. Good luck! Happy sewing!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Galaxy Quilt Ribbon

I have been steadily working on Galaxy for a long time. I am sure everyone in blog land is finished with this quilt. So am I. This quilt was a labor of love. I designed it, pieced it, and quilted it all. You may have already seen the photos on facebook or flickr, but I wanted to share it here as well for all the bloggy goodness.

I couldn't believe that it got Honorable Mention. I literally cried and almost passed out. I was so happy! The judges comments were vibrant, wonderfully modern design. good eye movement.
In the future, I will not use a sheet for the back. I will plan out the quilting better. I felt that I was on a time crunch. I thought that I would be able to go back in and add quilting after taking it off the long arm frame. The rings were able to be quilted on the home machine, but I was afraid of further distortion on the rest of the quilt. So, this was also a learning experience.
It was an amazing  having my quilt in a show hanging for hundreds of people to see among so many other amazing quilts. I will be completely honest though, the level of raw emotion felt here was a 10 across the board. I had panic, excitement, and relief all wrapped up in a ball. It melted away though when a group of ladies were admiring something that I created.

The following are just other quilts that were done by other quilters in the guild. My kids wanted photos with them. Plus, they are pretty. I thought I would share some.

These are the slice quilts based on a famous landmark. Our Pensacola Beach sign. Each person quilted there own representation with the basic picture given to them. This one is going to be displayed in the downtown library. I didn't participate in this one or the other.

This is the second slice.

This is my cute kids in front of one of the winning quilts. I wish the picture wasn't blurry. I didn't take that many photos.

Normally, I am not into Santa, but this is pretty.
I don't know why they are being so funny faced, but this is a pretty one too. We all loved the flowers. Our theme was in full bloom. This  won 2nd in it's category and 2nd in theme.

It was a great show, and lots of friends and guild members came to see it. Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

In the Sewing Room

Do you read blogs and think, Wow, they just turn it out! I mean, literally, how are they getting those quilts done so fast? It boggles my mind. Normally when I am cleaning, all I can think about is  really want to sew, but priorities win.
I just have to say, I need the coffee you epic bloggers are drinking. Mine doesn't seem to be that strong. :Giggles:

What's been going on here. We are right in the  middle of a big renovation. I am so happy to report that the ceiling was retextured and the walls are back up. Yay!  I have begun taping the seams. We didn't prime the ceiling though before we textured, and it will have to be painted. No worries, hubby bought a new paint sprayer!

With all this work, I decided on a whim to take a  break and went to visit my friend Ayna. I quilted her hemispheres (pattern here) while I was there. That walking foot bar is awesome! I am going to have to invest in it. I thoroughly enjoyed using it. I had a lot of fun checking out Orlando. I got to go to Ikea, but they were sold out of the fabric that I wanted. Boo!

I also received this wonderful package from Kelli The Stitch Fairy in the Sewing Room Swap on flickr. I have put the sewing machine mat to good use. 

I've started on some potholders for a friend. Pattern is here. Thank goodness there was no special timeline on it. They are in the mail.

I'm got in on a Instabee.

One of the ladies in the group started out with the Stacked Windmills. We are going off patterns from the book  Modern Bee 13 Quilts with Friends We have some really great people in our group. I love all the blocks that have gotten done for this month. I picked Ziggy Stardust. I am sew excited!  My month isn't until December.

I got these lovelies by bringing in fat eighths of Denise Schmidt for a swap at ECMQG. It was really fun!We are going to be swapping AMH next. My heart is singing. YAY!

I acquired these awesome fabrics from Kim's destash. Yay for destashing. Thanks Kim. She gave me a great  price on all the following fabric. 

All of these. I believe Joel Dewberry. I love pink! I was thinking that these would be awesome for the 100 modern blocks. Thoughts??

Some more wonderful scrappies.  My cabinet is getting full. I am going to have to start making a quilt. I got 1  quilt done in the first quarter, but I didn't get pics. I wanted to wait and share it after the quilt show. So, stay tuned for that. Blog at ya later. 

Happy Sewing