Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Trick or Treat

I am so excited for Halloween! Not because I'm dressing up or anything but because I designed, drafted and constructed my very own pattern for my baby's costume. Isn't that sweet! (pun intended)

He is going to be the cutest little candy corn. The costume has felt on the outer and is lined with a cotton muslin on the inside. There is a zipper in the back and snaps on the bottom between the legs openings.

In other news here are a few shots of some things I'm putting up in my shop. The first is a set of burp clothes. They are two layers of flannel with ribbon on one side.

The second picture is of some kitchen towels I did. I'm really digging the ric rac on these.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Bloggers quilt festival!

I am so excited to participate in the online quilt festival again! Amy from parkcitygirl has done a great job! As I was thinking about what quilt I wanted to share, I realized with all that happened this summer I have only made one quilt since last market. But I have to say it is one of my favorites, so I will share it with you.

My sister just younger then me was getting married in June so I made this quilt for her and her hubby. You see below they love it! It has dibs on the bed, while the other comforters they got are being stored in a closet somewhere.
I started out making it a queen sized quilt, or so I thought. Originally it was going to have 5 columns of "huge coins" but once I got them all sewn on I realized it was way to wide and to short. I'll just blame that over sight on being pregnant (because I was). So I took off one column and picked it apart and then added sections of it to the bottom of the first four. Problem solved, but it turned out I made a very large queen sized or should I say it was a king sized one. It was a good thing though because my sister got a king sized bed, so it worked out perfect.
The picture above is a pieced strip that I used for the back of the quilt. Below is the quilt done except for the binding. This was a HUGE quilt to machine quilt on my little Bernina, but I managed. I don't think I will make one this large again, for awhile at least.
Here is the back. It was so big I had to wait to get pictures until we were at my parents house and there was a few extra hands to help. Those three heads you see are my two brothers and my husband. Oh and the arms at the bottom belong to my sister.
Here is the front. I was trying to get a nice picture of the quilt just hanging there but umm... it was a bit windy that day.
See what I mean...
Many of the coral fabrics are from Jennifer Paganelli's flower power line. The blues are from my stash and some are vintage given to me from my grandma. I had a lot of fun making this quilt for my sister and I know it will be loved by her and her hubby as well as from me from afar.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Checking in

I thought I would check in really quick and let you know how things are going. I was thinking the other day about how much I haven't been sewing when I realized I have actually done some just not as much as I was pre-baby. So here is a small list of what I have sewn post baby. I'm hoping to get pictures up here one of these days.

-Mai Tei baby carrier
-replace the back portion of the bouncer chair cover
-2T size jumper for my shop
-7 burp clothes for my shop

WIP (work in progress)
- working on designing/fitting a pattern for a Halloween costume for my baby. He is going to be a candy corn. I'm really excited about this because it will be my first "clothing" pattern that I have made from scratch.

I mentioned my shop up there but I'm still working on getting it going. If anyone has advise on shipping options and what they find works best I would love to hear about it. Oh and I will be participating in Amy's bloggers quilt festival, so check back in a few days to see the quilt I picked.