i spent a week of my summer in colorado, hoping to see my cousin's child firsthand... that baby had other plans, but I was glad I was able to leave him a little something upon his arrival. when she found out baby #3 was going to be a boy, i knew that meant super heros, but i also knew i had to work cats in there, just to bother her husband. i remembered this fantastic kliban cat sheet i had seen on ebay for years, and so i purchased it to use as the back and found a great "petite trellis" pattern for the front. this pattern was something new and different from the typical baby quilt colors & patterns i had done, and i loved it!
another little quilt from the sewvivor sewalong i participated in this past summer. i used the hexing around tutorial from freshly pieced to create these blocks, and then sewed them together to form this mini quilt! a simple stitch in the ditch was enough for me, and i love the quilting look on the back
I recently wrapped up participating in family ever after's sew-vivor sewalong, and now have time to get to sharing the quilts on here! the first challenge was nautical, and after much hemming and hawing over what to do, i realized all that came to mind was sheldon cooper's fun with flags. i took that idea and ran with it, creating this little quilt using the bartholo-meow's reef fabric line. oh how i wish it was much bigger!
hey friends! hardy ever on the needle work section of this community, so when i have a post for it, it's quite a feat! i decided that along with making a friend of mine this quilt for her baby, i would also make her a cross stitch to match her nursery theme of classic pooh. i hardly ever finish a cross stitch, so deciding to do this was quite a task in itself. oddly enough, i finished it WAY before the quilt was finished. here are a few photos!
i wish i could come up with a much cooler name for this quilt, but i can't. my siblings have gone to music camp for years, and this was year two of the camp deciding to have a quilt raffle to help raise money. after trying to draw up inspiration, and then seeing waggonswest's alphabet blues quilt, i just loved the triangle idea. i found a "quilt along" put on by the sassy quilter, and followed her directions as to how to achieve this quilt in a lap-ish size. i followed the same quilting lines as waggonswest, and whelp. here is the end result! (complete with cat fur that just would NOT go away)
hello again craftster! time for another influx of completed quilts this one was a gift for a dear friend of mine who just had her first baby boy. i made her this quilt for her wedding back in 2011, and after much deliberation decided to do the same pattern but in smaller scale for her little man but in a boyish winnie the pooh theme to go with her nursery. i couldn't be more pleased with how the colors flowed together, as well as not being too in your face about having disney characters all over it.
i've done a handful of chevron quilts now, and when this momma told me that she liked "modern" designs versus your typical puppies & such, i hit up pinterest and found this gem. i fell in love with the subtle chevron-ness of it, and the basic nursery prints (which were not my first color scheme, but it was my final one because nothing else worked) just came together perfectly. the fabric on the back could not have been anything better, and i am just so thrilled with how this came together. i would love to do this pattern again sometime, but i cannot vision it done in any other colors now. perhaps it has become my one hit wonder for this pattern
i inherit books & patterns every so often from my grandmother, and one of the last times i was there she handed me some freebie patterns she got from magazines that she thought i would get some use of since i have friends that are having babies. when i got an invite to a baby shower, i turned to those and found this gem of a pattern. simple, but fun, i am quite pleased with how this one came together quickly and awesomely. this was the last of three baby quilts i started, but the first of three that i finished. they've really helped me get my quilting skills perfected. not brave enough to do anything fancy just yet, but getting closer to that step!
more photos on my blog at toothpaste & orange cat: click here
between school & work, it's been awhile. but i'm back and posting! a dear friend of mine got married in march, and i began planning this quilt for her & her now dh back in october when my cousin was visiting from colorado. one out of town joann's trip later, quite possibly my largest fabric purchase (for one project at a time) yet! i used a sheet for the back. chopped and pieced to make long enough to fit the backing. very pleased with how this one turned out
i despised those flowers, but my cousin twisted my arm in to using that print... and it turned out much better than expected.
oodles of photos over on my blog post for this quilt right here
last december i completed my first quilt along, and it was so much fun! i stumbled across it on my pinterest just days before it was beginning and so i had to decide now or never... the catvent was put on by Elizabeth Hartman (http://www.ohfransson.com/) and each day in december (1-25) a cat head was created. this was the perfect opportunity to keep crafting during finals time as well as get a good dose of practice quilting in. plus it knocked out a little chunk of all the batik fabrics i inherited from my grandma's leftovers, plus this giant piece of gray i ended up not using for it's original purpose. i'm very pleased with the result, and will sooner or later do a bigger one with 100 cats pre-quilting: