Sunday, January 30, 2011

The big reveal!

This quilt is happily in the arms of its new owner, and it seems like just in time since new York City is getting record snow fall this winter. From what I have heard, the quilt is already getting lots of cuddling time.

I had just enough fabric left to piece a strip on the back.
And here a closeup. I was going for a cute baby/quilt portrait but it turns out that is physically impossible to get a 15 month old to sit still and look at the camera at the same time. I think I will try bribery next time.

Also, there is some exciting news related to this quilt but I need to wait a few more days before spilling the beans.

Sunday, January 09, 2011

The beginnings of another quilt

This quilt is a surprise birthday gift for a very dear friend. I only have a couple of weeks to get it done but the design isn't too complicated. I don't want to get too detailed about the design just in case the birthday happens to check this blog but hopefully the grand reveal won't be too far off.
These grays, oranges and yellows have been singing to me for a while so I really can't wait to get this baby put together. They all came from Fabricworm. It was soooooo much fun getting to pick them out (with Arlene's help).
I'll keep you posted!

Saturday, January 08, 2011

2010 Projects

Since there is no way I would be able to find the time to get individual posts for all the projects I did during the last couple of months of 2010, here is one big, mega post of projects galore.

Here is a sample apron I made for a sewing class that I offered at Birch Fabrics.
Here is a sample skirt for another sewing class I taught at Birch.
Here is a quilt I made as a thank you present for our friend who let my husband stay with him for both of his trips back to NYC. Being nice enough to have a friend crash in your studio twice warrants a quilt. And maybe some matching throw pillows...
In honor of all the teething going on around Halloween, it only seemed fitting that Lila dress up as a vampire. I made her a little cape, a stuffed bat and appliqued some "blood" drops on her tunic.
I made this lovely dress and jacket and blogged about it over here.
I made this tote with a matching mini-purse for a friend's birthday.

I made us all new stockings based on the pattern and tutorial I created here.
I made this little cutie and blogged about it here.
And finally, one of the many sets of pot holders I made for holiday presents.

Sadly, I didn't photograph most of my holiday presents because I was too busy sewing and mailing. They were all super cute, but you will just have to take my word on it.

So goodbye 2010 and hello 2011, a year of crafting and blogging!

Hello 2011!

I can't believe it has been so long since my last blog post here. So so sorry - excuses, excuses, blah blah blah. My goal for 2011 is to get back into posting about my projects. Things are so busy around here with a toddler that just getting time to sew has been tough enough. Actually blogging about the projects too would have been a miracle.

Here is my first quilt for 2011. I have FIVE babies coming in the next few months so I figured the lull after the holidays would be a perfect time to get a jump start on making some presents. The new line of Dr. Seuss prints are so freakin' cute that I had to add them to my stash. Luckily, so many of my friends decided to have babies so I was never at a loss for what to do with the fabric.

Since the prints are pretty busy, I decided to keep my piecing simple. I also kept the back simple too. Everyone's eyes are going to need a break from those wild prints.

I had fun with the quilting and used Guetterman's painted yellow thread. The change in colors adds a little fun to the quilting, especially on the back side.

I can't wait to get this one in the mail and off to the soon-to-be-new parents.