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One pillow, with circular cut-out, cream on blue. I used a basic, 14×14 pillow form and canvas materials. The pattern was close enough on each fabric that it almost matched. I quite loved this pillow.
One prefab baby blanket. I am not usually a fan of these because the “creative” work is already done, but how cute is this? I machine quilted and hand sewed the binding. New and recycled materials were used for this project.
Both of these items were donated to a fundraiser to be auctioned off to raise money for the revitalization of a local town park. I hope they do well!
Do you Pinterest? She asks.
I should have said, ” no, what’s that?” just to hear her describe it.
Go on my boards, there is a cool carseat blanket that I’m sure you could make.
Yeah, I could.
And did! Sort of. More like I looked at the pin, formed a picture in my head and slapped some scraps together to see what I could come up with.
I didn’t even take pictures! Not terribly sure why. I was feeling a little rusty sitting at the sewing machine though, so that could be part of it. But still! No before and during, just after. That’s rookie stuff right there!
Oh well, it was a half-assed attempt with scraps of material that just happened to work out as planned…..for once.
Before I had the handsomest, most wonderful boy I was not one of those people that got super excited when someone told me they were expecting. I mean I would congratulate them and all but deep down….well lets just leave it at that shall we?
Anyhow, that changed after I had my own because kids just change you! I like to think that they mostly change you for the better and I can now honestly say I get excited when most people tell me they are expecting!
I’ve gotten excited a lot over the past couple months because there will be several new babies in my personal universe this year!
I might be a little biased about one in particularshe’ll be making her debut this summer but that’s okay because I’m the auntie! and aunties are supposed to get super excited!!
And sometimes aunties like me! make things for their babies. So I made a blanket of course! and really are you surprised by this?
Isn’t it cute?
I found this piece at Joann Fabrics when I went to visit one if my bff’s for a weekend. I have learned to curb my spending there after the first visit when I spent SO MUCH MONEY so I wouldn’t be broke five minutes after getting there! It is way too easy for me to spend money on fabric which is why I try my best to reclaim and that gets expensive!
I am sure I am not alone in this when I say the fabric speaks to me. I swear I’m not crazy. I mean I can literally walk around looking at fabrics for hours and not find a single thing that “feels” right while other times I know in two minutes.
I had picked out a half dozen other fabrics when I came across this one and the image of the finished project flashed through my mind. wow, I am not doing much to disprove the crazy theory am I? I put all the other bolts back.
I normally like to cut and piece but this was a first for me, starting with something that was already half done! I’m not going to lie, I liked the simplicity. But it was already SO cute, I only aimed to emphasize the cuteness.
I hope I was successful. I embroidered around the animals and the circles around them, finishing the sandwich off on the machine following the borders already in place and completing it with a pieced binding.
I procrastinated as usual but for once managed to finish something with time to spare by which I mean I wasn’t sitting in the driveway of the party location still sewing! which sadly has happened on more than one occasion.
So I made cupcakes!
They were awesome.
I made this today on a whim.
It’s a perfect little boy blanket with a cotton dinosaur print on one side and fleece on the other.
I considered just making it a duvet but decided to finish it off after I flipped it right side out. I stitched it all the way around to give it a nice edge without having to bind it.
Seriously simple, seriously cute!
It’s like the tree has given us a gift of purse! But really I just forgot to take a picture of my finished project as usual so I tossed it up there on a whim. I probably should have at least picked a limb low enough to get the details on the bag!
I made this for my SIL. She had seen the one I made for myself ages ago and asked for one. She provided the pants, yes, pants, I did the rest.
This is a purse made from a pair of cords. She provided a black pair and I dug through my stash and found a fun butterfly patterned piece big enough for the lining. I lined the inside of the handles with the same material and decided at the last minute to make a belt for it as well. The waist size of the pants determines the size of the bag so this wasn’t a large one, about a 6 maybe. I didn’t put any interior pockets but could have as there ended up being more room than I anticipated. It is meant to be a forearm bag only because of the short handles.
I handed it off to many thank you’s, great job’s and wow you should make these for money! but honestly I prefer blankets.
And now I need to get back to the blanket I have been procrastinating over because as usual I am running short on time!
Fabric taped to the floor and pins ready…
Machine sew on the edging…
Finished by hand (or paw)….
Paddington made a blanket (with a little help from me)
as long as you don’t count all the pieces I had to take apart and re-sew.
Do you prefer a centred block…
Or an offcentre block…
There was supposed to be a third option of this really funky starburst block that Film In The Fridge has created a tutorial for on her blog but dude not only is it a huge waste of materials but also more difficult than it looks (notetoself: try again when not under time and fabric constraints)
So the question stands, which do you prefer?
A fun little blanket for a baby.
I had a specific baby in mind but it seems to be taking me FOREVER to get this done. I may have underestimated how long it takes to hand quilt something, even this small. He may be too big for it by the time I get it done.
I will have to find a new owner for it if I take much longer getting it done.
The back is striped! I really like stripes and I wish I had more of this fabric.
to make more blankets like this.
I’m very happy with how the back turned out. I’ve never tried to incorporate blocks on the backing before. it always looked so difficult it scared me but I bit the bullet and just went for it. I kinda like it!
I totally love the edging on this. I made up one extra strip and then cut it into 1.5 inch sections, sewed them together in a repeating fashion. It turned out fantastic.
I am very proud of this blanket. Its the first project that doesn’t have some “major” newbie flaw in it. It makes me feel like I’m actually improving! I like it!