Sunday, March 30, 2014

Baby Quilt for Elizabeth

When I got the invitation from my old boss for a baby shower for his first grandchild, I decided that I had better finish the baby quilt that I had started a while back.  It would be a good one since the parents had decided not to find out the sex of the baby.  They wanted it to be a surprise!

I quilted it in the ditch and picked a cute little multi-colored striped fabric for the binding.  I think this will work just fine for a boy or a girl.  I remembered that I had run across a cute pattern for a baby bib and decided that I would make one of those.

I picked out several 1.5" strips and sewed them together.  I then used Bonnie Hunter's directions in her Streak of Sunshine pattern to cut that sewn piece into 1.5" strips and sewed them back together.

I used the template that was provided in the pattern and followed the directions to finish it.  Now I just needed to have something to wrap them in, so I dug through my stash and found real cute sock monkey fabric.  Since I am a member of the Denver Chapter of the Green Bag Lady Project, I thought that I would use the same pattern that I use for those bags to make a bag for Elizabeth.  I added a lining in her bag.  You can watch a video to learn about the Green Bag Lady Project.

I guess I am going to have to find some more Sock Monkey fabric because when my hubby saw Elizabeth's bag he wanted to keep it!   Happy quilting everyone!

2014 NewFO Challenge - March

Cynthia Brunz has come up with this very cute scrappy quilt she named Scrap-A-Palooza that I like!

I decided to use some of my leftovers from other quilts to make a lap quilt for while I'm watching TV.

I got more pieces sewn together, but got side-tracked from working on this quilt because I had baby shower items that I needed to finish up.

Visit Barbara over at Cat Patches and see what others have started this month.  Happy quilting everyone!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Quilt Doodle BOM 2014 - March

I really enjoyed this block.  It was really easy to put together and I just might make another one with larger blocks.  I have a perfect place to hang a Christmas Tree.

This really has been a fun quilt so far.  You can see every one's blocks HERE.

I have also finished my Tumbling Leaves wall hanging that has been hanging around waiting to be quilt and bound since before Christmas.  

I've got a baby shower coming up at the end of the month, so it's back to sewing for me!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

2014 NewFO Challenge - February

I have quite a few of Bonnie Hunter's quilts that I want to make.  I decided that the next one I want to work on is her Boxy Stars quilt.  It is made from 2 1/2" strips. I really liked Bonnie's latest one she made!

 I have quite a few 2 1/2" strips in my stash so I started picking out strips to create the 6" block quarters.  These stars are fun and easy to make with no set in seams. Each 12" block is made from four 6" quarters.  I like how the blocks are turning out.

I have several strips picked out for 7 more quarter blocks ready for me to sew up.  I haven't decided on just how big I want to make this one.  These stars are fun and easy to make with no set in seams.

Visit Barbara over at Cat Patches and see what others have started this month.  Happy quilting everyone!

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Quilt Doodle BOM 2014 - February

The layout for the quilt was revealed this last month as well as the directions for this next block.

I enjoyed putting the pieces for this block together.  I had several different blue fabrics that I used for the sky of the Cozy Cabin block.

I think this is going to make a fun quilt!  You can see everyone's blocks HERE.

Friday, January 31, 2014

2014 NewFO Challenge - January

I had decided that I wanted to make a Churn Dash Quilt, so I asked hubby for assistance.  Of the ones I showed him, this is the one that he said he liked the best.

I started working on the blocks using a variety of the different red fabrics that I had in my stash.  Hubby and I both like red, so I had quite a few.

I don't have a design wall, so I use the floor in the living room.  I originally had made only 16 blocks, but decided that I'd like a rectangular quilt rather than a square one.

Here I have all of the blocks turned into rows.  I'll be connecting the rows together with sashing between and picking out what I'll be using for the border.

Visit Barbara over at Cat Patches and see what others have started this month.  Happy quilting everyone!

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Quilt Doodle BOM 2014 - January

I cut out all the pieces I needed for the January Quilt Doodle BOM and I've got the HST's created.

I got all of the Snowman heads sewn together.

Then one by one I connected each of the Snowman heads together to make the entire row.  I had to stop and think about what I wanted to use for the eyes.  It looked like the french knots made the eyes way too small and I didn't have any beads to try.  I thought about using heat and bond to make them, but remembered that I had some buttons that I had saved from old clothes.

And here is how they turned out!  I liked the way they looked all willy nilly and so that is how I put them on! It turned out they I had even more buttons than I needed.  I just might make a couple of Snowman pillows and use the rest of the buttons.

Every month photos of the Quilt Doodle BOM finishes are posted in the BOM flicker group and they can all be view there.