Wednesday, February 20, 2013

A scrappy finish

As I think about my WIP that I have going, I am happy to say that I have finished a quilt that will be given to a friend in the near future...whenever she has her baby shower.  It's a girl! And I had all these great scraps left over from my niece's string quilt (here) that I wanted to use up.  It's a perfect fit.

Made with scraps left over from a string quilt

I just cut 3" squares of white and then sewed the little triangles I had left over to opposite corners of the square.  I used the same fabric for each square, but definitely could have just gone totally scrappy and used different fabrics everywhere.  Originally I wanted to do different colors radiating out of the center, but I didn't have enough of the same colors to do that, so I went this route, and I like it.


I know that my friend will love it for her new baby that is due in June...just before I leave.

Which reminds me, I have to make one more quilt for my second niece, Taylor, before I leave.  I have the materials cut out (some of them) and will start piecing soon. I am using the Kaleidoscope QAL pattern from don'tcallmebetsy.  Pics to come when I'm through.


 I'm linking up today to see what others are up to.

 WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Friday, February 15, 2013

A Quilt for Silas

I'm making progress on making sure that all my nieces and nephews have a quilt from their Aunt Sarah before I move to London in June.


This quilt if for the newest little guy. He was born 12/12/12! What an awesome birthday! His name is Silas and he is soooo cute. I get to meet him for the first time in 10 days. I can't wait!

My sister picked out the fabrics and asked for a big quilt that he can grow into. (I really know that she wants it big so they can cuddle up on the couch together!)


I'm so happy I found the same line of fabric in a soft flannel for the back. I'm sure that they're going to love to cuddle up with this...although I want to be the first one to cuddle with him next week!

Friday, February 8, 2013

It's a Dog's Quilt

A friend bought new red leather chairs and wants to keep them looking new.  But her dog loves to sleep on one of the chairs at night.  So she asked me to make a quilt that will be for the dog to sleep on and protect her chairs.

I know how much she looooves her dog, so I knew I wanted to find just the right fabric.  And I did! There's a little dog on it that looks just like Truffles.

I drew a larger version of the dog onto a white piece of fabric that was backed with interfacing for stability, and then "drew" the dog face on it with black thread.  I can't believe how easy it was!


And I love the way they turned out.


And so did my friend.  And hopefully Truffles will love to sleep on it.

I made the back simple, because I figured that she would put the back face up for the dog to sleep on.


I also added some bones and paw prints into the free motion quilting.  And her name is in the center square.


 It was fun trying something new.  I think I'll add this type of sewing into more projects!

Linking up today at CrazyMomQuilts.  Enjoy your weekend!