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Archive for February, 2012

Qu’est-ce que c’est?

What’s this?  Well, I’m so glad you asked.  This, my friends, is my idea of a fantastic baby shower gift.

It consists of a double sided stroller quilt, approximately 28″ x 36″, two coordinating burp cloths, a coordinating, double sided bib and a matching hair bow/rosette. Here’s the “front” side of the quilt with the matching burp cloth, the “front” side of the bib and the adorable hair rosette.

Here’s the “back” side of the quilt with the matching burp cloth and the “back” side of the bib.

Here is everything together.  Ooooh, so sweet and perfect for a baby girl!

Here it is all bundled up, packaged and ready to be given as a shower gift.  These are available to be purchased by custom order.  I’m working towards making a few bundles ready to sell for my craft show in April.  Think of me next time you get invited to a baby shower!

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The General

I’m calling this quilt “The General” simply because it’s huge.  It’s about 100″ x 100″ which is the largest quilt I’ve ever made.  It’s officially the standard size for a king bed but also works great as a large quilt for a queen.This quilt is for a fantastic friend of mine who lives in CA.  After she found out I started a quilt making business she placed her order for this guy.  The pattern is called “Summer Blocks” and I used Curry and Bone Kona Cotton.  The middles of the squares are from the Heirloom collection by Joel Dewberry.For the backing I switched things up a bit and kept it mostly Bone colored with one strip of the connecting squares running down one side.I decided to send this quilt to Sarah’s Thimble to be quilted for fear that my machine (and my arms!) wouldn’t be able to handle the mass of quilting it myself.  I bound it with the Curry color and used all cotton batting.  I’m kind of a little bit in love with this quilt.  Might end up making one for myself as well.

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With all of the sewing that I have done, and do, I have NEVER made an article of clothing.  I’ve never had the desire to, until now.  One of the crafting blogs I follow featured Violette Field Threads.  I immediately fell in love with everything they sell, and I mean everything.  I decided that I needed to make a couple of things for Catherine and chose to start with this dress.  I deliberated for about an hour over the fabric I wanted to use and ended up choosing a pale blue, shabby chic, rose print with matching stripe print for the ruffle accent at the top of the dress.  Since Catherine will be 3 in May I made the dress a size 3 but it’s still too big.  So, my friend’s daughter (who is 4) very kindly offered to model the dress, and then begged to keep the dress.  🙂  That’s a good sign, right?  I think it’s so precious and am using great restraint to not make about 5 more.  Who knows, maybe I will.  

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