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Just the beginning…

18 Aug

Last night one of my oldest and bestest friends came over…. To learn how to use her sewing machine! We had a blast, over a bottle of wine and some dinner, creating this…

Lindsay’s first pillowcase! Hopefully this will be the start of something creative and fun.

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Max’s Baby Quilt

27 Jul

For my “nephew’s” first birthday I wanted to make him something special that he could keep forever. What else besides a quilt would qualify? He’s not techinally my nephew, but I’ve very good friends with his parents, so I’m Aunt Syd. Max is one of the coolest and mild-mannered babies I have ever seen. I just hope he stays this way his entire life :P

I set out to find the perfect pattern and fabric, cause let’s face it, you only turn one once, and it has to be special.

I finally settled on the Little Buddy Baby Quilt pattern at Carlene Westberg’s Etsy shop. As soon as I saw it, I knew it would be perfect. I used the Pooches & Pickups fat quarter bundle to create the finished product. The family has two German Shepherds and a truck, so it would be perfect.

A close up shot of the fabric

As I was cutting the fat quarters, I reinterated the reason there is a guard on a rotary cutter. I was just casually swinging the cutter around as I was moving fabric and snagged my thumb pretty good. My first thought was, you’re an idiot. My second thought was, don’t bleed on the fabric. Then I realized it actually kinda hurt too. I washes the blood off my hand, put on a bandage and went back to cutting.

I don’t have a lot of room in my apartment, so laying out big quilts is kind of difficult. Luckily, this one was just a crib size :) It took me about three evenings after work from start to finish to get it done. I used a simple black with white polka dot fabric from Hobby Lobby for the backing. I wanted something that would wear easy and hide babyness. :)

I had some left over fabric from my fat quarter bundle, so I appliqued an M on the pillow.

After all was said and done, here’s the finished product

Backing fabric

Up-close shot of the batting

The little pillow

I think Max likes it :D