Sunday, January 30, 2011
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Friday, January 28, 2011
Saturday, January 22, 2011
I bought some Princess and the Pea fabric from a craft show a while ago and really want to use it up. I saw this one by Freshly Pieced and had to make one of my own. I'd already bought a fat quarter pack with complimentary colours and love how they all mix together.
Of course this one won't be made for a while, not until after the baby has arrived and the new machine is on my table :)
Friday, January 21, 2011
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Of course I've already planned the first thing I want to make with it using EQ7. I need a new playmat for the little one when he arrives. I thought the Dr Seuss fabrics would be ideal. Plus I'll have loads left over to make a quilt at a later date. I think I'll try to cut the fabrics prior to going to hospital...maybe tomorrow...so that they are ready to go once the machine arrives.
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Sunday, January 9, 2011
Monday, January 3, 2011
I cut the fabrics on the fold using my half template. I placed one printed fabric and one flannel fabric right sides facing and overlocked the edges leaving one straight side with a 5" opening. I then turned them right side out and pressed. Then I topstitched about 1/8" from the edge. That's it.
And here is the matching pram blanket. Designed and planned on EQ7 and then put together in an hour and a half. To top it off, it was exactly the same size as the nappy liners I used to back the burp cloths so no cutting was involved :) Perfect pram size at 25" x 30".
Sunday, January 2, 2011
- Michael Miller Ring Dot Turquoise
- Michael Miller Ta Dot Teal
- Robert Kaufman Kona Solid Marine
- Echino Nico Glasses Gold (85% Cotton/15% Linen)
- Monaluna Çirca 50 Pebble Stripes Citron (100% Organic)
- Echino Nico Bicyles Turquoise (85% Cotton/15% Linen)
- SEI Playful Geos Teal
These pillow covers were totally copied from Crazy Mom Quilts. I loved them so much I had to make a pair to match my Christmas stockings. I used only the smallest of scraps except for the binding. Obviously my free motion quilting is a far cry from Crazy Mom Quilts, but I'm getting better at it. One pillow was hand sewn binding. The other was the first time at machine sewn binding. Also a first is the envelope closure. I usually do zip closure. I finish this more than a week after Christmas :)