20 October 2014

Oh Baby

I'm going out of town with the family for a couple of days but wanted to check in with what I've been doing--trying to make lots of baby quilts! One of my favorites lately was this super girly version of Hot Cross Buns using a jelly toll of Bliss by Bonnie & Camille for Moda. It was a really difficult one to unwrap the jelly roll and cut into as the fabric has been out of print for a long time. But what else is fabric for?!
Hot Cross Buns in Bliss
I love the bright, happy colors and I think this little babe will love looking at it for some snuggles and tummy time!
Hot Cross Buns in Bliss
I think I would like a full sized girl version for myself and will be adding it to my "to do" list.

10 October 2014

a Spooky quilt

Awwwww, October. I heart your face. So glad you're here. To pay my true devotion, I've finally made you a quilt. You're welcome. 
Camille Roskelley's "Starlight" pattern using Witch Hazel fabric from Riley Blakc + Michael Miller Ta Dots = the perfect Halloween quilt to snuggle under.
I bought Camille's Starlight pattern about a year ago, and have been saving it until I could figure out the perfect fabrics to use with it. When I  bought some of Riley Blake's Witch Hazel fabric, suddenly it all made sense! Add some Michael Miller "Ta Dots," and we have the perfect Halloween quilt. YES!!!! When I look at my Halloween quilt, I see spider webs, candy corn, and witch hats! 
(Sidebar: Be sure to check Camille's pattern corrections before beginning...I should have waited to cut the big triangles to double-check that the smaller triangle units would be the same size. Whoops!)
Camille Roskelley's "Starlight" pattern using Witch Hazel fabric from Riley Blakc + Michael Miller Ta Dots = the perfect Halloween quilt to snuggle under.
We've already dragged this thing around through a corn maze, on a hay ride, and to the pumpkin patch.
Camille Roskelley's "Starlight" pattern using Witch Hazel fabric from Riley Blakc + Michael Miller Ta Dots = the perfect Halloween quilt to snuggle under.
Another great discovery in making this quilt? The "Cozy Stitches" print from Into the Woods was a perfect match for the back!
Camille Roskelley's "Starlight" pattern using Witch Hazel fabric from Riley Blakc + Michael Miller Ta Dots = the perfect Halloween quilt to snuggle under.
Aw, yeah. Check one more thing off my Halloween bucket list.

07 October 2014

Tone it Down

This is Olive. She is happy that her mama has finished her quilt, at last!
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Ever since she was a baby, Olive always clung to her pink blankie. I mean literally. That thing even managed to sneak its way into her 2-year birthday pictures.
oliveblankie
Photo taken by Katie Moss of Peekaboo Photography
www.peekaboophotos.com
Back in January, after YEARS of dirt and slobber, Olive and I had a little talk about saying goodbye to dear (nasty) blankie. I told her I would make her a new one and she was very happy with this idea.
I didn't get started on it right away, I wasn't even sure what I wanted to make her or which fabrics to use. A few months ago, I started working on Lissa Alexander's "Tone it Down" quilt (February 2014 issue of American Patchwork and Quilting) using in my Into the Woods fabric. Olive came in and saw me working on the first block. 
"Oooooo!" she said excitedly, "my quilt!!!" 
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Alrighty, then!
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I really had fun making this one special for her, even using some of the Into the Woods strike offs that didn't make the final cut. One of a kind, just like my sweet girl.