Saturday, May 28, 2011

my time out

My boys are out of school this week & you'd think I'd have something fun planned for them. sadly, instead I had other plans. Wednesday we had granite countertops installed, Friday we had the backsplash installed & today the house is being painted- all prep to put the house on the market. so it's been quite a fun week for me as you can imagine!
My father in law picked up my boys this morning so they would be out of the house while it's being painted, which has also given me a much needed break, or maybe it's a Mommy time out. ;)
So.... How do you think I've spent 3/4 of my free time? Fabric shopping of course! a few baby quilts are in the works right now. I only did a little damage today..

I picked up a jelly roll of It's a Hoot, some yardage from the same line, a spool of sulky variegated yellow thread, some refill of my fav spray starch, a new 1/4" piecing foot and also the ugliest fat quarter I could find.
I'm excited for the DMQG June meeting as we're doing an Ugly fat quarter swap & then making that into a ugly fat quarter challenge to see who can come up with a fun way to revamp it! I'm excited! I think I did a pretty good job on picking an ugly fat quarter. I'm so sorry to who gets mine

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Friday, May 13, 2011

Doll Quilt bedding

Are you ready for some hot pink?

last month I finished a full size quilt for my niece Rilee. I reused all of her crib bedding into the quilt. The green paisley was one side of her crib bumper, the green polka dot was her crib sheets, the light pink scroll was the other side of her crib bumper. We added in the zebra to make it a little more big girl for her. I added zebra into her curtain panels and also to the bottom of her crib skirt, which we extended and make into a bed skirt! Talk about being green and recycling right?

I then decided at some point I'd make her a matching doll quilt bedding set. I bought the duktig doll bed at Ikea a few weeks ago. Wednesday was a gloomy day here and expected a lot of rain. I knew my boys would take a good nap, so I figured that day was a good day to do it!

I started with assembling the bed.

Then put on 2 coats of hot pink acrylic paint.
Next, I made a fitted sheet to fit over the mattress (which was just a piece of foam) I haven't made any fitted sheets before, so I used a tutorial from Dana Made it

Then used all scraps from her full size quilt to make this sweet doll quilt!

I then made a basic pillowcase (used an extra piece of foam for the pillow)
I thought it really needed a few throw pillow, just to make sure it look right!

I LOVE how it all turned out- so sweet! I can't wait to give it to my niece when she becomes a big sister next week! I love recycling, being green- and not to mention this was a much quicker project than I expected! All completed in 1 afternoon !

And JUST as I was finishing up this blog post, I turn around from my computer and WHAT do I find???? my little stinker of a siamese cat, decided it was perfect for her! HAHA couldn't help but laugh out loud at her! I think she's telling me she wants one too!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Baby Quilts for Lexi Jane & Avery

I sent these 2 precious quilts off to Sarah on Friday for Avery & Lexi Jane (love those names!).
Lexi Jane's (purples) is more of a playmat (thicker more plush batting, with ribbon to tie it up & take on the go) and Avery's (pink, green, teal) is softer cotton batting, so it's more quilt like. I also quilted both of them with large flowers with white thread.
Hope these 2 sweet girls enjoy them!