Saturday, March 22, 2014

A pretty stack

After stealing away time here and there to sew the past week I have a pretty stack of blocks!  These will be a Twin size quilt for Sophie. 

This quilt was a big fat pain to cut out because I wanted so many fabrics in it, but after cutting it went together quickly with chain piecing.

This block makes a perfect Twin size quilt (66” x 88”) if you make 48 blocks, 8 rows of 6 blocks each.
Here’s a quick diagram of the sizes to cut your strips if you ever want to make it!

Again these are the cut sizes…not the sizes after sewing!  The center is a 2 1/2” square and the rest of the strips are 2”.  I could get all these pieces plus some extras out of 2 strips 2” x width of fabric” (except the 2 1/2” square).
In my quilt I’m only using 3 main colors, and lots of white!  So it will probably be dirty 2 seconds after I put it on my 2 year old’s bed… but it’s worth it.  Luckily Oxi-clean and I are already BFF’s.  ;)

Friday, March 14, 2014

Baby Wrap Measurements

I promised some of you instructions for this a few days ago…better late than never!  These are super quick instructions…once you start I’m positive you can figure this puppy out on your own, but here’s some guidance if you need it.

1.  Make a quilt sandwich for the front pocket, and one for the back of the wrap.  Just make sure they are bigger than your finished wrap will be (about the size of a fat quarter).
2.  Quilt the front pocket and quilt the wrap back.
3.  Cut the back piece to size in the “kite” shape.  You can either use my super high tech diagram and measurements up there or you can grab your most loved baby doll and measure it, leaving about 3” on either side of the doll. 
4.  Cut the pocket piece to size, using the cut back as a guide.  Bind the top edge of the pocket using a double fold binding and trim the edges to match the back once it’s pinned on.
5.  Pin the pocket piece to the back piece.  Bind around the entire thing and your done!  I didn’t use a bias binding because of the stripe and it was still pretty easy to bind around.
Happy baby making!  Oh wait….baby wrap making.  ;)

Monday, March 10, 2014

Baby Wrap

I couldn’t resist those kitties!  The fabric is Hello Petal by Aneela Hoey (I found some here), it’s so so cute! 
I made a baby wrap this week…I’d seen them pop up online and thought I’d give it a go.  Sophie loves to wrap up her babies and maybe this will make it easier.

I winged it and I think it turned out good…now we’ll see if she actually uses it!
I blinked and 2 years went by.  It’s amazing how that happens…she’s such a little joy.

Happy Monday! 

Monday, March 3, 2014

A little fishy

February seemed mighty loooong didn’t it?  Or maybe it’s just because I love March.  4 birthdays to celebrate within 1 month = birthday cake all month long!  So by April we’re all sick of sugar and my pants are tighttttt. ;)

I made this top in September (more info on the top and fabric here ) and I’m still in love with that goldfish print.

It’s a very bright quilt.  :)  I quilted it with straight lines about 1 1/2” apart.

The back and binding are from JoAnn's.

Hope your having a nice start to your March!!!