Sunday, October 4, 2015

Complete Redesign and Relaunch!

Hello all!!!

WoW!!! I can't believe how long it's been since I've blogged here! Well, I've been working very hard on completely redoing the design and have finally finished here...I think. I've also been very busy sewing! I haven't stopped that at all. It's just been a little difficult to blog with our lives being turned upside down with my husband joining the Military. 

We're getting into our everyday groove now and I'm ready to blog away. I'm going to try and aim at blogging at least once a week with a recap of all I accomplished that week. I'll still do fantastic giveaways and projects. I'm currently working on the linky party tab so please hang in there while I give the blog a few final touches. I might change over to a .com domain as well. Time to get serious....use it or lose it. We'll see how this all goes first before I can make that final decision.

Here's what I've accomplished recently in case you missed it on Instagram...

This mini was completed and awaiting the ship date for the #simplymini quilt swap on Instagram. I'm calling it Petal Fusion

This Fabric Map Mini quilt was completed as part of the tutorial I posted through Instagram. I'll upload it here shortly. This particular quilt is available for sale through my shop. Click on the Shop tab up top :)

This cute little shark pouch was gifted to a dear friend of mine.

This cathedral pillow cover was completed and currently being LOVED by ME!

This little train case was created by me and WAS going to be a pattern released by me BUT it's still in the preliminary phases. This is the prototype and will remain that way for now.

 This little Maggie Mae dress was made for my sweet baby niece, She looks adorable in it.

This fabulous Anna Maria Horner pillow was finished and also being loved by ME!

And last but certainly not least...These beauties were quilted and bound... and being loved.

That's all for now. Details for all the projects above will be posted soon as well as the Map tutorial. Have a great day!
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Friday, June 26, 2015

Wow....apologies and finishes!

Hi everyone! Happy Friday!

Friday mean finishes!!!

But first, I really need to start this post off with an apology. I had all the pictures taken and ready to go for the USA tutorial on my phone BUT my phone randomly died and I lost everything on there. Like dead dead. So I'm sorry but that tutorial is going to have to wait until I'm able to retrieve all the stuff off the old phone or I make another map mini.
In the meantime, I'll show you what I've been doing lately. I've been busy with a whole bunch of swaps on Instagram. If you like being involved in swaps you need to get on Instagram! There is always a new one popping up. In fact, I'm hosting a Super Hero Mini Quilt Swap on there right now. It'll be wrapping up soon so I'll keep you posted on that when it's all done.
Here is my quilt for the #alisonglassminiquiltswap I made for my partner. She was very open about what to make so I just kind of ran with it. I wanted something really colorful and thought this cute little X block would be fun.

And here is my quilt for the #cottonandsteelminiquiltswap. I just sort of made it up as I went. This was actually the first time I'd ever worked with triangles. A learning experience. I took it into a local quilt shop and the owner went goo-goo eyes over it. Haha! So much that she wants me to make another one, kit it up in her shop and offer the pattern. Oh boy...that means big things for Quarter Incher! Moving forward  in the quilting community from this point on. I'll keep you posted on that the kit and pattern once it's all figured out. Should be very soon though.

And here's my cute little Makin' it cute mittens for the Makin' it Cute blog hop for Fat Quarter Shop! They turned out so cute. I love these templates from Me and My Sister Designs!

I picked up the Boxcar Tote pattern at my LQS recently and wanted to make this right away! I carefully sifted through my canvas prints and picked a fun combo that was clashy and flashy. Can't ever go wrong with Anna Maria Horner and Cotton + Steel right?

And here are a few more wallets I made up last week. The white one is still available, so if you're interested....just holler!
That's it for now. For the absolute latest on my work, follow me on instagram: steph_quarterincher
Have a wonderful day!
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Monday, March 30, 2015

Fabric Map Finishes!

I've been keeping secret finishes from you guys. Well, here on the blog anyways. I've posted everything to Instagram so feel free to look there to see the latest from me. I've been going swap crazy lately. Not sure what the deal is with that and what's going on. I think I just want to be busy while my hubby is away for training. Sigh...7 more months to go. Swaps swaps swaps to keep my mind clear of any potential emotional meltdowns. It hasn't been an easy transition into the military lifestyle but it'll come. It'll get easier. I'll be fine. Actually, I feel like I'm finally getting past the initial shock of him falling off the face of the Earth. I get really excited when he calls but also very depressed when we hang up. It's like a reminder that's he's gone and won't be calling again for another week or so. That's the Army life! 

