Friday, May 16, 2014

Adding More Handmade to my Life

I've decided recently I want to add more handmade to my life...I sometimes feel the things that surround me with in my home are not necessarily the things that make me happy.  I like to walk in my home and be happy about what I see (underneath and behind all the toys, dust and clutter).


I was having a sad day and decided I needed a project to start AND finish.  I decided on this mini quilt/runner for the perfect spot in my family room.  I made these sweet little Churn Dash blocks, 6" each.

(And don't they look cute on point??)


The sashing is about 2" finished (I believe).  Simple straight-line quilting.


My gallery wall has a lot of meaning to me.  The US map has hearts in all the places we've lived since we've been married (UT, MO, AZ and VA).  I have beautiful framed art with words from my dad and his initials, all backed with the Union Jack flag.  My dad's double decker buses, he had so many and he would let my boys pick them off the shelf and play with them.  Beautiful figurine of a daddy and his three daughters gifted to me from my sweet cousins.  Pictures of my kids that really make me happy.  Our 2013 family book of all our adventures last year.

It's the first spot in my new home that really feels like me.  I'm excited to create more!

-Megan

13 comments:

Kymberly said...

I love this wall hanging. It really goes with your art wall. (I also love the map showing everywhere you've lived.)

*Cornelia* said...

Im totally in love with your wall art and the map is so creative,
love your wall hanging, really need to do a churn dash myself too

Daytona Damsel said...

Wow what a happy quilt. I love those colors and your special spot. You always make quilts in colors I love. May you have more happy than sad days.

Debbie

theygrowuptoofast said...

That's adorable! I love the colors in your house! I love seeing handmade things all over my house too. The on-point Churn Dash is one of my favorite blocks. I made my dad a quilt with them- all in Civil War repros.

Kristin

Michelle said...

Beautiful wall hanging and beautiful collection. Thank you for telling the story of each piece. I love it!!! :-)

Melia Mae Quilting said...

Love your wall hanging! I agree. I would like a lot more handmade in my home to feel more like me. Congrats for making it happen for your home!

Merloo said...

What a beautiful spot you've created. Nothing like special things all in one spot that you can visit when you're blue to lift you up. Thanks for sharing.

Barb N said...

What a perfect choice for that spot! And working on a project like that is a very healthy way to overcome the blues. I love your US map with the hearts, too.

Shannon Wallace said...

You've inspired me to start something small that I can finish quickly. Too often I start large projects, then I fizzle out and quit for a long time. Thank you for sharing your story, and the idea of more handmade in our lives!

(I'm wondering if you're a military wife? You've moved around just like us!)

Debbie said...

Nice smaller piece, now all nicely done and fabulous color choices! I need to do a churn dash! I NEED to do a lot of things, lol!

Chelsea Huckins said...

It's so refreshing walking into peoples home and seeing things are are unique to them and not the typical cookie cutter decorations. With that, I love your photo wall and churn dash hanging. It's so personal and you, I LOVE IT :)

One Wee Bird said...

I totally get the sew something just for fun to get rid of the blues...works every time, and your little space is gorgeous....I need to find one in my home thanks for the idea!

Willit Neverend said...

This is exactly how I'm feeling at the moment. I look forward to seeing more of your homey creations, yo.