Friday Finish - Robot Baby Quilt






Here is another baby quilt I worked on this past summer and delivered in September.  I got this fabric and made the blocks so many years ago I can't remember the designer or name of it.  At the time I wanted to try "improv style", which for me is really rather difficult.  I'm much better at following the rules!

This was another commission from my sister-in-law, and it now lives in Rome with her friend's little boy.

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Friday Finish - Drawstring bags

So, unfortunately my good bud Nicole is moving back home to Philadelphia next week.  Although I've known this was coming for a while, I am pretty sad about this.  Not only was she a good friend to me and a great auntie for Olivia, she was a fellow knitter!  And over here at least, finding someone under the age of 70 who knits is a rarity.  I never would have had the courage to try a cardigan if it wasn't for her.  (She has also been my Downton Abbey buddy for two years!  Who am I going to watch it with now… my husband??)
So besides chipping in for a nice big Amazon gift certificate with the other expat gals, I wanted to make her a little something that would keep me in her thoughts, especially when she pulls out her knitting needles.  I decided a few project bags would do the job.  
I had a lot of fun looking through my stash to find coordinating fabrics.  After a quick run to the merceria, I had matching cotton twill!  

First I did two with some beautiful AMH Field Study.


Then I made one for myself.


Then I had to make two small ones for my daughter and my friend's daughter.


I got the idea from this tutorial but also watched this very helpful video.  I don't think I'm done making these bags yet, but I'm going to keep that under my hat for right now.

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Friday Finish - Wee Wander Baby Quilt





Do you remember the Wee Wander quilt I made for my little girl?  I made it using the Lemon Pepper quilt pattern (I adore this pattern!), and made extra blocks so I would be able to squeeze a baby quilt out of it.  It uses a Wee Wander pink bundle, some Michael Miller Cotton Couture solids, some Mirror Dots, and some Briar Rose strawberries.

A request came in July for a friend of my sister-in-law's, so I quilted it and embroidered the baby's name and birthdate on it.  The quilt was made over the summer and delivered in September.  I actually made two baby quilts for my sister-in-law, but I'll save the second one for next Friday.

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WIP Wednesday - Um, I accidentally started a new quilt...






Hello everyone - Happy New Year.

I know it's been a while since I showed my face around these parts - seems to be an annual thing.  Every fall the blog gets neglected for a bit.  But fear not fellow makers - the lack of writing does not signify a lack of making - the exact opposite!  I have a bit of a backlog of things to show you, but today I wanted to show you a new project.  

I fell in love with Mary's Flying Snowball quilt last spring, and decided that I had to do one in a twin size for my little girl.  I had planned to do this year, but ended up starting it a few days ago.  I had some time in my sewing room, and instead of tediously pinning my Single Girl blocks (started in October), I decided to do a trial block using my new Flying Snowball templates, (bought here) and a beautiful bundle of sweet retro prints, (bought here).  I ended up working away all afternoon cutting and sewing nine blocks!  

I stopped there for the night, and thought about turning it into a baby quilt for one of the two new baby girls we know awaiting quilts.  However, as we are very close to getting Olivia a big girl bed, I decided to continue on and make it a twin size for her.  If I'm going to have to walk her back to bed 100 times a night, at least I'll get to see a pretty new quilt on her bed each time!  (Ugh I am SO not looking forward to her being free at night!)

I'll leave you with a Christmas picture of my little one.  This was her third Christmas but by far the most work to get her to pose and smile properly!  My husband does the lights and picture-taking, and I'm in charge of hair&makeup, wardrobe, and smiles!



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