Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Storybook Quilt

I fell in love with this fabric the minute I saw it at Cool Cottons! So I bought it and made a quilt for my new little niece Elsie. I picked an simple pattern, tweaked it a little and am pretty pleased with the results… Not bad for a day’s work! :o)

storybook quilt 01 5-7-11 003 5-7-11 005  5-7-11 006 Since I spent a few days of Spring Break at my parents’, I got to use my mom’s fancy digital iron! I kinda wondered if it would iron my fabric by itself… LOL

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Laying it all out

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All pieced together!

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After the shower I commandeered it in order to sew on the binding and finish the quilt.

more storybook quilt 01  The following Saturday Elsie made her appearance at 6 pounds 2 oz and 18 inches!

She looks pretty cute on her new quilt!

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Monday, May 16, 2011

Skirt Fabric???

Why does the fabric that I LOVE have to be very spendy organic cotton??? I never visit Center Diamond in Cannon Beach without going home with a fabric (or a few fabrics) that I love and I wasn’t about to let this be the first. And it had owls!!! So I just bought a bit of it along with a coordinating print…

skirt fabric 01 My thought is to use it for my Sister Day project next month. Amy and Theresa are going to attempt to teach me to make a skirt. I was given one of these so-called “really easy to make” skirts for Christmas. I wore it to church on Sunday and I’m not convinced it is as easy as they claim… But I am confident that they can do it, even if I can not!

Now I just have to decide what to use for the bulk of the skirt fabric… I’m thinking a nice gray???