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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.



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