A Cupcake Bib and a …

Baby-bib-front

I made this simple bib for baby Lydia and finished the raw edge with ric rac instead of binding for a quicker, easier finish. I really like the contrast of the pink and blue fabrics.

baby-bib-back

I used a couple of small pieces of Velcro for closure and it was done in no time, I can’t wait to see it on her.

new-project

Here are the fabrics we chose for our newest project: a different style of diaper bag! It has lots of pretty Scrumptious and some Ruby by Bonnie and Camille for Moda. Also some Moda Crossweave for the main fabric! I had so much fun having all this pretty fabric delivered to my house.

scrumptious-scraps

We wanted to use smaller squares so I cut down 5″ charms and look at the cute scraps I was left with. We may not use all the colors in the line on this one project, just not sure yet.  But these scraps are so pretty I think I need to plan a little project for them too!

Spell it with Fabric …

Here are my completed letters from Spell it with Fabric, a blog hop by Moda designers {the easiest way to find individual letters is just to search “Spell it with Fabric” and then what letter you’re looking for, I couldn’t find a list that went directly to the individual designer’s posts}:

Letter-J

J is for Jennie. I did the binding on these late last night. You can find the directions for the letter “J” at Lauren & Jesse Jung’s blog.

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The back. It is all ready to be delivered to her. Can’t wait to visit with all of them soon.

letter-C

My letter C. It will go nicely in my sewing room.  You can find the “C” directions at Bonnie of Cotton Way’s blog here.

letter-c-back

And the back of it. Some wavy lines in a circle pattern for the quilting. I had fun playing with fmq.

I am ready to start some new projects. Hopefully, a new quilt. I have many patterns that I would love to make. Seeing all the quilts on Instagram have me wanting to start another one.

Bee Blocks In & Out …

Just in for a short post. I got two more of my blocks for the Sew Sweet Bee.

sweet-bee

The first one is from Kerri of Sew Deerly Loved on etsy, her blog is Lovely Little Handmades. She has the cutest tutorials on her blog, I could spend hours looking at them. Love the little deer in the center square.  Kerri also kindly sent me a fat quarter of the cutest little floral print, it goes perfectly with my stash!!

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This next block is from Nanette of Freda’s Hive. She sent this cute block with some prints I have never seen before and I love it very much. Thank you Nannette!! She also sent along a little package of cute embellishments!!

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Now for the out! I got busy making my two blocks to send off to Diane of  Random Thoughts Do or Di, for the Modern Stitching Bee that I also belong to. I am getting these in the mail just under the wire. They were so fun to make and I really like how the low volume make the centers stand out.  I also learned I really don’t have much in the way of jewel tones! Hmm, maybe some more shopping is in order, well probably not just shop as needed, right!!

Bee-Block

It was fun digging through fabric to make these blocks for her, I hope she likes them. They will be in the mail on Monday.

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Just a short post but I wanted to show them off before I put them in the mail, so I don’t forget.

Have a great weekend. It’s raining here, but not snowing so I am not complaining. It’s perfect sewing weather!!

Spin Cycle Quilt {Quilted …

Today, a finished quilt.

Spin-Cycle-quilt

Here is my quilt top that was pieced by Trish. The pattern is Spin Cycle. I think this quilt has perfect spring colors!

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Now after it has been quilted by Donna at Donna’s Lavender Nest, pre washed. Love the flowers she quilted on it.

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One more picture before it was washed and bound.

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Here it is all finished. I pieced the back before sending it off to be quilted. Cute little flowers. Love the crinkly goodness that you get after washing.

Top

And a picture of the whole quilt. I am very pleased with it from start to finish. Donna did a beautiful job quilting it. I love it.  And all I did was provide the materials.

Maybe you have a quilt you would like to have professionally quilted by Donna, you can find her blog and shop here.

The only thing I might do differently before having a quilt professionally quilted again is to leave an extra 1/4″ on the last border for squaring up.

Hope you will check out Donna’s blog and shop, she also has a fabric shop too. She is very friendly and a pleasure to know and do business with also!!

Have a good weekend!

Quilted Homemades

A few things I have made been making!!

letter-C

A letter “C” for my sewing room! Just needs binding.

Letter-J

“J” for Jennie! I am going to try to stitch that binding down this afternoon.

baby-bib

I made a quilted bib for baby Lydia using a quilted piece of fabric that was for another project that wasn’t turning out the way I  wanted it to. So, it will become a bib for baby, just add binding and velcro!! This pattern is from Nanacompany.

We are really missing our sweet grandchildren. Plans are in the works for a super trip next month to see all of them. My parents are also traveling here as well. This is a visit I am very much looking forward to.

On baby news, I am going to have another grand baby. The little baby (boy) will be born in May sometime!! So excited for another baby in the family. It is my daughter, Rachel who is having a baby this time. She has sweet Tommy, who is 5, and adorable Chloe, who is 3. What a surprise!!

granny-pillow

Here is my pillow making progress. I quilted this great granny square pillow top that was inspired by Lori Holt’s newest book, “Great Granny Squared“. I had fun stippling it. The giveaway for a copy of her book is still open until April 1st.

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The back, you can see better what it looks like. I usually put white muslin on the backs of my pillows tops for quilting, it makes a nice pillow, I think.

pillow-dresden

I have had this dresden for a while and added borders that are 2 1/2″ wide around all sides. I experimented with quilting on this one. I liked how it turned out. A little take on pebble quilting, at least I think so.

pillow-back

And here is the back of it. Now to finish these projects so that I can start something else.

Hope your day is great!