Sunday, January 18, 2009

As Promised...

I'm glad so many of you enjoyed the pictures from the Market. I took lots more but am saving them for other posts. Since my friend was mainly ordering for next Christmas, we spent most of our time looking at Christmas merchandise. I got lots of ideas for decorating and making pretty things for gifts next year.

Remember my post about the baby shower gifts for my oldest daughter? Well, I can now share a picture of the snuggle blanket I made for her, which she loved. I made some baby bibs but they aren't anything special. I wanted to embroider some cute things on them but just ran out of time. I also made her a nice nursing cover with detailed instructions I found on the web. Those things sell for $40 and it only took one yard of fabric ($10). I'm happy with the little snuggle blanket though. The pictures aren't very good; the color doesn't show properly. I made it from very soft chenille, which is a lime green color. It looks very washed out in the photos, but you can get an idea of what it looked like. The back is a soft beige satin and I put a layer of soft and natural quilt batting between the layers. To keep the batting in place, I did a little hand stitching around the appliques. I made my own appliques from some free images I found on the internet - don't you love free?!?




And after visiting some of my favorite sewing/quilting blogs, I decided I should post a picture of the quilt I made for myself last summer. I've made several quilts but this is the first one I've completed for myself. I named it Summer Sherbert.


Today it's still cold, but not as cold as yesterday! I think I'll spend my day organizing my craft and sewing rooms. They've gotten slightly (cough cough) out of hand over the last several weeks.

I hope you all have a great day and stay warm...and don't forget to help the animals that others don't take care of.
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5 comments:

Jenny said...

Yes we do love free! The snuggle blanket is just so gorgeous and will be well loved I'm sure! I love your Summer Sherbet quilt-such lovely colours that compliment each other so well and the name just suits it!

nikkicrumpet said...

That quilt is so amazing! I love the bright happy colors...and the very fun pattern! What a great job you did!!!

KARA said...

Hi - I am Kara new to your blog, you popped by one of my blogs the other day, the cupcake one.
I just wanted to say thanks for the visit and comment.
What a lovely baby blanket, I have just had my first son 2 weeks ago and did not realise how important blankets are, so I am sure your daughter will love using it.
xx

See Mommy Sew said...

Love both of those! Also, you commented on my blog (thanks!) and asked about dye removal. I haven't done it yet, but several people said that Joanns and some grocery stores (not mine!) carry a dye remover. The stuff I ended up getting is called Carbona Color Run Remover. I'm going to try it out on a scrap first. If there would be anything worse than a quilt with red spots all over it, it would be a quilt for the red had turned a blotchy pink! After I do that, they reccomended setting the dye with something I can't remember the name of right now (or vinegar).

ferne said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and I have to say that I love the summer sherbet quilt! It's funny how we tend to give so many of our creations away and feel a little bit guilty making something for ourselves. I have been using the excuse that is part of the learning process so I have to keep it.

You have a very enjoyable blog!