As promised, a post of cute babies using my stuff. My twin nephews were born in July and my friend had a baby girl in August. When I found out my sister in law was having twins, I made the boys these quilts. Here is a picture of them using the quilts right after they were born.
My brother sent me this photo on my cell phone and it made my heart so happy to see my quilts being used!
After the boys were born, I made them name quilts out of flannel.
Grant was born first on July 21st.
Owen decided to hang out for a while and was born on July 23rd.
Yes, twins that are born two days apart! I love telling people that, it is so cool. They couldn’t be more opposite. I love both of them so much! I had a chance to see them when I went home for Thanksgiving. I was able to get some action shots of them on my quilts.
I did a whole post earlier about all the goodies I made for my friend’s baby shower. She did her nursery in Alice In Wonderland. One of the things I made her was the Cheshire Cat embroidered on a bib. She sent me a picture on my cell phone of baby Madeline chillin’ in her bib.
What a cool cat!
So that’s all I have for now. I am
cleaning putting the finishing touches on my new sewing room and will have a tour available tomorrow. See you then! I will leave you with another pic of the boys. No quilts in this one, just because they are so darn cute!
Grant is getting ready to cry and I think Owen is pooping!
I’ve been doing A LOT of embroidery lately. I can show you the finished product of the sneak peek that I showed last week. Earlier this year, I participated in the crafty pay it forward project on facebook. Anyone who commented on my post got something handmade from me this year. So I made this cute potholder for one of my friends. I got the pattern at Urban Threads.
Last month, I found the Birdie Stitches Block of the Month over at Little Miss Shabby. It was so cute that I decided to catch up and stitch along to make a quilt. I had this charm pack that I got a few years ago in Chattanooga. It was perfect for this project.
Here’s one of the blocks. If you want to see the rest, you can check out my Flickr set with all of my completed blocks!
I also stitched up this cute little pin cushion. The designs came from Urban Threads (of course).
I’ve really been enjoying doing embroidery work. It’s been so hot and my sewing room gets to feeling like a sauna in these temperatures. I like being able to work while sitting on my couch and watching tv. I think I’ve actually injured my wrist/arm with some kind of repetitive stress or tendinitis of some sorts. At least I hope that’s what it is and nothing more serious. So I haven’t been able to do much sewing because I’ve been resting my arm up for our guild retreat coming up on Saturday! Maybe I can finish something up to show next week!
Unfortunately, I don’t have any finished projects to show right now. I have a lot of things in the works….if only I had more time….
The first project I need to get done is my challenge quilt for the Atlanta Modern Quilt Guild. All the participants in the challenge received a kona solids charm pack that Robert Kaufman generously donated to our guild.
I have several ideas rolling around in my head. I will post more about this after I’m done and all the quilts have been judged. Our quilt show is scheduled for September 11. Wish me luck!
This is a sneak peek at another project I’m working on. More embroidery. I can’t show the whole thing yet because it’s going to be a gift for a person who may be reading my blog!
This is fabric I received the other day from Connecting Threads. I have big plans for this fabric. Eventually it will become the best.quilt.ever. Trust me and stay tuned!
Another quilt that I have in progress is a blooming nine patch. I took a class a while ago to learn a new technique that gives you perfectly matching intersections every time. It was a great class and I can’t wait to finish this one!
My quilt guild is having a retreat next weekend, so hopefully I will be able to make some progress on this. I could probably show about 20 other pictures of ‘in progress’ projects. Maybe I should pledge not to start any new projects until all my other ones are finished. Nah, it’d never happen! Looks like I should get busy! Maybe I will have something finished to share soon!