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21  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / first quilt (baby quilt) on: June 30, 2008 10:29:23 AM
I made this for my friend Jessica who is having a baby girl soon. I used pink Minky and a furry cream material, and a cotton backing with a vintage winnie the pooh print. satin binding. It also has little satin rosettes at the intersections because I ended up tie-quilting it instead of just stitching in the ditch because the fur kept getting stuck in the sewing machine foot when I was topstitching.  I definitely do not recommend using fuzzy/furry fabrics as a beginner, it made things 100x harder!

22  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Baby Showers And Gifts For New Babies / snuggly friends baby blankets on: June 04, 2008 04:35:12 PM
i've had a lot of friends and relatives having babies and this is my favorite thing to make them! fleece with satin binding, stuffed head with embroidery or applique for the faces..

we have

puppy dog:

lammy wammy:

and bun-bun:

next to bun is the pattern i've used for all.  there's still a kitty and bear i havent made, so those will be up for the next babies concieved Smiley
23  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Buster's new bed on: June 04, 2008 03:38:08 PM
Here's my parent's dog Buster modelling the dog bed I made him...how could I not when I found fabric with a dog that looks just like him on it!  The fabric dog even has a little thought bubble with a bone over his head...that is totally Buster!  Anyway, its a cotton removable cover with muslin pillow...took 7.5 bags of poly to fill it! Smiley

**added more pics**
closeup of fabric

24  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / second quilted purse on: March 22, 2008 09:17:30 AM
This is the second quilted purse I've made with pre-quilted fabrics. Well actually second purse ever!   I used Butterick pattern 5197, purse B.  I like this purse a lot more than my first one, probably because I picked out the fabrics for this one! Smiley  The first one I made was for my mom, so she picked the fabrics out and the purse design.  I got laid off from my job about 2 months ago, so when I'm not job hunting, I've been crafting!  It's keeping me sane. 

25  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / lammy wammy on: March 18, 2008 01:34:46 PM
this is a snuggly lamb blanket I made for a friend's baby. the head is hand embroidered and attached to the blanket, the rest is machine sewn.  from a sew baby pattern.  still new here so the link is to the picture!
26  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / my first sewing project, a snuggly bunny! on: March 17, 2008 07:19:05 AM
This was my first ever sewing project and I am so proud with how it turned out.  Its a bunny blanket, a stuffed bunny head attached to a fleece blanket.  That satin binding was the hardest part!  Facial features have been hand embroidered, everything else was machine sewn.

I can't post pics yet so here is the link!

27  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / My first purse on: March 17, 2008 07:11:32 AM
This was really hard!  This was my 5th sewing project ever...used a butterick pattern to make a Vera Bradley knockoff for my mom.  I'm really proud of how it turned out, even if it is not really my style.  Roll Eyes

I can't post pictures yet, so here are the links

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