Saturday, September 28, 2013

A quilt for my nephew

Last Sunday my new nephew was born!  I’m so very excited!  I live over 800 miles away from my family, so when a new baby is born I have to wait until our Christmas or summer vacation to see the new addition.  But, a few years ago we were lucky enough to have my husband’s brother and his family move in to our neighborhood.  And since then, we have welcomed two new nephews! 

The newest addition surprised us all by coming a month early, which meant I had to do some speedy sewing to get his little quilt finished.

charm pack baby quilt

I used two charm packs from the ‘Ten Little Things” line.  The fabric is so bright and colorful, I decided to keep the pattern simple and just sew the squares together. 

Loopy quilting on charm pack quilt

I thought big loopy quilting went best with the fabrics.   It’s fun and playful.

Ten Little Things Quilt

And of course, I had to go with the striped binding…..

Ten Little Things Finished Baby Quilt

Since we are a household of many girls, my only son is thrilled to welcome another boy cousin into the family!


Monday, September 9, 2013

My own Minky blanket

After making all these baby blankets, I decided I wanted a soft cuddly blanket of my own.  I found a fabric I loved, added minky for the back and a polka dot binding.  The result – my very own cuddle blanket.  Well almost, my kids tend to steal it from me when I’m not looking.

hexagon minky blanket

It’s super simple and only took two days.  One day to quilt it, one day to trim and bind it.

hexagon minky blanket 2

Because I live where it is very warm, I wanted to keep it lightweight.  So, I didn’t use any batting, just the cotton top and minky back.

hexagon minky blanket 3

I use it everyday.  Everyone should have one.   Hmmm. I’m thinking Christmas??