Last week I was asked to make a fire fighter themed baby quilt. Um, yes of course I would love to. Chandon sent me a picture of a valance that was already hanging in the babies room to use for inspiration. It had a lot of black, orange, and yellow colors in it. I already had some Dalmatian fabric and spotted fabric in my stash. I have been hanging on to it for just the right quilt. I used EQ7 to come up with this baby quilt pattern.
Drum roll please……Here is the finished quilt.
The picture is a little crooked. I am not the best at taking photos. Some times I forget all together to take one because I am too excited to give the person their quilt. Here it is with out a flash.(No photo editing Tim.)
I took the finished quilt to Chandon this morning and she loved it. Yay! I am always afraid that they aren’t going to like it. This has happened to me once that I know of. I am going to create a pdf file with the instructions for this quilt some time soon. Until my next post. God bless and happy sewing.
I am having a give away on my fabric postcard blog. If you would like to enter go here.
I stitched out this shirt for Andrew last night. They are having an Easter party tomorrow at preschool. I love the chocolate bunny with raggy ears and a tail. The brown fabric has letters on it. The bunny applique design is from Applique Alley.I also stitched out this cross for a mug rug. I love the pink and black color combo. I am thinking of making a mini log cabin block to go with it in pink and black.The cross was designed by Applique Momma.
A customer brought me this sunbonnet Sam quilt to quilt for her. The fabrics she used for Sam’s clothing are too cute.
I made these two mug rugs for a swap over at Quilting Gallery. They are the first mug rugs that I have made. I hope my partner likes them.
I put this applique and embroidery design together today using Embird. I am going to stitch it onto a shirt for Andrew. The astronaut applique design is from Applique Frenzy. The planet and stars are a free design from the net. The embroidery font is also from Applique Frenzy. It is called Giggles and Grins. Applique Frenzy was recommended on Facebook by Applique Alley. (Whom I LOVE by the way.) I have a ton of her designs. Seriously, too many.
I made this Alabama Christmas ornament using a circle tag applique design from Applique Momma. I added the A from a design I already had. I used my Janome 350e Embroidery Machine to stitch it out.
I designed this easy baby quilt pattern on EQ7 using 5 inch squares in shades of blue. Click on the link below to print the pattern. It is in PDF format. If you can’t open PDFs email me and I will send you a copy in .doc or .odt format to open in Word or Libre.
Down Load the Blue Charm Quilt Pattern in a PDF
Do you ever find yourself blog hopping from one place to another and come across a blog that you can’t believe you haven’t hopped to before? This morning I hopped over to Amy Bayliss’ blog Cajun Joie de Vivre. I was on my Pinterest board about tips for home. I pinned a home made hand soap tutorial made by Amy the other day. I wrote down the instructions to try. I have very dry skin from washing my hands so much. Usually when I go to a blog I browse to see what other information it provides.
Amy has a series of posts about housekeeping. I was intrigued. I struggle with finding the balance of being a stay at home mom of 3 boys, a wife, a christian, and working from home. She wrote a short post on this topic titled, But I’m No Maid, Getting Over the Maid Syndrome. I read it and a light bulb went off. I am blessed with so much from God. I asked to be a wife, mother, and an employee. I received these blessings and need to be thankful daily for them. I don’t want to say to much about the post. Please go read it. I know there are other ladies struggling with the same feelings and situations.
I was surfing Pinterest and came across a pin about how to hang a quilt. It is super easy and just had to share it. The tutorial is from Amy @ Amy a La Mode. Definitely gonna try this.