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.


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.

Anonymous 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!