31 October, 2015

Baby shower quilt

'Remember the Lovey Giraffes crib quilt for that baby shower on 18 October? Pictured above is the happy mother at the shower. Stevie is a good friend, and we are all so proud of her. She and her husband also have a 2 1/2 year old daughter. Stevie recently graduated, and is now a nurse. My twin sister and I went to high school with both of Stevie's parents, back in the day, lol. The whole family is near and dear to us. Looking forward to baby Ryder's arrival. Don't you just love sewing/quilting for people like them, who really do appreciate it? Also sending a happy birthday wish to my BIL Wendell today. Y'all have a safe Halloween. Prim blessings.

27 October, 2015

Winner of 5th Blogoversary giveaway

Good morning friends. Thank you all for entering my 5th Blogoversary giveaway. 'Can't believe it has been 5 years already. So many fun times and great friends to be thankful for. Random Number Generator selected #1, which makes Mary of: Quiltin' Grandma our winner. Mary is an excellent quilter and has a fun blog- be sure to visit and follow her. Hoping that you all are having a wonderful week. Prim blessings.

23 October, 2015

Dresden plate small quilt

Good afternoon friends. Wow, a post in the evening... surprise! 'Just want to show you all the little 17" square Dresden plate quilt that I made. Yes, it was more difficult than I thought it would be. The center circle is a bit elliptical (lol), but still pleased with the outcome. It is made of autumn-ish fabrics from stash. The quilting is meandering, and the backing is a beige with muted-tone fruits. You can see the back by following the link below my signature.

Now, 2 questions: in quilting, is a flimsy a pieced and stitched quilt top? What does floating blocks mean? Does it mean that they are raised or larger than other blocks in the quilt? I am still quite the newbie in quilting, since about a year and a half ago. You all always are so helpful. It is thanks to many of you that I have learned quilting skills. Prim blessings.

19 October, 2015

Lovey Giraffes crib quilt

Good morning friends. The crib quilt pictured above was truly a labor of love. It took me several months to complete this quilt for a friend's baby shower. Since it was started before my friend and her husband knew boy or girl, this allowed me plenty of time to get it completed. They have since announced that they are having a boy. Mother, my twin sister and I all chipped-in on the cost, and I made the quilt to be from us all. It measures 40"X42", and is made of all 100% cotton fabrics. The batting is Warm&White©, which is really a fave of mine. The pattern is called Lovey Giraffes, and was purchased from Frivolous Necessity's Etsy shop here: Lovey Giraffes Quilt Pattern.
This pattern is simply adorable, and works well for a boy or a girl. Actually, the pattern calls for 10 appliqued giraffes, but I cut mine out a bit too large so could fit only 8 on the quilt. The backing fabric is avocado green with tiny white dots, and the binding is double-layer solid white. Being still new to quilting, I chose the meandering style for the quilting stitches. The baby shower was yesterday, and the parents do love this quilt. Prim quilting blessings.

12 October, 2015

Happy 5th blogoversary!

Wow, Homespun Hannah's Blog will be 5 years old in just 2 weeks. Where does the time go? In appreciation of all followers, both new and "old", let's have this giveaway. Without you all, this blog could not be successful. The prize will be the 13" X 25" quilted table runner pictured above. It is created of a various prim-style homespun fabrics. In the center are 2 black crow appliques. There will also be a few little surprise gifts included. To enter, you must:

♦ Be a follower of this blog via GFC, Linky Followers, or Bloglovin'.
♦ Have a family-friendly blog that you have posted to in the past 2 months.
♦ Due to shipping costs, reside in the 50 US states, the DC, or Canada.
♦ Comment on this post and tell us what you love the most about birthdays/blogoversaries.

♦ By entering this Giveaway, you affirm that you have read, understand, and agree with this blog's: Privacy Policy/ Giveaway Rules. Please do not post this giveaway on any of the social networks. By left-clicking the post image, you can save a sidebar button for your blog. Please link it to this post. The giveaway will end at 10 PM CST on 26 October, 2015. Winner will be chosen via Random Number Generator© and posted in the AM of 27 October 2015. Prizes will be mailed on 30 October. Come on y'all, enter to see if you may win! To see the back of the runner, follow the link below my signature. Prim blessings.

04 October, 2015

Country Roads quilt-along

Hey there you all. 'Hope your weekend went well. I actually finished my Country Roads quilt for Humble Quilts Blog's Quilt-Along. I am still kinda a newbie quilter, so blocks on-point are a bit of a challenge. Then, why did I do it? lol. Because on-point blocks are such a pretty design. When I chose the cheddar fabric for the spacers, 'did not think about it having a tiny vertical floral design. So, tried to match that as best as possible. 'Main thing is, it does run vertically in every area. Whew! So worth the effort though. I wanted my quilt to be larger, so added the 2 1/4" wide navy borders. This makes the quilt finish at about 28 1/2" square. Used the same navy cotton fabric for the quilt backing, along with a burgundy binding.

Here is a close-up view of my Country Roads quilt. Yes, some of my blocks are a bit "wonky", lol. On-point is so pretty but a bit more difficult than squared. The machine quilting is simple meandering style, which does seem easier to do than other styles. The fabrics are Civil war era reproductions from several designers. This little quilt is great for watching TV on those cooler nights. There's just something comforting about a quilt, isn't there? Thank you, Lori, for this fun quilt-along. You all be sure to visit and follow Lori at her awesome blog: Humble Quilts Blog. Prim blessings to you all.