Saturday, February 19, 2011

His & Hers Personalised Quilt

I've always wanted to make this quilt coz it was so cute. I have lots of babies due around me within the next 3-6 months so I'm making a few of these in advance. Then all I have to do is applique their name on. I'll be making 2 of each fabric selection. My hubby took the baby out for a coffee while the toddler slept so I managed to cut 4 and piece 2 of these quilts. I've just ordered some Kona solids for the backing. That'll give me a couple of weeks before I start basting and quilting. It might give me time to prepare the binding.
Do you think these are gender neutral or do you think the top one is boy specific?

Monday, February 14, 2011


P1040325, originally uploaded by stitch-by-stitch.

This is a picture my 3yr old took of my newborn and I. Not bad, huh?

Friday, February 11, 2011

Plus quilt

Plus quilt, originally uploaded by stitch-by-stitch.

This is the plus quilt that I've designed in EQ7. I used this tutorial. It's much easier to use EQ7 for experimenting with layout than fiddling with design walls and small 4.5" square pieces of fabric. I'm going to use this stack of fat quarters with a bit of Kona Ash added.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Dr Seuss quilt / playmat

Yay, I've finally finished Ryder's playmat. He's only 2.5 weeks old and ready for some tummy time. It was a simple design I made on EQ7. It is just 4" squares (finished) sashed with 2" of Kona Turqoise and then 5" of the Dr Seuss characters fabric. I used a double layer of poly batting to maximise squishiness and plain red flannel for the backing for a bit of grip. Then all I did was stitch in the ditch again to try to maximise squishiness.

I think it's a perfect size for my little 2.5 week old Ryder. And I'm in love with the gorgeous bright colours of the Dr Seuss fabric. It's the first quilt I've made using my new Janome Horizon. I've always had trouble with straight line quilting with puckering at the intersections. But I've had no such drama with this lovely machine. I'm also in love with the speed control. It really helps with getting into a rythm of stitching.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Sottopassaggio socks

Sottopassaggio socks in the making.

Yarn: Wollmeise 100% Superwash - Fruhling
Needle: 2.25mm

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Pillow love

Pillow love, originally uploaded by stitch-by-stitch.

Here is some awesome pillow/pincushion inspiration. I am having a love affair with all things crosses at the moment. It's something I'd like to try one of these days. Either a pillow or a lap quilt...

Dr Seuss and EQ7

Here is my EQ7 design slowly coming to fruition. Next I need to cut the sashing and binding.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Voile baby blanket #2

Finally finished - newborn is only 9 days old.

Janome Horizon!!

Looky looky what my husband bought me! I've only just unpacked it and managed to start piecing my Playmat and finish the binding on this blanket while both my newborn and 3yr old are asleep. Yes, they slept at the same time!!! Clearly I haven't mastered the art of machine binding, but it will have to do with the little time and energy I have at the moment.