Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Sewing for baby

These are the things I created for my baby while I was pregnant. I finished the quilt the day before she was born. I haven't done any sewing since. I'm so glad I made them when I did because I'm not sure when I will find the time and space to sew again.
The ball is hand sewn using English paper piecing. The blue triangles are from a thrifted shirt and the other fabrics are from my stash.
The doll is made from wool felt. I made the pattern up as I went along and I love the way she turned out. She has removable clothes so I can make different outfits for her later. Her dress is reversible too.
My Mum often gives me little bundles of fat quarters for my birthday and Christmas. I gathered together a collection of warm browns to make this baby quilt. It's a traditional nine patch, machine pieced and quilted using my walking foot.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Mum's quilt finally finished

This quilt has been a long time in the making. I finally finished it last December for my Mum's birthday and now I'm finally posting about it.
The pattern is based on the coin quilts at Be Be Bold Quilts but their website doesn't seem to exist anymore.

After too long procrastinating about hand quilting it, I had it professionally machine quilted and I love the result.
The fabrics are Japanese. It all started when I was given some pieces of lovely blue and white Japanese fabric for my birthday. I continued to collect Japanese prints in red and blue until I had enough for this quilt.