Monday, July 27, 2015

Baby Quilt # 3

This is the last baby quilt I made.  This time it's the boy version.  And appropriately I had my boy display it.  Aren't those feet cute?

This was quilted in a spiral "straight" stitch, just like the neutral version.  The quilting went so quickly.  It was done in 45min tops! 

The edging is again done with white bias tape.  I hand stitched it just like the girl version.  

And there you have it.  The last installation of baby quilts using this pattern from Cluck Cluck Sew.  

 And here's a look at all three: Neutral (original post here), girl (original post here) then boy versions.

I honestly couldn't pick a favourite.  Which do you like best?

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Baby Quilt # 2

As promised, here is the girl version of the baby quilt.

The tractor came and made these hay barrels in the greenspace behind our house.  I'm glad I was able to get these pictures in before they hauled 34 barrels away!  For this version I quilted squares within squares.  It took longer than baby quilt #1 because of all the stopping and turning.

I just love those little white flowers on the green.  It gives the backing a vintage feel.

I hand bound this one with white bias tape.  I love putting on a couple shows and mindlessly sew.  So enjoyable.

Baby quilt # 3 is next, and it's the boy version.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Baby Quilt #1

I'm not sure if I told you, but there are three of us ladies in the neighbourhood all due within two weeks of each other.  We're all friends too, but we didn't plan this.  It's crazy! 

I decided to make three baby quilts, one for each of us to commemorate this journey we've shared together.

One lady already gave birth on the first of this month (she's always early).  I made her quilt top neutral since nobody knew what she was having.  It ended up being a boy, which is great because I think this quilt suits a boy better anyway.

I used this pattern by Cluck Cluck Sew.  So nice and quick.  Great for a crazy pregnant lady making 3 baby quilts back to back!

Since I had some extra bits from the end of the block row, I decided to add them to the backing to break up the mundane of the white.

I quilted it in a spiral "straight" stitch pattern.

It's machine binded with some white bias tape.

I will share our girl version next time.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Memorabilia Drawstring Backpack

Back in May my daughter and I volunteered at a local race together.  Since I couldn't run in it, I thought it would be nice to give back to the running community in this small way.

We each received a volunteer shirt.  They were both size large. When we got home I questioned what to do with my daughters t-shirt.

My answer was "You make a drawstring bag from it".  I used a pattern from Sewing to Sell

I gathered my materials and cut them to size.  I forgot to take a picture of the t-shirt but as you can see it was large enough to get two 18" squares from both sides. 

For the liner I used some material that I made a skirt from and then never wore because it looked awful.  It was terrible for a skirt but fabulous for the liner of this bag.

And there you have it; the finished product.

This was made for my daughter who helped me that day.  It's a nice way to commemorate the day that we spent together.  And she has a functional bag to boot.  I will probably make one out of my t-shirt to hold my gym shoes in. 

Wednesday, July 8, 2015


So there have been a lot of little girl birthdays around the neighbourhood lately.   I turned to my quick and easy sewn headband pattern found on Happy Together's blog here.  It's great.  I've made at least 8 already.  It's easier to make multiples actually.  If I do an assembly line (like 4 at a time) they average about 15 min to make, each.

Here are just two of the ones I made.

 And since they're reversible here's the other side:

A pretty cute and quick gift I'd say.  Almost every little girl in the area has one, and they're each unique, just like the girls who wear them.

The next three or so blog posts will be scheduled while I await the arrival of baby #6.  Don't need to be thinking about blogging while I'm nursing and recovering, that's for sure.

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