Sunday, July 31, 2011

Addelyn's quilt

My friend Chelsea asked me to make her baby bedding earlier this summer (pictures will come once her nursery is complete!) I finished the bedding earlier this week- I made her an overstuffed bumper, a ruffled crib skirt, 3 crib sheets & this week I will make her curtains.
Her baby shower was today, so my gift for her was her baby quilt. The fabrics I used in her bedding were Robert Kaufman hot pink & white zebra, michael Miller Magnolia Lane Painters Canvas in brown, Michael Miller Dandy Damask in candy pink, And Tula Pink Parisville Topiary Sky. I appliqu├ęd her name in a dark purple.

I had some leftover scraps from her bedding so I made 2 accent pillows.

At Chelsea's shower today I noticed her friend who made the cupcakes matched her fabrics!!! How cute is THIS!! I was probably the only that noticed because of working with her fabrics but it was so cute I almost didn't eat my cupcake.... But I figured a picture would last longer

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Friday, July 29, 2011

Brody's baby bedding

I made this baby bedding back in April for my sister. She had my nephew back in May & I'm finally getting around to pictures!
Meet sweet 2 month old Baby Brody. Such a sweet baby. And a chunky monkey, but that's okay- that's how we like them!

Brody's crib bumper is an over stuffed bumper with chocolate brown minky on the inside and a paisley print on the outside (my sister actually bought a full bedding set from JCPenney's just so we could rip it up!)
The crib skirt a green swirl with a ruffle of the paisley print (with some fun trim on top) the bottom panel is brown & white polka dots. I'm not a huge fan of the overstuffed bumpers, however I love the fabrics we used- so it looks great!

Brody's quilt - of course my favorite thing to make!

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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Ugly Fat Quarter Swap & Challenge

Last month at our DMQG meeting we had an ugly fat quarter swap. Sadly, I forgot mine at home (and I really made sure to scour for a really ugly one) but a couple of the gals had extra fat quarters & so I did go home with 1.
I felt obligated to make my ugly fat quarter into a block - i tried to mimick the design in the fabric, however I'm afraid of triangles, so I did it with 2" squares of the yellow. eh. I don't care for it. but I did it.

This green is the fat quarter I came home with- so I pulled out my left over christmas scraps & made a curved pieced block with simple curved quilting.
and here is the back- I'm pretty happy with it- I think it'd make a great Holiday Mug Rug! :)

Monday, July 11, 2011

Route 66 Baby bedding

My friend Nicole asked me to do her baby bedding (this is baby bedding set #4 that I finished so far this year) I *think* i've finally got it all figured out! haha I've now done 4 different styles of crib bumpers this year- a quilted bumper, an overstuffed bumper, covered a bumper and now just a simple foam insert type bumper which I think might be my favorite to do. I was also excited that I used ONLY my serger for this crib bedding.

We used a simple small black and white gingham fabric for the crib skirt

a soft light blue chenille on one side of the bumper and the route 66 fabric Nicole picked out on the other side. I also made black & white gingham tabs to tie the bumper onto the crib (used a rolled hem here)
Curtain panels- again the coordinating fabrics up t0p with a fun trim for an accent. We actually used 108" broad cloth for the main part of the curtain panel. I made 2 and they measure 82" wide by 80" tall. a small trim of the gingham on the bottom seemed to finish it off just right! :)

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Baby gift!

Wow! where is this summer going??? It's going too fast! Can't believe it's almost half over already! We've got our house on the market currently & too many projects going on for me at the same time! Lots of baby projects, bedding, quilts.....I love this little one I finally got to give away yesterday!
a friend from my bible study is having a baby next month & we had her baby shower yesterday. They're not finding the gender, so I had to be a little more creative with being 'gender neutral'. A while back we were given these cute 'charmlets' (as I called them) in our DMQG one night at a meeting. The fabric was Moda's 'It's a hoot' These 'charmlets' measure about 2.5" square. I have been itching to use this little pack & felt they were pretty gender neutral, so I grouped the colors together best as I could (sets of 4) and then laid out those sets diagonal from each other. I used some yardage from It's a hoot for the back and a scrappy binding from the same fabric line.
I had a few extra squares & decided to make a cute matchy burp cloth too :)