Saturday, June 30, 2012


So with pregnancy and moving I have not been keeping up with the blog. Sorry! I just dug through my pictures and updated with a bunch of projects, so scroll back and check them out!

1. Show some pictures of the new house!
2. Show some pictures of the sewing room! It's the baby's room, so I'll only have it for a few more months (baby won't be sleeping in there for a while, right?) but I totally love it.
3. Make some doll clothes. Minnie loves undressing her dolls, but can't get the clothes back on so I have to do it for her. I want to make some easy on/off clothes so she can do it herself.
4. Make some quilts for my own kids.
5. Finish Darcy's twin size quilt.
6. Finish my quilt! Remember this?

Sunday, June 24, 2012

2012 Thing a Week - Week 25 - Red and Aqua Baby Quilt

A friend had her baby two weeks before the baby shower (she's doing great!). They were waiting to find out the gender and I was glad they ended up having a girl so I could use my favorite color combination for a little girl, red and aqua!

The pieces were slightly smaller than fat quarters, 15"x22" instead of 18"x22", so I cut six 6.5"x6.5" squares from each of 9 fabrics. The finished quilt was 37"x55". 

I'm really loving the square patchwork quilts and the straight line quilting. The solid grey backing is from Connecting Thereads. It's super soft, but it seems to already be a bit pilly so I hope it holds up well.

It's straight, it's just the quilt that's curved!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

2012 Thing a Week - Week 24 - Fox Trails Baby Quilt

All right, a real project!

So I know about 10 babies being born this year (oh, is it eleven now?) so I've been slowly making things for them. Mostly hats because I can sit and do that while Minnie plays, but I've finally gotten back in to sewing.

I popped out this baby quilt in about a week for my friend's shower and I'm in love. Baby quilts are amazing. They go together so quickly and the quilting is so much fun. I even finished the hand sewing part of the binding in about a day so it was super quick.

The fabric is a Fox Trails blue fat quarter set from Crafter's Vision. They started selling custom fat quarters and those are super dangerous for me. I can so easily see the quilt it will become and it's hard to stop myself from purchasing it. That Flea Market Fancy set is calling my name...

I used 7 fat quarters and cut four 6.5" x 9.5" bricks from each one. It turned out super cute, but since my quilting skills are limited I think I'll stick to squares for a while more. I felt it needed some vertical quilting, and after quilting it sort of looks like I put two blocks of the same pattern next to each other. Still super cute though!