Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Let's do this again!

Ready for round three of baby blankets? Or round four? Or five? I have seriously lost count of how many baby blankets I've already made this year, but I think the end is in sight!

This one is for a former co-worker of mine who loves the outdoors and is having a boy. The fabric is from the fat quarter set that I bought at a local craft store and split up to make another baby quilt in the same pattern; that quilt used the green and white and brown fabrics to be gender-neutral. I love the teals and browns in this quilt and the flannel fabric is sooo soft!

I did a simple four-patch pattern and quilted it from corner to corner through each square, which resulted in a soft and cozy finish.

The binding is a brown dot (same as the other flannel baby quilt) and is backed in a turquoise gingham print that I fell in love with at the store.

I also finished making the bags for the new big sister. I used a fairy print that I have had in my stash for a couple of years, so I don't even know what designer or whatnot it is, but I love it so much!

I made three bags, two for the big sister and one for me, but since I have already wrapped the other two, I just have mine to show you. The other two were made with the purple fairy print, a brown with small white polka dots, and the brown and white fabric you see on mine.

I adore these bags! They came together fast and the pattern was easy enough to follow; they might pop up again in different fabrics for Christmas presents.... :)

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Busy bees

Spring is the time of year when everything starts getting busy: the flowers are busy blooming, the bees are busy collecting pollen and women are showing the signs of getting busy in the fall (if you know what I mean), so needless to say, that finds me busy making baby quilts!


I finally got some free time (thanks hubster!) to do some serious sewing, so without further ado, I present my second (or third, but really, who's counting?) baby blanket this year!

I picked up a 12-piece flannel fat quarter set (so soft!) at a local craft store, so I'm not sure what lines these fabrics are from, but they sure are cute! This pattern uses six fat quarters, so I split up the fat quarter set into two different colorways and am working on a second quilt in the same pattern, to be finished sometime in the future.

This quilt was supposed to be gender-neutral because the couple it is intended for is not finding out what they are having, but since the mom will be induced tomorrow, three weeks ahead of schedule, I guess that's a moot point now!

Of course, I had to take a picture of the section that has crooked quilting lines...

The new baby has an older sister, so I will make her a couple of drawstring bags, probably using this tutorial, as a big sister gift. Or consolation prize, depending on who you talk to :) I will post those once they are done.

Hope you have a great week!