Thursday, January 21, 2010

Baby Diapers

Who doesn't love cute tiny diapers?

I had made a bunch of cloth diapers when my second was in diapers. As I was pregnant with my third and already had all the diaper making supplies on hand, why not make a few more. It turned out to be five new ones. Three flannel and two terry fitted cloth diapers. Having a snap press didn't hurt either.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

I Spy Quilt

A while ago I had come across a woman who made I Spy quilts for children. I thought it was a great idea. Her quilts had very intricate patterns with much smaller squares.

I had just completed some projects with some Fancy Nancy fabric and had a bit left. It was so cute I wondered what I could do with it.

I cut two 4" squares and remembered the I Spy idea. Mine would be like that but maybe more of a matching quilt with two of each pattern. I looked through my fabric stash and cut out many more 4" squares. It was really neat to remember all my old projects made with the different fabrics. This quilt was to be a gift for my third baby who would be born in a few months. What a neat history for her too.

I decided to use 2" sashing and 4" borders. The entire quilt was made from fabric I had in the house. The backing is fleece and there is no batting.

It was a lot of fun creating the pattern and figuring out how to put it all together. My kids offered their opinions and I also took a few pictures of the different configurations to help me decide.

Finally done!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Texture Quilt Revisited

I've enjoyed making different texture quilts and was planning to make one for my new baby. As I was thinking more about it, I had the idea to make the different squares into appliqués.

It was a lot of fun planning and finding images to use. I used iron on adhesive to hold the appliqués as I stitched them down. A great tip!

It turned out bigger than I initially planned, but I like it even better this way. I found a neat, soft and bumpy fabric for the backing.