Monday, July 29, 2013

Custom Snuggle Blanket

Last week, I received a custom order in my shop for a snuggle blanket. The buyer wanted it to look as much like my Vintage Baby one as possible. She sent me the fabrics and I got to work.



The challenge was that the fabric pieces she sent me were leftovers from another project. I had to be careful not to waste any of it, because for several of the prints, I literally used all of it. I love the yellow, aqua, and brown combination for a baby boy and hope the new mommy enjoys it too.

{Credit} Fabric: Prints from Seaside by October Afternoon for Riley Blake and Heirloom by Joel Dewberry for Free Spirit. Back is cuddle fleece from JoAnn. Pattern: Original.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Frolic Variation Quilt Block

This morning I decided to tackle a pile of leftovers from BasicGrey's Jovial line. I wanted to try something new and a little bit challenging - not paper piecing, or partial seams, or anything crazy - just a little more time-consuming.


McCall's Quilting website has an awesome library of traditional quilt blocks and instructions how to make each one. I went with the Frolic Variation. I like it because it looks complex without being over the top. There are very few seams to match up, so it's also very forgiving.

Lots of prepwork (and Lego man photo bomb):



The finished block.

I think this plus two more blocks would make a perfect table runner and maybe, at the rate I am finishing projects, I'll have it done in time for Christmas!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Simple Frames Baby Quilt Top

This week, I started a simple quilt top using some adorable nature prints, mostly from Robert Kaufman.


I'm thinking some applique needs to find a home somewhere in there, but I'm not sure what yet. It probably will be awhile before I finish this one, because I already started cutting out squares for two other new quilts. I don't know why I do that... It drives me crazy, but I can't help it.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Simple Dresser Runners

I recently finished up some very simple runners for my daughter's dresser and nightstand. They are whole-cloth and loosely machine quilted. The fabric is Hip Happy by Lizzie B Cre8tive for Henry Glass.


We were given her bedroom furniture by a neighbor. It's in good condition, but definitely "well-loved." The tops of the dressers are pretty scratched up from the years of use, but I had no desire to refinish or repaint.  I figured the easiest solution was to cover both of them with fabric.





With the runners in place, the furniture looks almost new. My mom also whipped up some simple curtains to complete the look. One room down...four to go!