Baby boy quilt bound and washed so nice and crinkly. Think this would be nice in the pram, ( stroller for the American readers! ) in the car or as a floor play mat. Gifting it to the school principle as she has a new little grandson. Hope she likes it.
It’s a bit hard to tell from the photo but the binding has a dark grey dot which softens the black. The backing is Sassy by moda and was only $7 dollars a metre if you go in store at Palm Beach quilting here in Melbourne. By Aussie Standards that price is a bargain so might have to go and snatch up some more.
I loved just making these blocks up as I went along. I prefer not to have to follow a pattern :)
Quilted my little baby quilt tonight. The inspiration for this one was from Fresh lemons goldfish quilt.
Faith quilted hers using a decorative stitch cranked up to longest and widest it can go to achieve these nice wavy lines. I loved it and it was so smooth and easy taking an hour or so to finish. The quilt is only 36” square so was easy to get nicely sandwiched very flat making this a breeze . Didn’t even use the walking foot. Will definitely use this method again when I want something a bit different than he usual straight line quilting. :)
It’s only taken about four hours today but it’s finally done! My Mother in law’s cake finished (except candles ) yay !
The cat is the same colouring as her cat and was made by my 20 yr old daughter who is becoming a bit of a cake decorator for her own friends birthdays.
Going to the local quilt shop (20 % Off sale ) tomorrow to pick up some fabric to bind Khanye’s quilt. Got to get back to sewing . Enough of this cake crap! :)
This is what I have been up to to tonight! My Mother in law is turning 80 on the weekend so need to get moving on this cake. Luckily she loves fruit cake so it was made ahead last week and can be decorated now, much more convenient than mud cakes or other flavours that don’t keep as long. She is a cat lover so my daughter has made a fondant cartoon replica of her cat and we plan to have it on the cake in a garden which is where we regularly find my mother in laws cat hiding out.
I have applied the second layer of icing and am happy with the smooth appearance. I’m a bit fussy with my icing :)
My new wee Singer Featherweight is not a sewer. She has problems with her bobbin case base. It is jammed up with threads and fluff. Hubby will give me a hand to pull it to pieces and give it a good clean out. Tinderbell had similar problems when I got her although Tinkerbell also had a broken part down there. We sourced some new parts for her and now she just hums along sewing the most beautiful even stitches.
I want one ! Still jealous :) It looks so beautiful. :)
I am still waiting for the day my now 14 year old son will go to a real hairdresser. I certainly am not a qualified hairdresser but my whole family insists on Mum cutting their hair! My daughters tease my son calling him Bieber head.
It’s definitely a big money saver but I’m not sure I really know what I’m doing. I suppose if they keep asking me to cut it it can’t be that bad. I do like to have a wine first but have been known to clip my fingers a little in the past. :(. Did Hubby’s hair tonight as well. Won’t know how it looks until the morning when I’m sober 😜
I have done it again, just couldn’t help myself! Yes I bought another Singer Featherweight. I just love wee Tinkerbell and when I saw this one on Trade Me it looked to be in great condition so I placed a bid or two and what do you know. She needs some TLC which I have been administering this evening. She has that old musty I have been sitting in a case for twenty years odour, but she is a beauty. I shall have to think of a name for her.
I am so jealous! How do these sew?I have been watching them on ebay but they are so expensive!
Whilst trying to decide how to back Kaylee’s quilt ( I need to think about it a bit longer until I come up with something I like that’s not too expensive ), I got restless and a bit obsessed with the whole 12 inch block and made a quick little baby quilt top.
This is our final year for our five children at the local primary school, 16 years this school has been teaching my kids! The Principle has a new grandson so thought I would make her a baby quilt to say thank you. I love a good excuse to make a baby blanket :)
Hope the colours aren’t too out there! Now to back, quilt and bind it.
I’m still trying to make a quilt for my little niece Khanye. So far the one’s i have made haven’t been right so this is what I have been working on this week. My sister in-law would like something big enough for a king single so will keep making more squares. They are finishing at 12 1/2”. I got my inspiration from this quilt from Cluck Cluck Sew. I have had this pile of fabrics picked out sitting in the sewing buffet for a while now. I need to stop looking at it for a while to decide if I like it. Planning to sash with creamy white strips :)
Forgot to mention the the last bid I saw on my Sweet and Sassy quilt for charity Auction was $70. I’m happy if they got that every little bit helps :)
fasheepy replied to your photo “One of my oldest best girlfriends purchased this Tangier fabric ( the…”
You need some fabric with a different value or all the similar prints will blend together.
Sorry for late response, was trying to figure out how to reply! I totally agree, have been trying to find some low value fabrics in these colours, but having trouble. So I’m finding it hard to get excited about this project. She wants a Jacob’s Ladder style quilt, which I think may chop these large prints up too much. Thanks for your comment, it’s nice to hear other opinions. Have you made quilts for other people with their fabric before?