Monday, September 21, 2009

Live Piecefully 2 block for September for Sam

This is my block for Sam. She told us to go crazy, any size. I have to admit, I went a little safe on this one. I used a pattern from Quilter's Cache called Octagon and Twist.

It was pretty easy, until I got to the part that had tricky seams. It turned out ok, but I guess I didn't look at it too carefully before jumping in!

I hope she likes it.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Next Baby quilt in Progress

I feel like everyone around me is pregnant, so here's another baby quilt I'm working on.

It's just a bunch of triangles in a variety of fabrics. Some "Red Letter Day" by Lizzie House, some other fabrics I don't really know the origin of, and then various Kona cottons.

It is for my friend whose son is shown here sleeping under the quilt I made him.
I feel like the second (or third or fourth) child often "gets the shaft" so to speak in terms of toys and special items just for them. So I want to make sure that baby #2 gets a quilt just as nice as the first one.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Hip 2 Bee Square September

This is my block for Kim. She wanted something traditional, and something that used the little critter guy she provided.

It was a fun block to do. I used another block from Quilter's Cache called Beacon Lights Variation. The instructions were very easy to follow, and it really showcases the monster guy in the center.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

finished zig zag quilt

I finished this quilt last weekend. I hadn't realized the baby is due October 3rd, and the shower was announced a week before it happened! The baby shower was on Sunday, so you betcha I was sewing the binding on the night before. I really like how it turned out. I did a basic zig zag outline, and then did some curvy lines in the border (also with the walking foot).
Quick shot of the back.

I tried to make it gender neutral (she doesn't know the baby's sex yet). I think it turned out "baby" without being too cutesy or too girl or boy. At the baby shower there was the standard oohing and aahing. People are always amazed at homemade goods. I like giving homemade goods, as I enjoy making them, and I put a lot of love into them.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Another quick baby quilt

I recently found out that my college roommate had another baby. She lives in Wyoming and has the most adorable daughter already.
This is her daughter a year ago--my most recent picture of her. Now she has a little sister! So as soon as I heard, I had to get to work. I got some fabrics together and whipped this up.

Finished the binding, added the label, and it's ready to go!
I had a piece of soft green flannel that my mom gave me, and it was perfect for the backing here. The color isn't very good--I really do need to get a new camera.

I hope it keeps her warm!