Gender Neutral

September 14, 2009

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I have some friends that are expecting their first baby soon.  They didn’t find out the gender of the baby, so I didn’t have a definite direction to go.  I tried to find a happy medium with funky versions of some typical baby colors/ fabric styles.  These are pretty close to the nursery colors, and I figured the owl and elephant were pretty safe.  I’ve tried to applique onto a onesie before, and failed miserably with messy stitching and shifty fabric.  This time around,  I found a great product that really helped stabilize things, and I think it turned out beautifully!  I would have liked using contrasting thread for the stitching, but knew it would probably accent any mistakes I made.  I wasn’t sure how I’d do with this one, so I wasn’t brave or confidant enough to try that just yet.   Maybe the next go around!  I made up a burp cloth pretty quickly with some scraps I had left over and my newly discovered surger stitch.  All tied up with another scrap of fabric, I think it made for a pretty great gift.   Hope they like it!

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Littlest Girl Quilt

July 26, 2008

My sweet friends with the baby shower coming up found out their little babe is a girl, and I started to get wiggy about the quilt I’d made. It seemed gender neutral before, but all of a sudden seemed to look boyish. So I “whipped up” another one… I tweaked my original design and only used 7 different fabrics, made each square bigger, and used fewer squares. I also decided to try yarn ties instead of the zig-zag top stitching. Hope she likes it!!

Littlest Quilt

July 26, 2008

My dear friends are anxiously awaiting a precious little one’s arrival this Christmas. I am attending their baby shower really soon and wanted to make something extra special. Since Mama wouldn’t know the baby’s gender until a few days before the celebration, I went ahead and chose more neutral fabric designs and colors. The quilt measures approximately 28″ x 36″, filled with cotton batting, and backed with the yummiest flannel…

Headbands for Ellie

July 26, 2008

One of my friends wanted me to make some headbands for her 2 year old daughter. I had tons of fabrics for her to choose from, and she couldn’t narrow it down any further than 14 favorites. We decided on 7 reversible headbands so she wouldn’t have to keep track of quite so many! Here are a couple of shots of the finished products…