Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Metro Rings for Babies FINISHED

Tonight is a joint family shower for my two daughters :-)

I have been wanting to make a double wedding ring quilt for quite some time now. I figured baby size is a good place to start ;-)

For Baby Bennett, I used an Indigo by Moda jelly roll and some leftover scraps of yellow from Barbie at sew day last month :-)

for Baby Olivia, I used 1930's prints in lavender and green. 

The quilt pattern is by Sew Kind of Wonderful called Metro Rings using their Quick Curve Ruler. It pretty much ROCKS!

The closeups show the colors of the fabric so much better ;-)

For the binding on Olivia's quilt I used purple gingham on the bias. I LOVE it!

The backing for Bennetts quilt is a cut of fun car fabric and the leftover jelly roll and yellow. 

Super fun for a little boy!

The backing for Olivia's quilt is more lavender gingham. Perfection!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Metro Rings Top GIRL!

For girl grand baby, I went with lavender and green 1930's prints. 

Again, the Sew Kind Of Wonderful Quick Curve ruler is amazing, along with their myriad of beautiful patterns!

I love how sweet the colors are!

These quilts are supposed to be a surprise, but my daughter showed up unexpectedly while this was under construction :/

Now to decide how to do the borders. I am leaning toward 2.5" scrappy squares ;-)

What are your thoughts?

Baby Metro Rings Boy

With new grand babies on their way, a quilt for each only makes sense!  Right?

I decided on the Metro Rings pattern by Sew Kind of Wonderful. 

The first one I started was the navy and yellow one for baby boy. 

Sew Kind of Wonderful Quick Curve Ruler is awesome!

This top came together in a day. 

Thanks to Barbie Mills, I had the perfect yellow in my stash!

Thanks to a quilter on Instagram, I had the measurements for borders :-)

I can't wait to quilt this baby!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Receiving Blankets

As many of you know, we are expecting our first two grand babies at Thanksgiving :-) ...yes, I am too young to be a grandma ;-)

So of course, I had to make receiving blankets for the sweet new members of our family :-)

For two of the blankets I just finished the edges by machine. 

The rest, I hemmed stitched I'm preparation for a crocheted edge to come. 

I am using a chenille yarn for four of the blankets. 

Oh, how I love these owls. 

Sea creatures are so sweet!

The chenille is a bit awkward to work with but it came together pretty fast. 

I can't wait to swaddle these two new angles!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Ombre Triangles

My daughters best friend is marring my daughters husbands twin brother.  (Did you follow that?)

So, of course, I HAD to make her a quilt!

Jazmin's favorite color is purple :)

I have had this cut of fabric for a few years.  It is a single piece with all 6 shades of purple printed on it.  I used a 60 degree triangle ruler to cut out the triangles.  I LOVE sewing with them.  They behave just like squares, pretty much ;)

As per tradition, I had to add in some special words in the quilting just for them.

Jazmin also loves turquoise with her lovely lavenders.

It is such a happy quilt for the lovebirds!

For the backing I used some wild and AWESOME fabric from April's 1970 basement stash!

Here are some pictures of the creation process...