Anyways! Enough about that. But I do really appreciate everyone's concern about my depression. I'm feeling my normal self again so worry no more! Now. About the mini quilts....

The first one is for the #rainbowminiswap on instagram. My partner named a bunch of designer favorites and among them was Anna Maria Horner. Umm..Yeah! I can definitely work with that. I have a slew of AMH scraps I can use for my partners mini. I was looking through her inspiration mosaic and other means of inspirational social media and what not...and came upon a fabric map. Of course being a quilter...I automatically thought. Yes. I'm making that. No pattern required. I'll wing it. And so my fabric map adventures began. I will be posting a tutorial on it as soon as I'm done writing it up. Next post, I promise. Don't go too far or you might miss it. It'll be up on the tutorial tab though.

Fabric Map

The second fabric map will be donated to my church youth group. They're trying to raise money for a pioneer trek. A silent auction will be taking place and various items and services will be donated for that. I thought a map would be fitting for the occasion. I chose a vintage modern fresh pallet on a buttery yellow solid. Hope it gets lots of high bids for the youth!

Fabric Map

So stay tuned for the tutorial/pattern coming soon!

Thanks for stopping by!
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Friday, March 27, 2015

Charm Box Quilt with Fat Quarter Shop!

Today I'm here to show you my version of the new Charm Box Quilt Pattern by Fat Quarter Shop! Their shortcut patterns are so fun and easy....and FREE!!!

I just love the simplicity of this one along with the "short cut" techniques used. I decided to go with the fail proof Cotton + Steel Basics. I seriously am in LOVE with them. How could anyone NOT be??? They're so awesome!!! I wanted to do a reverse idea and really wanted the background fun with all the colors so I chose Jacks from Melody Miller's new Playful line for Cotton + Steel. I love the way it plays together with all the colors. I chose Overlookserape from Alexia Marcelle Abegg's new Mesa line for Cotton + Steel and backed it in Moonbunnies from Rashida Coleman-Hale's new Mochi line for Cotton + Steel. So here it is in all it's Cotton + Steel glory!!! Be sure to pick up the pattern HERE! Thanks for stopping by!

By the way...I'm feeling much better! Thank you to everyone who was concerned about me. The Army life is tough one!

Aloha Girl Quilt Kit HERE

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Thursday, March 5, 2015

I'm alive...barely

Hi Everyone! Wow! It's been so long. I don't even know how to write a blog post anymore. Just kidding...

Well I seriously can't believe it's been over a month since I've blogged. Honestly, it flew by so fast. I've been MIA due to so many things. I haven't even been checking let along posting on my instagram account. I usually post a pic every couple day AT least. Nope, Nothing. Well...the past month has been a crazy one. 

We packed up our apartment and put everything in storage. I seriously mean everything. My kids and I are living off bare essentials at my parents for a few months. It feels like we're on vacation or something. My husband left for U.S. Army Boot Camp last month and it's been really tough. I just can't seem to get myself out of this funk. It's not just's everything. I don't want to eat, sleep, do chores, go grocery shopping, work out, make my bed, pay my bills, go on Instagram, watch my kids...the list goes on and on. I didn't think I'd be like this. It never crossed my mind. 

I signed up for a bunch of swaps to keep me busy and mind off things and now I just don't feel like sewing. It sucks. I want to but really don't have a desire at the moment. I hope to start sewing this weekend though. I have a  couple projects I need to get done. In case you're wanting to order a wallet, I need to put all potential orders on hold for now. I'll let you all know when I'm ready to jump back into the sewing sack. I just need some space and time to get my crap together. Having my husband gone with pretty much no communication has been harder than I ever anticipated. It feels like he fell off the face of the Earth. Seriously. He is just gone. I'm just now finally starting to get letters from him. That was a huge jump-start for me. Just seeing his handwriting and "hearing" his thoughts.

Today was a good day though. We actually got out of the house and went shopping a little bit. It was nice to go outside. I've been so sluggish lately. Anyways...I just wanted you all to know that I'm not dead! Just MIA and in a little bit of a funk. I'll snap out of it soon I hope. I'm trying to get things back into a routine and normal again. Hopefully I have something to show you next week :)

Wish me luck!
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