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!)


Elizabeth said...

Dear quiltfriend,
My sister is, after an exiting period, finaly pregnant of her first baby.
Now I would like to make a bright-colored quilt for her. To welcome the baby to this world
with a quilt from patches from all over the world. I try to collect scraps of 12x12 cm (5x5 inch).
Do you have a piece of fabric that may be suitable, perhaps you would sent it to me.
I would really like to use it!

Many thanks and warm greetings,
Elizabeth Kremer
Wedderweg 91
9665 JM Oude Pekela