Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Leaving on a ... Sailboat?

Nah, but I whipped up these yesterday evening for the two boys who won't get a baby quilt since they're not babies anymore and received theirs a while back, respectively this one and this one. Can't have them feeling jealous or left out, especially as one's the big brother of a recipient.

Needless to say, but lovely to brag anyway, I finished my baby quilts yesterday and they're looking really good after their wash. I'll be posting a bunch of pictures soon. Here's another teaser.

That being said, I'm having a fabulous week. On Sunday my sister and I went to see Dallas Buyers Club (go and see it if you haven't already) and tonight we're off to a concert. Then it's only one more workday for me and on Thursday morning I'm off to visit a bunch of lovely friends and their babies and toddlers in the UK. Which means I'm already pretty much in a holiday mood - and it feels so good.

Happy sewing!

Monday, 24 February 2014

Making my Deadline

Just one more side to be fixed during my break today and a wash tonight. Yep, I'll be taking these pretties with me on my holiday come Thursday. Don't you just love it when a plan comes together? I most certainly do.

More pics soon. Promised.

Happy sewing!

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Quilting Those Babies

Those delicious baby quilts I've been making, I mean.

I've been quilting away both Saturday and Sunday afternoon, taking my time and burying a lot of threads. Basically I'm sticking to easy straight line quilting next to the seams to accentuate the prints whilst keeping it simple.

Initially I was scared that the flannel back of the first quilt might pose some trouble but, thankfully, quilting has been a dream.

The second quilt follows mostly the same pattern but the centre piece is dealt with slightly differently.

To keep thread changes to a minimum I quilted the blue bits of both quilts before changing to grey. Both quilts lack only a few more lines. I badly want to get started on the binding because that is certainly something I could occupy myself with during the evenings after work. Most times I'm too tired to do anything creative much. However, I'm more confident than ever to make my deadline and deliver these quilts on time.

I hope you're all having a fantastic week and happy sewing!

Sunday, 2 February 2014

Sunday Stash #19

I spent a dull weekend in bed sleeping off a nasty cold but that's rather dull to talk about, isn't it? I'd rather look at the latest pretty additions to my stash and fantasise about the things I'm currently making as well as take a look at yours and fantasise some more. Come on and join the fun over at Molli's.

Alexander Henry - Heath in blue, Frau Tulpe Design - Circles in teal, Kokka - turquoise dots on brown

Happy Sunday and happy sewing!

Molli Sparkles