Sunday, September 27, 2009

New Project: Baby Quilt

My friend Hillary is having a baby next month. Like a lot of the new moms I know, she is not going to find out the sex of the baby until it is born. One of the reasons for this decision is to avoid the piles of pepto pink or baby blue items that she worries her friends and family will heap upon her if she told them the baby's sex.

I found a great quilt on the Crazy Mom Quilts blog and Hillary loves it, too, so I'm starting another scrap-based project. Yesterday I made a quilt sandwich of just the backing, muslin for the top, and one layer of bamboo batting. Today I made a bunch of tiny scraps (all smaller than my 3" squares for my other scrap quilt) and pinned a few on.

Here's what it looks like now. None of the edges of the scraps are turned under. The idea is that to quilt just inside the edge of each square and that should be enough to hold it on there. And maybe with successive washes the edges will get nice and fuzzy. We'll see. I think I can get a few squares done before the Steelers game starts this afternoon and maybe a few during half time.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Baby Monster

Whipup posted a link to this baby monster plushie tutorial. It was very easy and turned out quite cute. This will be a gift for Monika's baby Elise who is 16 months old now.

Thursday, September 3, 2009


I found this picture on Re-Nest today.

The artist is named Emily Fischer. Should I steal her ideas? We already share a name and this would be a great quilt for the Engineers in our family.
Link here

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

I finally finished Susan's bed quilt. It's made from a pattern in a Kaffe Fassett book, with mostly Amy Butler fabrics.