So, I spent all week in suspense. We had the shower for my sister… yay! Now I can show what I have been working on.
I made a decision to change from my hexagonquilt, to a string quilt. I honestly was feeling uninspired for some reason. I also was seeing some flaws with my handsewing that was beginning to make me crazy. Plus it has been a while since I made my last quilt so I was itching to get back to what I know I can do. For the fabric selection… it is a mix of fabrics. My sister picked out her main fabric.. the lindley yellow check and a blue floral “Lucinda” from Covington. Originally to work off of the colors, I chose Tanya Whelan prints from the Darla collection. I love that line. It is very soft and girly. However, I felt like I needed some zip. That is where the Good Folk fabric came in. I just love the colors and the way they all seem to work off of each other. I was inpsired by this and thisquilt. I used a 2 inch white kona cotton strip in each block. I chose a large block to show the fabrics off. To finish the quilt I used this tutorial I like the idea of a handwritten label for my niece’s first quilt.
To finish it all off I made a little coordinating envelope quilted pillow. Love the back!
I will still complete the hexagon quilt, I just have to be inspired again.. I encourage you to make a string quilt. It is kind of magical when you trim down your block. The whole thing just transforms.
~ love love love this itty bitty dress pattern!
I also made the itty bitty baby dress from Made by Rae Omg!! I love love love this pattern. I love it because it reminds me of when I first learned to sew, my daughter was just a few months old. I really wanted to be able to make her clothes. I signed up for a class at our local college. My husband bought me a little Viking and it was a workhorse. We got to pick out a pattern and we worked our way through it. I picked a dress and it was a lined bodice with a gathered skirt. This pattern just brought me back to the beginning. It made me so happy!
I ended up making bloomers from a pattern I had at home. I love the fabric I used the Anna Marie Horner Good Folks collection. Wow~ what a great line! I can not say enough about the fabric. I love the weight of it. I love the way it sewed up and how it look after I pressed. It has a very rich feel to it. Love love love it.
If you notice it coordinates with the quilt ever so slightly.
Finished off with a few burp cloths using left over fabric scraps.
One cozy blanket and that finished up the gift. I loved every minute I spent on these little gifts.. thinking about this little one who is yet to be born. Who will she be, what will she be like?? Right now it just does not matter.. I am just ready to meet her when her time comes.
more pics in flickr