Thursday, May 16, 2013

Farm Babies!

A little stroller blankie for a sweet baby girl. I can't wait to meet her!

Farm Babies Closeup

Farm Babies Blankie

Farm Babies Label

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Saturday, October 06, 2012

Auction Quilt

For our church auction this year, I donated a custom quilt. The lady that won it wanted it to be for her nephew and his wife who were about to have their first baby. I worked with the mom-to-be and made this quilt to coordinate with their nursery. It took me a lot longer to finish after I went back to work full-time, but I am so happy with the final product.

Auction Quilt

A lot of the fabrics are the same as in this quilt that I showed her as an example when she told me the nursery was going to be orange, green, and brown. I threw in a few new fabrics and left out the multi-colored elephants at her request.

Auction Quilt Detail

The quilt pattern is inspired by this quilt but I figured out my own dimensions. It was a fun quilt to arrange and sew!

Minky Back

The back is chocolate minky and the light quilting makes the drape so nice and the quilt so snuggly. Here you can see the zig zag quilting a little bit. I hope the new mom loves this blankie, too!

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Monday, September 03, 2012

Juliet's Throw Quilt

I finished Juliet's throw quilt a few months ago but totally forgot to take pictures. I love how it came out! I used all the same fabrics as her crib quilt and it really contributes to her serene bedroom.

Juliet's Quilt

The quilt design is inspired by this quilt on Moda Bakeshop, but I couldn't really follow those directions so I just made a patchwork quilt top on the diagonal and chopped it up to add the white sashing.

Juliet's Blankie

(The kids really wanted to be in the picture!) To quilt this, I stitched in white thread down the center of all the sashing, and then just inside each box with khaki thread.

Juliet Hiding

The back is green fleece and it is super snuggly. As the weather here finally starts to cool off I am looking forward to snuggling under it with her!

Siblings

We are so blessed that these kids love each other so much. Most of the time they play together so nicely, with only the occasional 35lb vs 20lb mishap. Life with two kids is pretty great!

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Friday, June 15, 2012

Baby Kali Quilt

Some dear friends just had their second baby girl, and this is the blankie I made for her. The fabric is Riley Blake from my stash, which went perfectly with the nursery - green with ladybugs. My friends are fellow Rice alums so the owls were an added bonus.

Baby Kali Quilt Detail

The quilting on this quilt is loops, which was really fun and quick to do. I decided not to use any batting, which caused some tension issues, but overall I think the quilt will hold up well. The quilt pattern was inspired by this one with the strips and outlined blocks.

Baby Kali Quilt

Of course I did a little label on the back. It will probably be a while before I give up the convenience of the letter stitching by my machine!

Quilt Detail

I hope baby Charlotte gets a lot of use out of her new blankie.

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Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Meet Juliet

Since I haven't been posting anything other than finished projects, I guess it's appropriate to be introducing you to Juliet so late. She is almost five months old now, and such a wonderful part of our little family! Here she is posing with her crib quilt. It will live on the end of her bed (or as a playmat on the floor) until she is old enough to snuggle with it!

JJ's Quilt

Juliet Jeanne was born December 4th. She is much smaller than her big brother was (25th percentile vs his 95+) and it is still a surprise to me that I have a baby girl.

Meet Juliet

Though we didn't know if she was a boy or girl until she was born, we didn't finish her room until after she arrived, so I was able to include a decent amount of pink in the fabrics. I tried not to go overboard!

Natural Habitat

It is hard to imagine our lives without her.

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

A Quilt for Miss Abbie

My husband's cousin recently welcomed Baby Abbie into her family! She is the new little sister to Charlie. I made her a little blankie in browns, greys, and oranges. Not traditional girl colors, but I love how it turned out!

Abby's Quilting

It is quilted to brown minky with light bamboo batting, with just a free motion meandering pattern. The blocks were originally inspired by the quilt in one of these rooms on Apartment Therapy, but it ended up only a loose interpretation.

A Quilt for Abby

The fabric is High Society in Safari with my own polka dots thrown in for the block borders.

Abby's Label

And of course an in-binding label. I hope little Miss Abbie enjoys her blankie!

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Friday, March 30, 2012

Boy Baby Bin!

Gift Basket

I needed a quick shower gift for a baby boy, and put together this little bin. A rainbow bin with some useful goodies, a little outfit, a super soft horse lovey, and some embellished burp rags.

Burprags

It was fun picking boy-ish novelty fabrics from my stash!

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