Friday, September 27, 2019

Little quilt for Peter's new Baby Girl

A colleague of mine is having a baby girl in October. And like most quilters I guess, when I found out Peter was having a baby, I immediately started planning the baby's quilt! He let me know a couple of months ago that he was having a girl and that the nursery was going to be pink.

I finally got some time last week so started looking at possible patterns and fabrics.

I've mentioned before that I'm really trying to use up the patterns I already own as well as my stash of fabrics. So I decided to go with the Flight Plan quilt pattern by Quilting Jetgirl.

I kept the fabric choices very simple: a Karen Lewis print, and some Kona solids in white and charcoal.

I once again went with some FMQ flowers with a pink thread (Aurifil #2479 in 50 wt).

I have to say - I'm IN LOVE with this quilt! I just love the graphic design and although I wasn't sure about selecting only one pink fabric, I think it really works.

The details:
  • Pattern: Flight Path by Quilting Jetgirl
  • Size: 42.5" square 
  • Fabrics: Karen Lewis print and Kona solids 
  • Thread: Pieced with Aurifil #2600 in 50 wt and quilted with Aurifil #2479 in 50 wt

Friday, September 20, 2019

Baby Quilt for Ella

Last week, I shared a basket I finished for little baby Ella who is scheduled to make her appearance in early October. Well this week, I completed the quilt that goes with it.

The pattern is from Shannon Fraser, her Modern Aztec Quilt pattern. I made the baby size, but the pattern is available in 7 different sizes.

I used the same pink fabrics as for the basket - some Tamara Kate for Michael Miller and Alison Glass. I also added some Kona solids in grey and white.

For the quilting, I used my walking foot once again and stitched some wavy lines with Aurifil 50 wt thread in a medium pink (#2479).

The details:
  • Pattern: Modern Aztec Quilt by Shannon Fraser
  • Size: 36" square 
  • Fabrics: Tamara Kate Joy, Alison Glass and Kona solids 
  • Thread: Pieced with Aurifil #2600 in 50 wt and quilted with Aurifil #2479 in 50 wt

Friday, September 13, 2019

A Pink Basket Finish

Grand-baby #5 is coming next month and her mom asked me a while ago if I'd make her a basket for the nursery. I made an Easter Basket for her big brother last year and it's been used in his room ever since.

I absolutely love it when the kids ask me to make them stuff and so I immediately started searching through my stash for the perfect pink fabrics (my daughter-in-law confirmed the nursery would be pink).

Last week was a little bit hectic, but I managed to make Ella's new basket.

I used the same tutorial as the ones I made for Easter last year except I didn't have any heavy interfacing so the handle is a little bit floppy.

The outside fabric is by Tamara Kate for Michael Miller (I believe it's from her Joy collection) and the lining is an Alison Glass print I had leftover from my Intertwined quilt.

The details:

Next up in my project queue is a baby quilt for little Ella. I'm hoping to be back next week with that finish.

Friday, September 6, 2019

My first pair of me-made pants!

Let me start by saying taking pictures of finished quilts is a lot easier than taking pictures of me wearing me-made clothes! I'm either going to buy myself a tripod and find somewhere to take pictures or I'll have to make sure someone is available to help when I finish something.

Anyhow, I made some pants! These are the Seamwork Moji.

I made them out of a very inexpensive double knit from The colour is black and extremely difficult to photograph so I apologize for the lack of proper detailed photos.

The Moji pants are a relaxed kind of pant with a cuff at the bottom and a drawstring waist. These were a trial version so I decided to omit the drawstring and inserted elastic instead.

I didn't make any adjustments to this first pair but next time, I think I'll lengthen the back rise (the waist sits annoyingly low on the back). There is also a little too much fabric on the front so I think I'll research the cause of that extra puffiness so I can make that adjustment as well next time.

These pants were a super easy sew - I mean, the fit is extremely forgiving and the pattern is really, really clearly written. I think I picked a good one for my first pair of pants.

The details: