Thursday, August 30, 2012

Poppy's finished quilt

I finished the "rainbow" quilt for my little girl today. 

Here's some pictures of the process..

Starting out and making sure I like the colors

Onto heart placement

This hear won out

Adding borders


Binding Finished!

The rainbow quilt is complete!

When my daughter gets here on November 26th (or thereabouts)
I hope she'll like it too..
 I'm very pleased with the way it turned out. I have a lot of fabric left over to do various pillows and mats, and baba's and possibly a big brother quilt.

Not that I have a need for any of these things but I cannot stop my need to nest.


Thursday, August 23, 2012

Baby Poppy's quilt

So I have started on Baby Poppy's quilt. Here's the end result.

My final layout. I am in love. 

Here's how I started.
The pattern- to be repeated 3 more times in mirror image.

The first layout- the navy really throws off the colors and is too dark  so....

I found a new blue to fit better within the color scheme.

My pattern weights during cutting and marking

My final layout. I am in love. 
Mu intention is to have 3/4" ivory sashing pieced inbetween the triangles, not to applique. The only applique will be the heart in the center.

Here's the mock-up I worked from.

Now, after this is a thousand more things I want to do for her and my son.

But, first things first, MUST FINISH QUILT.


Saturday, August 18, 2012

what should I make?

I have this wonderful fabric that is crying out for a fabulous creation. But what should I make it into?

My first idea was a dress, but it's a fairly large print, which can make it hard to turn into a garment without the repeat becoming well, an eyesore. Skirts can work better with large repeats I have found. But perhaps a maternity dress? Or should I just horde it for when the inspiration makes itself clear? Maybe a Baby dress, with matching booties?? Oh, be still my beating heart. So wonderful!!!!

Here are some great ideas. Not sure which I want yet.

I've also been going through one of my most favorite sewing books, Handmade Beginnings by Anna Maria Horner. 

I was thinking of making those little booties on the cover, and maybe that dress. You should really pick up this book. Great stuff in there. She also blogs about her creations, needlepoints, fabrics, quilts and the like.

I'm perpetually in love with everything she does.

Well, first I MUST finish Poppy's quilt, then we can do baby clothes.!!!! My Mom is soooo excited. Baby stuff is her favorite. I should hope so, she did have 10 children.


Monday, August 13, 2012

Poppy's Quilt

Update: 8:41 pm
I finished the mock up of the quilt.

I really like it. It's looks a little Care Bear, but hey, I like care bears.

So, I finally bit the bullet (such a curious expression) and bought fabric for Poppy's Quilt.

Here's the crib we got her:

This was a great find, Baby Modena at

Her crib is sitting in a box in our garage right now. I'm waiting until my husband has a day off so we can put it together. It only takes one person to put it together, but another to keep my three year old entertained so as to not "help" us into oblivion.

I found the inspiration for her quilt.

Here are the fabrics I picked out. I had originally wanted red and navy, but decided to go rainbow.

I'm so excited about these. I'm working on the quilt pattern right now!!!

Here's another tidbit I found I think may go in to her room.


I'm trying not to be too stiff when it comes to things for her/our son's room. It's ok if they all don't match some master color scheme or plan. It's ok if my son would prefer ToyStory sheets and blanket from Target as opposed to a handmade quilt.
I get so inspired from all the masterfully decorated nurseries I see out there. (I'm looking at you pinterest) but again. It's a room. A place to live.... and I must remind myself that over and over again. So it's not quite amazing, or perfect or even matching. 

It's just a room....not a museum.