Tuesday, February 24, 2015
I am kicking around ideas for a quilt for my Goddaughter. She was born on my birthday in June and I want to make her a quilt to celebrate her first birthday this year. Last year at QuiltWeek I bought a fat quarter bundle of Kaffe fabrics in purples and blues that I want to use. So I added three shades of Kona Cotton purples and put them on my new design board (a handmade Christmas surprise gift from my amazing husband!!)
Sunday, February 22, 2015
I am still working on my wedding quilt. I really should be embarrassed. .... I have been married for seven years. I mean, come on! This project has lingered too long. While I have put it down for long periods, I have actually invested a ton of hours into this quilt. I thought I would get it back out today and work on the quilting.
My friend sent me this picture of her son asleep at daycare under a quilt I made him.
Monday, November 17, 2014
I made this "baby quilt" a bit larger then your standard baby quilt but I don't think she minds the extra area to grow into. For now, it is a nice colorful, cleanable place she can hang out and explore on. Not even two weeks old and she already understands the joy of a quilt. That is my girl!
Friday, November 14, 2014
I had a beautiful, healthy baby GIRL last week and have been loving life at home cuddled with my newborn on maternity leave.
Our older daughter we have kept in daycare to keep her in her routine and give me some time to recover and bond with the baby. A note came home that this week is "superhero" week and today is dress like a superhero day. I am stuck in the house with a baby too young to take out shopping with me so I was forced to be resourceful and make her a cape with fabric leftovers. As you might know about me, i only quilt. I do not hem clothes, make curtains, or any other crafty things with my sewing machine. I just quilt. But my little girl needed a superhero outfit so I had no choice. My parents randomly came across a whole bolt of pink fabric recently. I can't explain it because they never gave me a backstory, they simply dropped off a giant bolt of pink one day. So i have a lot of projects ahead of me using this pink color, just to warn you. I decided to make a two layer cape.
She will be off to daycare in about an hour. I am hopjng she is still super excited about the cape I made her when leaving today. I am proud of myself for getting it done with a one week old baby next to me. I am also glad I did it yesterday as our newborn decided to boycott sleep last night and today I am completely exhausted and unable to focus enough to sew anything. In fact, I keep falling asleep just writing this.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
I did it! I finished my rainbow stars quilt before the baby arrived!!! Today I am two weeks from my due date and I spent some time finishing up this cozy colorful quilt. I am so excited with how it looks!
Solstice Stars Quilt Along was going on over at Fresh Lemon Quilts. I added the blue star from one that Elizabeth at Don't Call Me Betsy had a tutorial for. At the time I started the blocks I had no idea what I would do with them. This was even before our first daughter was born. Now it seems
So perfect that I have worked on the stars for years and my second child will get to enjoy the results of his or her Mommy's efforts.
This is my first paper pieced quilt. I love how precise the results are of paper piecing. The back of the quilt is a subtle star pale blue minky. It is so soft and cuddly.
Amyscreativeside.com's Bloggers Quilt Festival, but nesting is a powerful fuel and I finished it just in time. I am entering this into the ROYGBIV section celebrating bright colors and unknown baby gender all in one. Thanks for stopping by. The next picture of this quilt I hope will have our baby on it!
Sunday, October 26, 2014
The six rainbow stars blocks are completed with sashing and borders!
It will be a great size for a toddler bed as this baby gets older.