Thursday, May 31, 2012

Diaper Bags

This is the diaper bag I made for the new one.  It has pink and green owls on the fabric. I didn't like the way the flap went down but suppose it will work anyway. My daughter wanted this Bible verse on the bag so I had my dear friend Debbie embroider it on the flap. She owns an embroidery and uniform store so I have a lot of things done there.
It is bright pink batik on the inside with lots of pockets.

Bible verse is I Corinthians 15:51b - We will not all sleep, but we all will be changed.
Love it.

Debbie then thought I should have a bag too as I will be staying there this fall to help with the baby.  She made me this bag.

So now my daughter will have to hire me to be the nanny, won't she?

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Sewing for Baby

Over the weekend I finished a few more things for the new baby girl.   The pattern for the diapers wasn't easy to figure out, maybe I should have taken a few engineering classes when I was in school all those years ago.  Anyway, after a few frustrating starts I managed to do my version of the cloth diapers. We don't like the disposable diapers [did you know it takes 150 years for them to degrade in the land fills?].  My daughter and I have always used the cloth diapers and now days it is hard to find the plastic pants to go over them.   Thankfully, now someone developed the PUL waterproof fabric and we are good to go for the new little blessing.

These were my first ones.  Now on to some bigger sizes.

Insides are flannel with some cute patterns.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Quilt Blogging

I belong to a quilting blogger group for the web. They are having a contest to bring more quilt bloggers to the group list. So if you have a quilt blog join in. It is an easy way to see all the great ideas out there in the quilting world.  Click on the link on the side to bring up the page to join your blog to the links. 

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Secret Pal Gifts for May

Wow, I received some wonderful gifts from my Dear Jane Secret Pal this month. Am so touched that she remembered my daughter and her new baby girl coming in August.

 Cute little monkey bib.

 One of the sayings on the one-zys.  Mommy sure does love her already.

And the pink fabric she sent to make a baby quilt. Then she made 30 yo-yo's to decorate the quilt with.  Will be looking through the pattern book she gave me a few months ago to find the perfect project for all this.

All the bibs and outfits look so adorable. So thank you, thank you, my secret sister.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Baby Things

This week I have been working on baby things for my new granddaughter coming in August. Finished the baby quilt and posted that last Friday.  So I was making up some soft flannel receiving blankets to wrap her up in. 

I founds some fleece in the clearance bin and thought it would make a cute bunting to put her in on cold nights or after a bath.  Just love the chocolate butterflies on this. And it is so soft.

Then made up two nursing cover-ups so can have one at work and one at home.  It has boning in the top so she can watch the baby and no one can see her.  Owls are in this year so found this nice black with hot pink and hot green owls. So adorable.

Then with some green flannel I made up a bobby pillow for her to use with the baby. 

I made good progress on the diaper bag but want my friend to embroidery on that so will post that one after it is done.  A very productive day I think.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Flimsy Friday Finish

Today I finished sewing down the binding on the baby quilt.  As we now know it is a girl I added a few flowers on it.

Yesterday I finished the sashing on the French Rose quilt.  I really like this one and may have to keep it for myself. That would be a change as the grands usually take anything I make.

On my dear Jane signature blocks, this flimsy is ready for this years blocks.  I had done a color pattern for 2010 and then just added 2011 around the outside. This years may just be another border.

Friday, May 11, 2012

New Baby Quilt - post 2

Well did anyone figure out what I was doing?  Yesterday I put the sashing on the top and hung it up on the design wall to take a picture. After looking at it for awhile I realized some of the blocks were in wrong, the triangle color was going in the wrong direction.  So I ripped out the four blocks that were wrong.  This morning I re-sewed the blocks and then put the crazy bear on the backing fabric. This fabric is fun with lots of little critters in bright colors.  Now to get it sandwiched and quilted.

Monday, May 7, 2012

New Baby Quilt

Last week I decided that I needed to start on this new grand baby's quilt even if he or she wouldn't let us know what colors to use. So my daughter and I decided to use the greens and browns that she has in her bedroom. The baby will be staying there for the foreseeable future.

So many patterns and layouts where out there and so many opinions were given that I chose to use combine some I liked and make my own.  Can you tell from this first picture what I am doing? Do you like the colors?

Further progress as I started cutting up the fabric.

And then put together with the nine patches and half triangles.  Can you figure it out?

You will have to wait to the next post.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Flimsy Friday

Today I am finishing up the birthday place mats that are in the basket waiting to sew down the bindings.  Thought I would watch some of the waiting shows on the DVR that have accumulated from all the travel I had been doing. 

On Wednesday it was my daughter's birthday and here is a picture of hers that I sent.

Next week it is my favorite grandson's birthday - actually my only grandsons.

And the back of his, since he is a budding chef and wants to open a restaurant when he is older.  He also asked for another pillowcase and choose these fabrics when he went to the local quilt shop with me.  Obviously, he's not afraid to wear pink. 

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

It Just Takes Two

Finally got the first section of the Just Takes Two Quilt together. I am using the traditional red and white colors. Pleased with the results and glad that I am caught up to date now. It will be a busy quilt but it is in memory of my mother so want to continue and finish this one up.  You can click on the button on my blog to see how to follow the block of the month program. It is free.