Saturday, May 31, 2008

Hooded Towels

I made a hooded baby towel for my sister-in-law's baby shower. It's one I made for the boys when they were babies, but I have improved the design A LOT since then.

I never really liked those hooded towels you were supposed to use on babies. They're paper thin, too small after 6 months or so and the hood is in the corner rather than the center where they should be. The boys used theirs until they were in preschool!

So, I made my own...

The pictures aren't very good at showing what it looks like.
I added a fabric strip to the edge of the towel and the washcloth. Lined the washcloth with soft flannel, sewed up one edge and sewed it to the edge of the towel.

I think I am going to make one up for the store and see how it does.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Fun With A New Pattern

My friend Kate brought me the sweetest pattern the last time she came to visit and I finally made one.

I also have to thank my sister Theresa for the perfect black handles to go on it. And my sister-in-law Amy for the very cute vintage buttons.

All together, we made a very nice bag!

Don't you agree?

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Baby On The Go

I started a quilt today using the "Going On 20" pattern. I modified it to have smaller blocks, but I think this one will turn out ok.

I love the browns and blues! (the brown is not as red as it seems in the picture)

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

The 3 Foot Rule

I just finished a quilt that reminded me anew of why I love the "3 foot rule". I LOVE the quilt, but it isn't quite heirloom quality. Math never was my best subject. I've used a pattern simply as inspiration many times before and it worked just fine. Maybe I just got too cocky.
The rule goes like this...
"If someone is standing more than 3 feet away and says your quilt looks beautiful, than it is beautiful."

No one knows all the flaws but you. And if you don't tell them, they'll probably never notice. Or they'll notice later. :o)
Chris' aunt told me that when I was first learning to quilt and it took all the stress and worry out of it.
It doesn't have to be PERFECT, just lovingly made and loved.
Here are some of my favorite quilts that I made a few years ago that I also love and passed the "3 foot rule" (but not any closer)

this one was adorable but the ink for the embroidery that was supposed to wash out when it was done, didn't (I was really disappointed)

Don't worry if they're not perfect, we're not either. LOL

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Redwork Is Slow

The progress on this quilt is slow.

It's not hard, it's just taking me a long time.

Here's what I've got so far...