Sunday, June 29, 2014

Charlotte is needing a about the baby in your life?

I have found the cutest pattern for a "bapron"!  It is cross between a bib and an apron....babpron!  I found this pattern on Pintrest at Craftiness is Not Optional!  It is so much fun.

Look at that sad face.  She wants a bapron....and she wants it NOW! 

I picked out some fun fabrics with coordinating pieces for binding.  I decided to do a simple FMQ on each.  The back is flannel.  I didn't even use batting, just the flannel.

Then I cut the bias strips for the binding.  I used the bias strip maker to turn the edges.  Yay edge clips!

Applied the binding in order and was done in no time. 

The only problem I had was, I made the bias tape section that goes under the arm to long.  It should be only 3 or 4 in., mine is 6!

I'm sure that we will find that Charlotte needs a lot more of these in no time.  Three is a place to start!

Linking to: Marelize at Anything Goes Monday!  Blossom Heart Quilts-Sew Cute Tuesday!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

A Needle Book--swap!

I have never done a swap before!  Yes, that's right...never.  Amy, from Amy Made That by eamylove invited all who were interested, to join her needle book swap.  I jumped at the chance, but explained to her that she'd have to walk me through it all.  She has been more then patient and kind in doing just that.  Thank you Amy!

 First thing one has to do is choose the fabric.  I don't know the maker of this line, but I love the colors.  Whitney had said that she liked pink, so I felt safe with this choice.
 Next I free handed Whitney's name and pieced the front, back and cut out the 'spine'.
 I then quilted the front and back with FMQ, and attached them to the spine.
 I put a pocket that goes from front to back.  Everyone needs a place for their snips!

 How did these get in here?....isn't she cute?  She is now 9 mo old and weighs in at 16lb 9oz!
 Beings Whitney does EPP, I figured that she'd need a place to put her projects in progress, so, I decided to make a large pouch for her also.  I again free handed her name for the front and fussy cut these fun center squares.
 I then quilted on each side of the stitch line in the patchwork, and outline quilted around each center fussy cut picture.
 The inside has one invisible zipper pocket and one slit pocket.
 I decided to include the left over fabric...just in case there is something else she wants to make.

I sure hope you like this little set Whitney!  It has been a blast being part of this swap, and hope that I can do another someday.

I just heard from Whitney, and she likes it....she really likes it! 

Linking to: Let's Bee Social at Sew Fresh Quilts!!  Needle & Needle & Thread Thursday at My Quilt Infatuation!

Love those 'Teeny Tiny Zipper Pouches"!!

I had warned you last time I posted on these cuties, they are addicting!  I have decided to make a bunch for all the gals in my quilting group.  A fun end of the year gift for each of them!

 Just choosing this many combinations is a trick!  Good thing I ordered all those great colored zippers from !!!
 I'm using the free pattern from So Sew Easy!

 Assembly line style is the fastest way when you're making soooo many!

This just gives you a sense of how teeny tiny they really are, that's my cell phone under there!  Don't you just love these pigs?  I think I am keeping this one for myself.

Linking to: Fabric Tuesday at Quilt Story!

A test for sweet Lorna!

I have never pattern tested for a quilt mini before, so I thought I'd give it a try.  Lorna from Sew Fresh Quilts is a master at designing quilts and patterns, and this is one of her latest.  When she put out the call for testers, I thought why not.  I'm so glad I did.  I immediately went over to 'Mad About Patchwork' and ordered the kit.  It is made up of all Kona solids and came quickly, with friendly service.

Above is the PDF pattern and all the pieces.

To the left are all the pieces labeled and ready to sew together.

 It's all together and basted.  Now, how should I quilt this little beauty?

 I decided on matchstick quilting in off white Aurifil with a 3.5 stitch and a walking foot.
 I used black Kona solid for the binding.

 Here is the pocket corners for the flat hanging rod.
 A little closer shot of the binding and quilting.  This mini measures 14x33.  All of the solids are Kona and the back is 'Canning Day' by Mama's Cottons for Connecting Threads.  I used 'Warm and White' for the batting.

Thank you so much Lorna, for the opportunity to test this fun and wonderful pattern!  Linking to Sew Fresh Quilts!!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Love this new storage dresser!

I guess technically this is NOT a new dresser, but it is new to me!  I am a storage freak, and can never have enough, so I got this lovely from my husbands childhood home.  It wasn't very attractive, so I set out t make it me!

I am famous for deleting pictures that I want, so I have no before pictures.  Here is the dresser after moving it into my creating space.  I found this great contact paper to line the drawers with.

I also found some great knobs at the World Market Import store,  All 8 are different!  They are hand painted ceramic.

Here is the semi-completed corner.  I have a lot more decorating to do, but I know that there were a few of you who wanted to see the dresser that I kept talking about.

I also got this clock for my birthday.  I love all the hexies, and the fact that you can design and redesign your clock however you want!

This clock is from Ikea and the item is #802.322.23 SMYCKE.  It ties in so nicely with my sewing room design and colors.  I hope that you enjoyed this sneak peak into my creating space!

Really Random Thursday at Live A Colorful Life!  TGIFF hosted by Sew Fresh Quilts!  Can I Get A Whoop? Whoop! at Confessions of A Fabric Addict!
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