2020 is here and I hope it brings you much happiness, joy, and good health!
I have a new sewing project: a quilt for our soon-to-be seven-year-old grandson.
When I was visiting him in November, I noticed that the quilt he was using was starting to fall apart. He loves airplanes and his favorite color is green. This fabric was perfect for the backing! I purchased backing fabric and blue fat quarters several years ago and there they sat.
Going through my fabric stash, I found several greens that would play well together with the blues. Solid white will round out the color scheme.
The quilt front will be blues, greens, and white. The backing fabric will tie it all together.
Les Monsieurs by Tamara Kate for Michael Miller Fabrics #DC6095
Knitting projects are still hanging in there. More about them soon.
What are you working on?
Mr. Aitch’s niece is expecting a baby boy in July and the baby shower was last Saturday. I already posted about the quilt I made so here are the rest of the gifts.
Included are one dozen burp cloths that coördinate with the quilt. Because ALL babies want to be coördinated. =)
Three pieces of grey and white flannel: stars, diamonds, and buffalo check.
Mixed and matched for variety.
A baby sized dopp bag (box bag) for pacifiers, ointments, cotton swabs, or any other item that needs to be corralled inside a diaper bag made with leftover fabric from the quilt.
And a larger box bag for, well, larger things, also from leftover quilt fabric.
I love those bears!
Both bags together.
Everything goes well together!
A dust cover would be more like it.
Now that I’m semi-retired (I went back to work two days a week. Shhh.) access to a copier is very limited. I don’t know about you but I prefer to have my knitting patterns stay flat as opposed to being curved in a book that likes to close. Anyway, we needed a copier at home. And a scanner. And one that does both. In color. And maybe a fax. Just because. But not necessary. And it had to be laser for crisp, clear print.
No tutorial because every printer-copier-scanner-fax is a different size.
Fabric from my stash and fusible fleece.
Quilted in a grid. Just followed the print on the fabric. Muslin lining. (It must have been in my stash a l-o-n-g time as it was only 36 inches wide!)
Sewed up the side seams. Added my label.
My aunt had a milestone birthday last month and I sent her a goodie box filled with fruits, muffins, breads, and a special handmade gift.
Her iPad has a factory Smart Cover to protect it but when she takes it out of the house she doesn’t have any way to carry it except in a way-too-large tote bag.
And since I am on this sewing and quilting kick, I sewed and quilted one for her.
In red and purple.
Two of her favorite colors.
With a bit of pink since that was what I had in my stash.
The darker red is actually part of a skirt I had that I ripped apart.
The closure is actually two buttons sewn on together.
The strap is padded with a couple of layers of quilt batting as most tablets have a bit of weight to them and I wanted it comfortable enough to carry over a wrist or in the hand.
It’s just machine quilted in a grid.
Lined with red cotton and light blue flannel (because that’s what I had).
I schootched the lining out a bit before I top stitched around the edge so it almost looks like piping.
To be totally truthful…this is the second one I made for her. The first one fit my iPad but not hers as her Smart Cover adds an inch or so to the overall size. My sister took the smaller one for her tablet so it all worked out.