Thursday, April 24, 2014

Wonky Stars Finish

I finished my last baby quilt this week. This one is for a colleague who is expecting his first baby.

The weather was terrible here yesterday so I couldn't get a nice outdoor picture. :-(. The colours are so much better in person.

The pattern is a free one from the Michael Miller website. I used a variety of fabrics, including some Kona solids and a Riley Blake chevron print for the binding.

For the quilting, although I had some grand ideas about FMQing some stars in the negative space and echoing the bright ones, I ran out of time and had to settle for straight lines with my walking foot. I do like the texture of those lines, each about 1/4" from each seam.

The finished size is about 38" x 45".

The baby shower is tomorrow... I hope the new parents like it! :-)

Have a great weekend!


Linking up at Crazy Mom Quilts, TGIFF and My Quilt Infatuation again this week... Why don't you check them out?!


Wednesday, April 23, 2014

WIP Wednesday: Small Things

I have a confession to make... The NHL play-offs have started and so I've been watching hockey games pretty much every single evening since last week. Watching TV = no sewing. :-(

I did finish my colleague's baby quilt and will post pictures later this week. Besides that, I only managed to sew up this cute little coin purse.

I was reading A Quilter's Table earlier this week and Debbie posted pictures of coin pouches she made. They were so nice, I just had to try one.
I grabbed some scraps that were big enough, some batting scraps and a zipper and within about 30 minutes, the coin pouch was done!

If you want to give this free tutorial a try, go here.

Linking up at Lee's for WIP Wednesday.



Thursday, April 17, 2014

A New Addition Finish

I finished my Plus quilt this week! Yay! This cute little quilt is going to a friend of my son's who is expecting his first baby next month.

I used some Riley Blake prints and Kona solids for this project. I really love the Russian dolls!

I quilted it with a soft meander in Aurifil white 50 wt. thread and used scraps from the top for the binding. The back is a print I've had forever.

"A New Addition" measures about 35" x 40", perfect for a sweet baby to snuggle under. :-)

I think I might try to make a few more Plus quilts... Maybe even a full size bed quilt with scraps. Wouldn't that be great?

I feels wonderful to finally have a finish to share. Work has been so crazy, I really haven't been able to spend much time in my sewing room. But this week, I am on vacation so have been playing with fabric!

Thanks for stopping by and for those of you who celebrate - Happy Easter weekend!


Linking up this finish at TGIFF, Crazy Mom Quilts and My Quilt Infatuation...


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

WIP Wednesday: A Plus Quilt in the Making!

I have been wanting to make a Plus quilt for a long time. A few months ago, Keera who blogs at Live Love Sew posted a tutorial for an adorable baby Plus quilt and I bookmarked it, swearing to myself that I would make that little quilt one day.

My son's best friend is having a baby in May and Max asked me to make a small baby quilt for the new little girl. I decided it was time to dig up Keera's quilt design and make this little girl a Plus quilt.

I pulled a few Riley Blake and Kona solid fat quarters, plus some white solid...

I pressed and cut a bunch of 5" squares and before I knew it, I was down on my "design floor" laying everything out into a really fun plus quilt!

The lighting is really bad in this photo, but I think you get the idea. :-)

I also finished piecing my wonky stars baby quilt this weekend so hope to have the full reveal for you soon.

Linking up at Lee's for WIP Wednesday.