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1  Apples and Cheddar (first quilt!) in Quilting: Completed Projects by sarabeth on: November 09, 2011 08:01:20 PM
My best friend just had her second baby and so I decided to make her a quilt to celebrate and keep this Fall Child warm. I bought a jelly roll of Aneela Hoey's Little Apples fabric and a fat quarter pack of oatmeal colored fabrics and started playing around. Ultimately, I decided that the combination of beige and the grey, aqua, red, and olive was too dour so I found some yellow plaid I had lying around and set it next to the Apples. Suddenly everything just popped and all the colors woke up.

The Front:

I hand pieced the whole thing! I thought it would be easy, because I embroider and I'm pretty solid with my needle skills. I didn't count on this being a completely different skill set and the fact that I can not, in fact, sew in a straight and level line. I ended up deciding to "birth" it and there's some minor wonkiness to the edges as I wiggle-waggled down the sides. My husband says it adds charm.

The Back:

I pieced the back using more of the plaid, some leftover rectangles from the front and the lightest of the oatmeals to break it up. I also did an embroidered quilt label pulling the squirrels and snails from the prints. I found them in A Rainbow of Stitches.

And here it is all tied up and ready to go to the baby! She turned out to be a healthy girl called Sylvie Beatrice so I tied it up with a pink ribbon for her. I started cutting and piecing around 10/1 and I finished up on Sunday 11/6. I definitely think I've been bitten by the quilting bug... I'm already planning my first machine quilt. Cheesy
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2  Baby Fishie in Needlework: Completed Projects by sarabeth on: October 14, 2011 06:45:27 PM
So my cousin Stacey is having a baby and her shower is tomorrow. I took a week and embroidered her some onesies for the new baby. She is having a girl and when I asked my cousin's sister-in-law if there were any themes or colors that Stacey was into, she said that she was more a fan of blue, green, and purple and that the nursery was done in an under the sea theme with lots of creatures.

So I raided Corvus Tristus's cephelopods and a few Bad Bird freebies and these are what I came up with:

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3  Onesies for new baby! (pic heavy) in Sublime Stitching Embroidery by sarabeth on: June 18, 2009 03:21:08 PM
So my best friend is pregnant with her first baby and I'm super excited! She is the first who got married and now is the first to have a baby. So I decided to embroider a bunch of onesies for her and got way overzealous and ended up doing 8. The fun and hard part of this is that she and her husband don't know the gender of their baby. So all the clothes have to be gender neutral. So here they are...

I used split stitch for the cat's outline, satin stitch for the collar and ears, and back stitch for the face and paper.

This is all back stitch and I altered the rocket slightly to be more streamlined and put in the dots and the detail on the planet.

This idea just struck me as funny. The baby is set to "High" and is going at 100.

Chelsea loves how this much this one looks like her tattoo. I had totally forgotten she had one.

She says she's going to have the baby wear this to church

I like how this one came out... Though I'm now noticing that everything is slightly off center

A blue ribbon onesie for a blue ribbon baby!

All the patterns are from Jenny Hart's Craft Pad
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