Sunday, March 1, 2015

Mitered Borders Quilt




This is my first original quilt top design made to completion. I've always wanted to make a quit top that is comprised mainly of mitered borders. The fabric is a Hello Betty jellyroll by Moda, plus a light yellow I happened to have in my stash. The top measures about 30x35 and will be a baby quilt when all is said and done. In the last month, I have learned so much about mitering. Several great videos and print tutorials exist on the web, but my favorite is this video from Fat Quarter Shop. They instruct you to add 4 inches in the border formula for folding, but I only added 2 inches.

(All pieced, but not yet squared up)

(My first corner and just look at those pretty points!)

Friday, January 9, 2015

The year of finished projects!

The year is 2015. In some respects, I am just seeing if this blog still works. I don't have much to show for the past two years sewing-wise, but we have moved halfway across the country and had another little girl. I used my new machine to make her a quilt, and am almost finished piecing Hazel's big girl quilt. This year will be the year of finished projects!

Baby Alice's quilt and my first attempt at free hand quilting. 

My new machine has so much more room for quilting!

Big girl quilt layout.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Self binding blanket

There are tons of tutorials online for self-binding blankets. They are easy and the end result looks pretty pretty good. I got the fabric for this one at a quilt show.

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Baby leg warmers are becoming an obsession... I have no more tall socks left.

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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Baby Legwarmers

I'm making a ton of baby legwarmers to sell. They could probaby work for young kids as well, on their legs or as arm warmers. I'm on the look out for free and cheap knee high socks, so if you have some (they can be extremely worn out) I'd love to use them!!!

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Some reasons Hazel and I like legwarmers:

1. Diaper changing is quicker.

2. They keep her socks up.

3. They provide full coverage when worn under pants that are getting too short or ride up.

4. How else are we going to get any winter use out of those shorts, skirts, and dresses that still fit???

5. Hazel is convinced she's not wearing pants (which is evidently awesome).

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Homemade Bibs

I just made four of these bibs from some reproduction fabrics and a flannel receiving blanket. 

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Also, check out Hazel's haircut!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Mitered Borders

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This is my first attempt at mitered borders. I've always wanted to learn how, and found some super easy to follow directions on the McCall's site here. Until I found these instructions, I felt like this was a technique I could never master. Duh.

I made this picnic quilt to sell. It's made of 5x5 squares from a charm pack given to me and some fabric from my stash. I'm saving the quilting for another day...

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Oh, and I also made this gorgeous baby. This picture was taken BETWEEN colds. This poor kid. I hope you and yours are staying healthy!
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Friday, August 17, 2012

Noodle Bob

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This is 2 month old Hazel's best friend in the entire world, a gift from her 3 year old cousin Sophie who named him Noodle Bob. He was her friend for awhile and I guess she thought Hazel would like him. And Christ does she ever. She'll talk to him for 20 to 30 minutes at a stretch, which is hours in baby-years. He makes her laugh. What is it that entrances her about this guy?