Thursday, July 30, 2009

Monogrammed Baby Bibs

My little boy was in need of some new bibs and they wouldn't be complete without a monogram, of course! I used the bib pattern from Chickpea Sewing Studio, but it is just as easy to make one by tracing a favorite bib that you already have.
I easily made the letters by enlarging a font that I liked in a word processing program and tracing it off my computer screen.
I fused the monogram to the bib with Steam-a-seam and then stitched around them with a decorative stitch. If you try it, stitch slowly around the curved parts of the letter and it will turn out perfectly! A few of them have been washed and dried already, and they are holding up great.

I think I have one happy customer! :)


Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Look and Learn Quilt

I wanted to try making a quilt out of a jelly roll, so I used one from a fabric collection called Look and Learn by American Jane. The pattern is called Daisy Chain from a book called Jelly Roll Quilts by Pam & Nicky Lintott.
I made the throw size, which uses 30 strips of fabric from the jelly roll. I'll use the extras for binding and on the back. I'm really not sure how I like the colors, they are a bit primary for me. Although, this would be good for a boy or girl.
So, now I'm up to 2 quilts that need to be basted and quilted. Guess I better go get some batting and get quilting!
:) Jessica

Friday, July 24, 2009

Fruity Table Runner

My table runner is complete and it looks great on my dining room table. It was a bit difficult to try and not quilt over the rick rack, but it was worth it!
Here's a couple of my favorite blocks...
Jennifer ordered us some woven lables to sew on the items we make! So, now they are really professional. :)

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Darla Quilt

I finally finished the quilt top for my Darla quilt. I think I stared back in February! :)

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Knitting with Fabric?!

I've been trying to work on finishing up some of the projects that I have started and this one was on the top of the pile. It's a little tote bag, from a kit, where you knit with fabric strips to create to side panels of the bag.
I should have finished it years ago... it turned out pretty cute! :) The fabric strips are a little less than a half inch wide and are of a floral fabric. I think it would be really nice in a larger size, but considering how long it took me to finish this one, I doubt I should start another.
I tried to search online to see if I could find where the kits are sold, but I couldn't find any. The kit was from a company called Cranston Village.
It's a cute idea and a really different way to create with fabric.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Vintage Sheet Fat Quarter Packs

If you are interested, I added some fat quarter packs of vintage sheets from my collection to our Etsy shop today. Please let me know if you have any questions. I think there is a good variety and some really nice fabrics in the sets.

Etsy Shop Update

Since I have had so much fun making quilts and things out of the vintage sheets, I decided to put together some fat quarters sets. I'll be listing them on etsy in the next few days (as soon as I get some good pictures taken). The packs I am putting together are of my favorite prints, and I hope you will think so too. I'll put together another blog post when I have them listed.


Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Fruity Table Runner

Here's my newest project that I started (when I really should be finishing some others) :)... oh well, this one is really cute! Elizabeth made the most adorable quilt with some fruit prints and polka dots last summer and I knew I wanted to make one for myself (you can find the tutorial on her blog). I received one fat quarter of the fruit print that I needed to make the centers of the squares from the vintage sheet swap she hosted last year. Here are the five blocks I am using to make the table runner.
My blocks turned out a bit larger than what Elizabeth made... guess I should have read the directions better. (Mine are 14" when they should have been 12.5") oh well...
I couldn't find any of the blue and green dot fabric anymore, but I think the gingham is a good substitute. The dot fabric and gingham are from Mary Engelbreit's collections called Friends and Flowers and Baskets of Flowers.

The floral fabrics are all from vintage sheets... I know it seems to be a theme here lately. :)

So, here it is, broken up into a couple of pictures. I'm ready to start making my quilt sandwich. The strawberry fabric in the top photo is what I am going to use for the backing. :)
Hope everyone has a great day!