A teacher at school asked me about making a quilt for her third sweet baby girl. I was happy to jump in. I had some beautiful fabrics I was holding on to for the right thing and....there it was!! So out they came and Mom helped pick a pattern she liked and I was a happy sewer for a few weeks. I made it a big lap size, so she can use it for awhile. I LOVE how it turned out. Mom was happy and so was Baby! I even put her name on front.
I am getting a bit braver in my quilting and that is fun!
And that's a happy baby too!
I think I showed this top earlier but I took some chances in my quilting and really experimented.
I also used variegated thread. Why not experiment and have some fun with all those scraps.
The quilt top is not that pretty but the quilting makes it much better. VERY scrappy.
My next quilt is already pieced and sandwiched together with Minky on the back. I'm really scared!!! I know I need to jump in, so that is next time.
As I said last week, another baby arrived and I got busy lat weekend and put together a boy quilt from scraps! Nothing was purchased, and I am thrilled! Thank you to Jasmine over at Quilt kisses!. She had a beautiful quilt with Open feathers quilted in it. I really liked it so I studied her pictures and decided to just jump in and try it myself. I am anxious now to look up the class and take it but in the meantime I have had some play time! I put a feather type design on the border and a half feather in the small white border. I am excited about how it turned out and definitely going to do more. Thanks so much Jasmine!!!
I only have one simple picture of this one. It is queen size and all flannel, no batting. I have one on my bed and it is a just right blanket in Houston. My daughter has one as well that I made her quite awhile ago. Hers was falling apart because she washes and uses it so much. I made her another one and it went home with her before I got any good pictures but, so happy it is in use!
My Grand daughter is crazy about Princesses so I found some scraps of a castle and a princess print in a pile a friend gave me. Her new dolly now has a lovely blanket for the princess! The back is minky so it is soft and fun to play with.
Another teacher at school is having a baby and I have waited until the holidays are over to make her a quilt. Her nursery is blue and grey. I made the same pattern I always make for the girls at school. Its done and was a quick project this week, I was also finishing up the top for my queen Christmas quilt, not quite done yet. Getting ready to bust into my scraps.
I did a simple stipple in the middle with grey thread, then switched to blue for the border and did some circles. I need much more practice!
Back to the batch of free fabric that my daughter brought me. I found some colors that were rather pale for my taste but I wanted to do some experimenting, So I made the easy peasy chevron from Kelly over at My quilt infatuation. I have made it several times and it remains one of my favorites. I love the way it turns out and its so easy to make. Anyway, I was experimenting with pale calm colors and I wanted to experiment with quilting as well. I quilted each chevron zig zag differently and even used different colors, pink, grey, blue and white. I realized I have lots of work to do but it still makes me happy to look at it. I was going to donate it to a charity but I think I'm going to hold on to it until I find the right person to give it to. I think God is nudging me to tell me there is someone who may need it in the future and I am supposed to save it for them, So I will.
My nephew in Ohio had a baby girl and she had some health issues at birth so I am sending her a blanket I made. No batting inside, flannel on the front and minky on the back. I was pretty afraid of the minky but it was not too bad! I embroidered her name on it so her older sister and brother remember who's it is!!
I used flannel from the quilt show couple years ago and leftover minky. nothing purchased and that makes me really happy. My husband teases me that I have the happy gene, so i guess it doesnt take much. happy sewing!!
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I think my goal this year is to really use up a bunch of the scraps and donated fabric pieces that people have given me. I love to make and donate quilts so I am going to make as many as I can. I started with a bunch of green and browns. A friend gave me a bag of scraps and these were all in that bag. I made and donated one of the same colors awhile ago and I liked how it turned out, so, why not do it again. It was a wonderful few nights of no brain sewing. I love that after long days of teaching. My daughter has a friend that thinks her Dad would really like it. I hope it finds a home soon.
Since it will be a give away, I decided to experiment. I used a beautiful copper color thread and just did a big stipple. I love it. It just really pops!
I also did find a picture of the first bag I made from the wedding dresses. This dress was from her gramma's wedding, in the late 40's I think. the dress was very stained and just plain, I embroidered a flower on the front and kept it rather plain. Gram was happy. A piece of her wedding day will be carried to her grand daughters wedding day. I made 3 other bags, all different. I hope I had some pictures. Happy Friday!
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Since I have not been able to post for so long, here is one I made just before the holidays. It was from a youtube video from Junction fabrics and the quilt is called chip and dip. I started it in the fall at my sewing retreat and finished around Thanksgiving. I love it! It was a lot of piecing and ironing but I love it.
I did a simple all over quilting design since I was most likely going to give it away or donate it but I sure do love it. It makes me smile!
I also made 5 placemats for my kids for Thanksgiving. I only have the picture of the boy one. I didnt think to snap a picture before sending them home. I had a little fabric left from dresses I made the girls when they were little so there's are made from that. it was a quick fun project.
I made these stockings for my oldest daughter this year for Christmas. They were a lot of work but turned out well. The back is pieced as well but I forgot to get pictures of the backs. I am so pleased with how they turned out. Happy,Happy!!