Thursday, August 28, 2014

Herringbone Quilt!!

So this summer I have been sewing like crazy. If you follow me on Instagram, you've already seen sneak peeks of my latest projects. Sometimes in life I need the clam predictability of a quilt. Some people don't think quilting is relaxing, but for me it is. It helps me deal with stress. It calms my mind and soothes me. I love knowing if I follow the steps it will be beautiful every time. I love accomplishing that and knowing I made something beautiful. 

This quilt is one of my very favorites. I used the Herringbone Tutorial by Micheal Ann Made. It was easy to follow and come together beautifully. Simply sign up for emails and you'll get this free tutorial. 

This is an in-process shot of me laying out the fabric and getting ready to quilt it. This is the first time I have ever sewn a quilt together and it came together great. I simply followed the straight lines. 

You can kind of see the quilting here. I used this chevron minky on the back. I got it at and I love it!!!

Before I quilted this together I decided to add some stitching. I added some zig zags all over just to add some more character. I love the detail it gives. 

Here's the finished quilt.  I used a combination of fabric from several different lines. Most of the turquoise and navy fabric comes from Basic Grey's PB & J Line. It was an older line that I fell in love with and knew I wanted to make a quilt for myself one day. 

My family loves it and I love knowing I made something warm and comforting for them. This quilt is full of love

I've been decorating our living room and it looks great on our new couch. Now I need some really fun funky pillows!!!

Monday, August 25, 2014

The Best Family in the World

I finally took a break from sewing like crazy to do some scrapbooking. I used one of my favorite lines The Polka Dot Party by Elizabeth Kartchner. I love the wood, the florals, and the colors. Pink, turquoise and yellow are my favorite colors ever! I also totally adore the pencil marks and quotes in this collection. They fit my family perfectly. 

I did this 2 page layout for my scrapbook. 

Then I did this one page version for my sweet little girl's book. This is my favorite layout right now. I totally love it!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Summer Memories

So how's your summer been? I hope it's been great. Ours was too short as always, but some how we were ready for school to start too. This year it was full of ups and downs, but I try to focus on the good stuff. 

We had fun with friends and ate lots of popsicles!

We spent time around a camp fire and roasted marshmallows!

We spent lots of time in swim suits and made great memories with our wonderful family. 

In the midst of the craziness I found some time for me

And I have a big exciting announcement! I now have prints, greeting cards, and prints on canvas on sale in my Etsy store! You can click on the link here or search for my store on Etsy, called Juliana Hall Creates. This is a big step for me and I'm so excited to get my art out there. The whole reason I started my Etsy store was to market my art work. I am so excited to share this with you. Just click on the image you want and then select if you want a print or card and what size you want. I even have some originals for sale. 

These are a few of my favorites. 

Get yours today and enjoy!!