Wednesday, April 27, 2011

More W.I.P.'s...

So, I finished quilting the tumbler quilt yesterday! I just did my usual meandering stipple all over. Now I'm waiting on some binding fabric that I ordered. While I'm waiting... 

I finished another quilt top for my baby girl. I used Anna Maria Horner's Innocent Crush collection in a simple checkerboard pattern, alternating colors with white. I opted on just the pink, yellow, red, orange, and brown from the collection. This is going to be a signature quilt for my upcoming baby shower that my mom is throwing for me. We will have the guests sign in the white squares. I'm excited to see how it turns out! :)


Friday, April 22, 2011

Another Quilt Finish, a WIP, and a gift...

I finally finished this red, black and white quilt! 

 The fabric is from the collection Always and Forever by Alex Anderson. My wonderful Mom helped me crawl all over the floor pinning the quilt during my least favorite process--basting. Two people made it go so much faster, and was less of a strain on my back (and belly). :) Thanks, Mom! 

I opted for a very simple quilt job. Just straight lines 1/4" away from the seams around some of the blocks, and down the center. Easy, peasy, done! This quilt is off to a group of people in California that are collecting quilts to give to the people in Japan. Check out North Hills Quilter if you're interested in donating a quilt. 

I'm also working on this quilt for my baby girl. I've almost got the quilt top done. I used a couple of charm packs from the Sunkissed fabric collection by Sweetwater, with patchwork tumbler blocks. I think I'll call it "Cup of Sunshine". :) 

I also recently finished this pillow for my niece's birthday. She had requested a pillow based on this drawing she did in school:

I decided it was easier to make a pillowcase, then just add a pillow insert. All the colors were supposed to be different, so I did the best I could matching up the colors, along with the sizes of the patches using lots of my scraps (great scrap buster!). I added a pink ribbon and a button, then appliqued the heart patch onto some blue fabric to match her room. I didn't get to see her open it, but I heard she loved it! :)

Hope you all have a great weekend and a wonderful Easter! 


Wednesday, April 13, 2011

It's a girl!

Well, I feel like the luckiest girl in the world! I'm having a girl! Now I'll have one of each to spoil rotten! ;) I can finally start making some pink girly stuff! After 19 weeks, I've also been feeling a little better, with only occasional sickness, so I've been busy!  

I made this onesie dress using this tutorial, and gorgeous Anna Maria Horner fabrics!

Some baby tights using this tutorial and one of my old knit shirts.

Baby diaper covers using this tutorial and vintage gingham fabric my mom gave me. How funny that fabric from the 80s is considered vintage now. I feel old. 

I also made some more easy burp cloths, and added a little pink edge to a washcloth. :)

I'm also working on a couple of quilts, among many other girly, pink, frilly things! :) 
More photos to come! 


Monday, April 4, 2011

Progress on Honeycomb Quilt

Well, over the past month or so, I've been suffering from severe allergies. Apparently everything is in bloom right now. Spring has definitely sprung, and I wish I could go outside enjoy the nice weather before it gets unbearably hot. On top of the allergies, about a week ago, I caught the flu. And unfortunately, I'm still dealing with occasional morning sickness. Super fun times. So, while I was laying on the couch trying to recover from all this, I decided I might as well do something with my hands. So, I went back to work on my Honeycomb Quilt. It is nice to be able to sit and relax while I hand-sew all these hexagons together. I'm thinking I might just make this for baby #2. My son's old nursery is already set up in a gender-neutral bumblebee theme, and this would definitely match the room. So far, I have almost 9 rows done, but still have lots more hexagons to add. 

I'm hoping to start working on lots of other projects soon. We find out the sex of the baby on Wednesday, so I'm excited to start making more gender-specific items. :)