Saturday, March 15, 2014

WIP - rainbow HSTs!

Finally finished stitching up the last of my rainbow charm squares into half square triangles! Trying
to decide what layout I like best. Here's my first layout (excuse crappy cell pic!):

See my lovely new design wall?? Found a manageable size of foam insulation at Home Depot, similar
to this one, except 0.5" thick. Taped the 6 panels together and then covered with white flannel to
make a good-sized design wall. LOVE it!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Janey Jump Around Owls

A little gift for a baby shower I'm attending tonight.

Very quick to sew up. It's the free* Janey Jump Around Dress by peek-a-boo pattern shop.

Pattern: Janey Jump Around Dress
Fabric: Owls and coordinating cotton interlock from Joann's
Size: 6 months
Mods: The neckline trim seemed too wide at the pattern's measurement of 3" so I cut it down to 2" wide instead. Also made the cuffs in the coordinate and an inch less wide than the pattern's 4".

The buttons are some pretty sparkly ones from a "vintage" 3lb bag I bought at Michael's years ago. Love having random buttons on hand for projects! I used a twin stretch needle for the topstitching and hem with wooly nylon in the bobbin. I guess I'll see if Fynnley and her mama like it tonight!

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Monday, March 10, 2014


Yep - twin quilts!

Suzanne helped me plan out the best usage of these gorgeous fabrics donated by Fat Quarter Shop and then I pieced them, and then we each quilted one. Such pretty fabrics so we cut the pieces nice and big. The gray is Connecting Threads' solid "Silver Lining" - love it!

Binding is the same gray, and the backing is actually a bright pink, very soft home dec fabric that I think is probably meant for drapes, or maybe jacquard tabling? Anyway - perfect use, straight from the stash, and wide enough that I didn't have to piece it.

The back of mine - I did a small meander with a slight wave in it in each block, leaving that sashing unquilted.

Wanna see my new extension table for quilting?? Woohoo for cardboard, Xacto knives and contact paper!

Suzanne did the other quilt with a larger all-over daisy meander - love it!

Both of these are last quilts we finished for the Pregnancy Care Center sew along. Wouldn't it be sweet if they went to twin girls?!  

And I wanted to show the big stack of quilts, blankets, clothes, bibs, and burp cloths that everyone did for the sew along! More will be joining this stack as it comes in too. So happy we could do this!