Thursday, August 8, 2013

Ruby Girl

This week I have been racing to hand sew the binding on this adorable baby quilt that I'm calling "Ruby Girl".

 The fabric is all from Bonnie and Camille's line for Moda called "Ruby".  The white fabric I found at JoAnn's.


 I have been hanging on to a charm pack of this for forever and couldn't find a project special enough to warrant using the pack - I just love the line so much! Then, a good friend of mine announced she was having a baby girl, and voila! Ruby Girl came into being.


I just did half-square triangles (HST's) and added a four-inch border all the way around to add some size. I then quilted in straight lines 1/4" from the horizontal and vertical seams. I thought about adding some quilting on the border, but liked the simplicity without any quilting. Then, I spent this week hand sewing the binding on whenever I had a few free minutes of time.


I'm really happy with it and almost wish I had a girl to give this to. Then I look at my sweet boys and reach for the fabric with the bugs on it... :) 

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Thursday Fabric

Just for kicks and giggles, I thought I'd share some fun finds from my local quilt store! I don't have a set color palette that I always work with, mostly because I am still trying to find my little niche in the quilting world, but even these Kaffe Fassett shot cotton fabrics were a stretch for me.

(Kaffe Fassett Shot Cottons in Solids and Stripes)

I've seen them in the store when I go to browse, but wasn't really impressed with them until I saw this quilt, which for some reason, I totally adore!

(Left to right: Exotic Stripe in Midnight, Broad Stripe in Watermelon, Narrow Stripe in Heliotrope, Exotic Stripe in Purple, Alternating Stripe in Grass, Exotic Stripe in Earth, and Roman Stripe in Dusk)

Then, when I was grouping them for pictures, I had a thought that these might be cute when used for baby boy blankets. I don't have any plans for these right now, but every now and then, I go find them, feel how soft they are, play with arrangements, and then put them back until I am confident enough to actually sew with them. Or maybe I will just keep collecting them... :)

(Top to bottom: Clementine, Blueberry, Spruce, Lichen, Galvanized)