Friday, October 31, 2014

Fabric Covered Notebooks

Just to start off right, a tutorial for these is coming next week :-)

For my quilty friends birthdays I have been making them covered notebooks. 

The notebooks are graph paper. Perfect for every quilter ;-)

Here are my latest two. 

Watch for the tutorial next week :-D

*HERE IS THE TUTORIAL!!!  Better late than never ;)

Orange Peel Flimsy

No fanfare. Not many words. Not too many pictures. Just a finished top!


Thursday, October 30, 2014

ANOTHER Sew Together Bag

A while back my sweet friend Maggie moved across country :(. We miss her so very much. 

Because fabric fixes everything, I decided to make her a Sew Together Bag. 

Now before you say I am so sweet,  Maggie makes the most wonderful hand knit socks. 

A while back Maggie and I decided to swap her socks for one of my sew together bags ;-). 

I can't wait to get Maggies bag off into the mail to her ...and for her super awesome socks to arrive, just in time for winter :-)

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

My (Blankie) Work Here is Finished!

It is finished!  I am all done making blankies for these sweet babies that are coming to our family in a month!

The official blankie total for each grandchild is:
Four flannel receiving blankets
One knitted blessing afghan
One double wedding ring quilt
One silky squishy softie blankie
...and a partridge in a pear tree ;-)

The final blankies may be my favorite!

Tricot on one side, minky on the other with a satin binding :-)

I used a poly batting for extra light weight fluffiness ;-)

These blankets are SO soft and squishy!  All of my kids want one now!

I got brave with Olivia's quilt and used contrasting thread. I'm so happy with the look!

Just for reference, Bennett's blankie is pale blue tricot with pale yellow minky and navy satin binding. 

Olivia's blanket is regular purple with pale pink rose minky and lime green satin binding. 

On my phone, this is the exact purple of the tricot. 

They measure about 36"x42". 

Now to make the mamas their diaper bags and the babies their Christmas stockings, then I will really be finished!

I hope old navy has their usual great pj sale so I don't have to make Christmas pj's!  ;-)

Monday, October 27, 2014

The rest of the Receiving Blankets

The entire lot of receiving blankets are finally finished :-)

Four for each grand baby, eight total!

One Christmas themed one with a crochet edge for each baby. 

This one is for baby Olivia. 

Two chenille edge blankies for each baby. 

...and two just plain flannel for each bambino. 

Some have commented that I may have gone a little overboard...

Buts seriously, what else can I do?  I am getting two first grand babies at the same time and I am a manic quilter. There really is no other option ;-)

Stop by tomorrow and see the final blankie installments. They are finished and just waiting for daylight to be photographed. I'll give you a hint, I combined the two softest fabrics to make the ultimate silky-softie-snugly blankie!

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!