Thursday, September 2, 2010

Sewing projects galore

We're expecting a baby girl cousin to be born any day now and I just finished a cute quilt for her.  I made a little gift bag with the leftover fabric.  The bag can be used later for her to store some toys in.

The lighting was not cooperating today (or maybe it's the photographer's poor skills) so these pics are a bit dark.  But, anywho, here's the quilt I made.

My favorite detail is the flower trim I added at the seams of the strips.  This trim came from my grandmother many years ago and I was finally able to use it.  I think she would be pleased that it adorns a quilt made for her great granddaughter.

I had a great time making these pillows for my Etsy shop.  The black fabric is actually an upcycled corduroy skirt that a friend gave me. The back side of the larger pillow is black houndstooth check fabric upcycled from another skirt.  I found the doilies at thrift stores.  I've never seen a silhouette doily before.  I thought it was pretty cool.

I learned how to make these shabby cotton roses.  They are covering up where I attached two separate doilies together to make one large one.  

I also made two aprons for wedding shower presents but I was in such a rush to finish them that I didn't get any pictures. 

Now, I can start on this pile of fabric (actually they are all skirts, shirts, and pillow cases) to make more aprons and items for my Etsy shop.

Well, I'd better get off of the computer and back into the crafting room.  Don't forget about the Baby Button Nest give-away.  It ends on Tuesday.


  1. What a beautiful little quilt! The strips and little flowers are adorable! And the bag is a great idea!

    Can't wait to get back to my machine and sew...means I get to sit and work at the same time as opposed to standing at a 'canner'.

    Have a good day!

  2. I love the quilt, especially the daisy trim and the history. Cute bag too!

    And, VERY cute pillows! You are so creative.


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