Tuesday, April 26, 2011
I am attempting to put together a little blessing gown. With no pattern. I had an old dress with eyelets on it I thought I could just cut up and go. Things were going well till we got to the sleeves. And I realized my baby is already getting chubby and it has to open in the back or I won't be able to get it on. Now even with the buttons, I am doubtful. I am done with the top, I am hoping the bottom is easier. Just sew a tube, right? Right? Not sure why I do this to myself.
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Saturday, April 2, 2011
I finished the quilt top for my baby two days before she was born so I could take it to SLMQG.
I also wanted to add a label, so using my Silhouette, I cut out my initials and date with heat transfer material and put it on some ribbon.
Then I just sewed it right into the binding.
So far so good, I think I will keep it up.
I love all these blocks! Finished quilt is about 48 inches square.
1. These squares take a long time to make, but totally worth it.
2. I used the poly batting for the first time because I wanted it fuller, but that made it a pain to quilt and I probably won't do it again. Back to Warm and Natural. With a 50% off coupon of course.
3. Sewing on the binding it not for me. I tried and don't love how it turned out as I didn't do a great job and had to go back and fix several places. Maybe with practice. It was WAY faster obviously; very nice to get it done in less than an hour as opposed to days.
4. I love this quilt! I can't wait till we have our meeting on taking pictures of quilts because I am sure I am failing to let you see how totally awesome it is. :)