Wednesday, June 27, 2012

10th WIP of 2012

A couple of projects were finished these past couple weeks.

First the baby quilt.  Blogged about it here and here.

Second, the Zakka Sew Along Hand Warmers.  Blogged about this here.

Almost have all my granny squares done!  My goal was to finish the quilt top by the end of May - I think I said.  Well, obviously that didn't happen!  New goal; by the end of June!

And then there's my summer skirt I just started.  I am using Manana in Clay from the Maya collection by Anthology Fabrics.

New projects: 1
Completed projects: 2
No progress: 8
In progress: 3

Linking up to Freshly Pieced 

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Zakka Hand Warmers

A lot of you know about the Zakka Style sew along happening over at LR Stitched (and if you don't you should check it out!)  I had been following along, each week looking at the all the great projects people were linking to.  And almost every week I heard myself saying, "That is so cute!"  and "Oh!  I need to make that!"  

I finally purchased the Zakka Style book and am ready to start making!  The sew along is in week 12 (halfway through the book.)

The project was hand warmers; rice filled pouches that you heat in the microwave and slip into an opening in the back of your decorative pouch. These in turn can be put in your pockets to help warm up cold, wet hands.

rice pouch and back of hand warmer
The original embroidery on the project is the faces of a little boy and girl;  I decided to capture my 4 year and 20 month old kids' hands.

Wouldn't these make the perfect gift for a long distance relative?!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Baby Quilt Update

I meant to show this baby quilt earlier, but things got pretty hectic around here.  My little pea was sick for a few days, then I got it, you know how it goes.

If you remember, I had three days to complete this quilt.  There is quite a bit of Chelsea Manor by Anne Sutton, some Denyse Schmidt's Flea Market Fancy Eyelet in pink.  Not sure the manufacturers of the yellow prints as 1. I have had them forever and 2. selvages were not attached.  I even went as far as to go through my selvage stash but there wasn't anything in there from these prints.  Oh well.

It's hard to tell in the picture and I didn't snap one of just the binding before gifting the quilt, but I used another Chelsea Manor print and added a few leftover coins to add some pops of color throughout.

Another row of coins on a pieced back and wallah!  A quilt fit for a new little bundle of joy!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Baby Quilt

I recently received a text message from a family friend inviting me to her son's, girlfriend's baby shower.  I have met both new-to-be parents at family events (i.e. Christmas, Mother's Day, etc.) but really do not know them all that well.  However, since my family has been friends with theirs for 30 years I feel that whether I attend or not (cattle work is being done so my attendance is still up in the air,) I should have a little something for the new parents.

The baby shower is on Sunday.  Yep.  Sunday!  Not a whole lot of time to put a gift together.  The information I have attained thus far, they are having a little girl and the nursery is in yellow and brown.

I searched through my fabric stash for their color scheme, not a whole lot there in yellows and browns.  It's not that I use these colors a lot, I just don't buy them often, a shame I know!

One of the yellow prints I found has a bit of pink in the center of the flower, so I added in some of Denyse Schmidt's eyelet in pink from the Flea Market Fancy line for a little pop of color.

Obviously, something quick and simple is needed for this baby quilt due to the time restraint.  For babies though, simple seems the way to go anyway.

I decided to do the quilt in a coin stack style.  Here is what is up on my design wall so far.

Another row of coins and a slight rearranging of colors, then I should be able to get my ol' sewing machine a whirring.

Three days to go until deadline!