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elodie the elephant

July 11, 2012
This softie was a gift to Bailey on her birthday.  Unfortunately, Elodie the Elephant hatched out of the wrapping paper to hear “no like it” as B promptly handed Elodie over to me.  Apparently she is now “Mommy’s”.   Which is okay, because I love Elodie!!  She is adorable, pigeon-toed with massive ears and a shy face. 

The pattern is from 101 Great Ways to Sew a Metre and was fairly simple to make.  The fabric is leftover from one of my favorite vintage sheets on ebay, with soft grey velvet for the under ears.

I hope Bailey one day learns to love Elodie, but for now the sweet softie can receive cuddles from me.

children, create, feature, quilt, sew

baby girl quilt

July 9, 2012
I have a British niece!  My sister-in-law had Amelie on 17th May and everyone is healthy and happy.  In preparation, I made a boy’s and girl’s quilt for the new baby. 
This is my husband’s favorite quilt ever and it’s definitely one of mine as well (it has my beloved bunting!!).  I can see making many more of these.  It’s just so sweet with the whimsical bunting across the white cotton front. 

Like the boy quilt I made, the fabric is taken from Amy Butler’s “Soul Blossoms”, although the backing is from a different collection.  I only machine quilted the bunting “string”, nothing more.  This makes for a lovely, poofy-in-parts quilt which is so pleasing to lie on.  I didn’t use a pattern, but instead stole inspiration from Google images for “bunting quilt”.  It’s simple enough to do. 

The back is a simple pink and white patterned fabric.

children, create, fabric, feature, quilt, sew

baby boy quilt

July 9, 2012

Well, since my sister-in-law had a beautiful baby girl instead of another beautiful boy, I have a spare baby boy quilt.

I love the way it turned out.  The blocks were all machine sewn, but the quilting was done completely by hand. 

The fabric is the more “boy” colors of Amy Butler’s “Soul Blossoms” fabric although the back is from a differnt fabric collection.  The pattern is Sugar Baby Quilt by Moda.

I love the quilting on this one!

Hopefully a friend will have a boy soon… for now it is covering our crib.  In case this Autumn arrival of ours is a boy, maybe it will forever live here.

children, create, fabric, feature, quilt, sew

little apples quilt

June 12, 2012
A finish to report!  The weather is too wet to hang it outside for photos, so inside it is.  This wonky 9-patch quilt pattern is from Block Party by Alissa Haight Carlton & Kristen Lejnieks.  Little Apples fabric by Aneela Hoey for Moda– it’s what determined the colors for Bailey’s room!  I love the red and turquoise combo.  This is for Bailey’s big girl bed.  She moved into it a few months earlier than I expected, so I’ve been madly sewing trying to add some color to her otherwise plain white bed.
And with the weather so far this “summer”, she’ll need the extra blanket to stay warm!

The 27 blocks are all hand sewn and then sashing and quilting was done by machine.  For the quilting I did straight horizontal lines above each row (stitch in the ditch) and then outlined each inner “square” of the block (in the ditch again).  It washed beautifully and now I’m just waiting for it to dry!



The little girls in the fabric are so sweet, here is one hula-hooping.  I just love the material and think it’s perfect for a little girl’s room.

I used the turquoise Little Apples print for the back.  I have yards and yards left over so I will probably be making more room goodies for her out of this material!

Not sure how this will ever dry in this damp June weather.  I hope it does before Bailey’s bedtime tonight… I can’t wait much longer to see it on her bed!
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