Monday, November 30, 2009

Baby Shower Gifts

Saturday my mother-in-law and I had a shower for my sister-in-law. She's having a baby girl at the end of January, but with the holidays we decided to have her shower a little early.
I made some burp cloths . I love these kind made out of cloth diapers. They are so absorbent. I made some bibs at the last minute too, but for whatever reason the picture will not upload.
The other thing I made for her was this kitten quilt. The pattern is from American Quilting in Orem. I love how it turned out. I think I need to make one for my baby girl!
Here is a close up of the cats. I embroidered the faces and then appliqued them using a running stitch and black floss.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

More Bibs!

I just can't stop making bibs out of my scraps, which is a good thing. My baby is now eating solids and if she doesn't like it (think canned mashed beef) she spits it out. Really can you blame her? Would you put that in your mouth? I have made about 10, but I feel like I need at least two a day if not three. I like making them because they are a quick project that I can actually finish. Finding time to finish anything lately is rare, so these are perfect.

I have 3 or 4 more in the works made from the leftover blocks from this quilt. I don't have fabric for the ties though but they are almost finished!

Monday, November 16, 2009

I've finally hit the half way point with my Black Diamonds quilt. I'm ready to put it away for several weeks now while I work on something else. This quilt has acually been pretty easy, but I'm ready for a change. Now..... which unfinished project to choose?

Friday, November 13, 2009

Hey Diddle Diddle

I finally finished binding this fun nursery rhyme quilt. I've had the binding on for about two weeks, but just didn't get to actually stitching it down. I love the fun fabric!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

November RS Quilt

Alright RS quilters! It's getting time to wrap up our monthly quilt class. I told everyone last month that I won't be able to do it this month as we are finalizing our adoption that day and sealing our baby later in the week. This month I'm posting two blocks for us to do. The first one is called Card Trick. Click on the word to find the page. This page has a pattern and tutorial.

The second block is called Corn and Beans. Both these blocks use the sub blocks we've already learned. I haven't had a chance to make mine and may not until the end of the month, but I'll post a pic when I get them done.

The plan for the rest of the class is that we will do two blocks in both January and February. By March we will have 12 blocks for a lap size quilt. We'll come in March with our blocks finished and set in a quilt top. In March I'll show you how to prep your quilt to quilt it yourself on your machine if people want to do that. Feel free to send your quilt out to be quilted though! In April we will learn how to bind.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Back to the Quilts

I hope you had a Happy Halloween. My kids loved trick-or-treating.... well, 2/3 of them did. One of them fell asleep half way through, wrapped in daddy's coat. Maybe next year. I guess it's not so fun if you don't have any teeth to eat the candy.

After a thorough cleaning I'm back in my sewing room. I even made a block. Yes, just one. I am not loving making the blocks for my broken star quilt. I love the blocks, just not making them. There are LOTS of little pieces so I'm making them whenever I'm ready for a change in fabric or project. It may take a year... or more. I also finished adding the ric rac to this quilt and sewed on the binding. Hopefully tonight I'll have a chance to stitch it down.