Baby Patchwork Quilt

I will be on the road for the next few days, but I will be back soon.  I have plans to add some new tutorials and once I am back to my regular printer that actually has a scanner, I will get going on it all.  I found this picture of the first quilt I made for Wyatt.  The fabric is all from JoAnn.  I love that place.  Even though they don’t have all the super cute fabric that you have to get online or at a quilting store, I still love it.  Wyatt loves it too, cause he gets lots of Cheerios while he’s there to keep him happy, and there’s always lots of “mature” ladies to give him attention.

Baby Sling Pattern

I made this simple baby sling after Wyatt was born and although he didn’t really like it (translation: hated it), I thought the pattern was good.  I just did mine single layered because I used a home-decor weight fabric and I didn’t want it to be too hot for him in Arizona, but you can also make them with a lining.  You can find the pattern here.  It’s the same site that I got the shopping cart cover pattern from.  The author calls it a “pouch” sling.

Plans for applique project #2.

Now that I have completed my first applique project (or at least completed the applique part of the project), I can’t wait for my next.  I’ve had it visualized in my head as soon as I found the tutorial.  The hard part has been finding a pattern to go with my ideas.  One day I want to be able to draft patterns from scratch, but so far I pretty much need something to get started with that I can make changes to as I wish.  This is Kwik Sew 3150.  I’m gonna do the zip-up hoodie on the left, but add ribbing on the sleeves and bottom, and we’ll see what else.  And I have a special idea for the applique.  Don’t worry, it’s going to be cool (at least it is cool the way it looks in my head), it won’t be anything like a train or a boat.  After all, Wyatt is a big boy now and doesn’t have time for such childish things.

If anyone knows of a better pattern for a size 12m or 1, let me know!  It’s unfortunately a pretty limited selection.  I’m hoping to get working on this as soon as I get back from our summer in Virginia.

No birthday blues, just bunny cakes.

I have a condition called the birthday blues.  Some of you might have heard of it.  It comes once a year on my birthday, and sometimes even the week before.  But not this year.  My birthday was yesterday and I was in the best mood all day.  Joel had one of the guys in his office who knows how to do cake decorating make me two bunny cakes.  How could I have a bad day when I have two bunny cakes?  I can’t, that’s how.  So although this is not a sewing-post, is is about baking, so I think that counts.  And thanks so much to Kevin, he apparently stayed up until 4am making these for me.

Then yesterday afternoon my friend Kirsten and I and our kids went for a walk to the park.  Wyatt’s stroller got hijacked by Alliyah, so he got to ride home next to Kenzie.  Lucky boy!  That has nothing to do with sewing, but it was my birthday so I can write if I want to.  Write if I want to… Write if I want to… You would write to if it happened to you…

Brodie’s Applique.

So this is not a finished project, but my BSF Audy wanted to see some pictures of it in process, so here they are.  This is baby Brodie’s blanket.  I’m pretty sure his mom doesn’t have my blog address, so I think I’m safe.  I still have to bind the edges, but so far so good.  I used cotton on the top and minky a striped pile on the back.