Sunday, February 22, 2015

Makes for babies :)

One friend from college has recently had a baby (sweet Finn!) and a co-worker is expecting her second (a little girl), so some baby sewing was in order.

A while back I had purchased a bundle of this cute Michael Miller fabric and decided this was a good opportunity to put it to work.

I made a couple squishy cubes with ribbon tags and a few "sensory" blankets.  They're all done with the same fabrics, but with green, blue and yellow ribbons for Finn and aqua, yellow and pink ribbons for not-yet-here baby girl.  There's quilting cotton on the front (love those giraffes!) and grey flannel on the back.

Baby girl "taggie"
Finn's taggie
(Poorly lit) shot of squishy cube
Hope the babies like their presents!

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Sunday, February 15, 2015

Sunday Stash #26 - more nursery fabrics!

The only nursery project that I still hadn't successfully found fabric for was for making new rocking chair pads.  After much looking, I found some Riley Blake home dec fabric in yellow chevrons at that I'm thinking is going to work.

I do wish the chevrons alternated yellow with white, but it's more of a yellow and light yellow/cream.  Of course, they do make a yellow and white version, but it's only in quilting-weight cotton, not the home dec stuff.  Even so, I think it works well with the curtains and hopefully it will look nice on the (yet to be finished) white rocker.  Plus, it was on sale :)

With white for comparison.
I just have to actually figure out how to make new chair will involve piping, zippers and ties, so wish me luck!

With curtains!

Of course while I was browsing I came upon this Michael Miller Mini Mike's Buntings in Retro and decided I couldn't leave it behind.  From the photos online it looked like it had a cream background, but one of the reviews said it was bright white.

Well it's clearly not bright white, which I would have preferred, but it's still cute and would work well with any future baby-related sewing projects.

With white for comparison.
I rounded out my purchases with some sewing machine needles and Aurifil thread - my first!

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Saturday, February 14, 2015

Pink and grey and sparkly!

A pink quilt - perfect for a Valentine's Day share!

This quilt was commissioned back in the first trimester of my pregnancy when my sewing mojo was on (temporary) hiatus.  It actually came together pretty quickly once I started working on it!  I used the tutorial here, but added in the white and grey (and sparkly!) borders to make it larger.  The fabrics were all supplied to me, other than the fabric in the border which is from JoAnn's and was from my stash (yay for using stash!).

I quilted it with white thread on either side of the inner and outer "boxes."

Close up of quilting - and sparkly grey dots!

It is backed with leftovers from the front, as well as a grey print that was supplied to me.  The binding is a pink print that was also supplied to me.

It came out pretty well, and I hope the recipient likes it!

Linking up with the other folks at Confessions of a Fabric Addict!

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Sunday Stash #25 - a new quilt for a new nephew!

I'm getting a new nephew in late March/early April!  I made his big brother a quilt, so clearly baby Jack will need one too.

I went through my Pinterest board and settled on this this tutorial/pattern from Melissa with a color scheme of white/cream, grey, blue and green.  Jack's big brother's quilt (it was done pre-blog, but it's the second one down on this page) is white, grey and blue with a green backing and I figured it'd be good for them to somewhat coordinate.

I had a few appropriate fabrics in my stash but definitely had to make some purchases to fill in the blanks.  Here they are:

Top: Wonderland White Stars in cream, Downtown Mary's Berry in Green, Downton Downstairs Check in blue
Bottom: Lakeside Gatherings Tootsie and Floral Gatherings Posy in Olive

Top: Ninja Number in blue, Avant Garden Dot in Clover
Bottom: El Camino Real Geo in light blue and American Beauty Stars in blue

And here's the final pull all together.

There's a few Tula Pinks in there, the blue I got from Ms. Molli in the rainbow bundle I won a while back and some other assorted prints from the stash. 

I'm hoping this quilt comes together rather quickly, because baby Jack will be here before too long!

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