Thursday, May 28, 2009

The End of May Thing...

There hasn't been a whole lot going on here the last few weeks. Definately not sewing!

Scouts (den level) is done for the year, and today Matt finished off first grade! Hello Summer Vacation... umm- Do we have to?

I've got a new idea for a floor quilt for baby, so hope to start on that in the next few days. Fabrics are in the wash as I type!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Easily my favorite 'fast' quilt!

Yup, definately! I've made this a few times now and it's sooo simple! Strips are cut either the same width or varying widths out of fat quarters and then sewn into sets of 3 or 4. Those strip sets are then cut into varying widths of 5, 6 and 7 inches. It's a different littie patchwork of sorts, but it works up so fast and easy!

The quilt on the top is a baby quilt- for moi! Well, for the baby- if it ends up being a girl! I made one out of this collection (Moda Poetry) last summer for a friend's baby girl and absolutely loved how it turned out, so I'm using up some of my scraps and other pieces for another.

The quilt below is approximately 3x4 feet and was made for my son. (Pic was before quilting and binding). He wanted it, and I happily obliged :D

More Mei Tai updates later- I recieved my Minky and print for the main part, but am waiting until my local Hancock's gets the color of twill I need in stock to get it made up. I am excited though!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Baby Sewing!

I spent yesterday afternoon playing with a Mei Tai pattern! I had bought it a year and a half ago or so, hoping to use it for baby shower gifts. (pattern is from here: Sew Liberated )

I finally dug it out, and made up a quick one. I'll take pictures later, since my camera batteries are currently charging. I do like the way it turned out, minus the fabric choices. However, I really wasn't worried about it since it was a practice piece- it'll work for around the house doing chores! It seems much sturdier than I thought it would, and I have a few things I want to do just a bit differently on the next one. P.S. The cat LOVED it (haha!)

I've spent this morning on Etsy searching down fabrics for my 2nd version, and have most of it ordered now. I still need some heavier weight stuff for the straps, but can get that locally at Hancocks- and to save some cash, I'll wait until my next sales flier with coupon comes in - no point in spending more now when I've got about 7 months to get it done!

I have a few other projects in progress. A lap quilt for my Mom for next Christmas- I want to start early since I know it'll get hectic this fall with baby preparations. A baby quilt for my son's teacher who just found out that she'll be having a little girl this fall, and another baby quilt for friends who are currently expecting their first! (I really do think there's something in the water down here in Bama, but hey- I'm not complaining!)