Sunday, February 27, 2011

Baby Shower Gift

I few weeks ago I attended my first baby shower. It was for a work colleague and it was loads of fun. I decided to make hand made gifts for the baby. I made a green bambino. These are great to make. The pattern is a Melly and Me and I purchased a pack of fabric made up for this specific project from Gail B. It takes the pain out of choosing matching fabric.
I also made a small pram sized quilt or mat. Its my first attempt at a square in a square patten. I am pleased with the results, however some of my blocks are not as crisp as I would like them to be.
Here are the individual squares.
The green,
The blue,
The red. And here is the whole quilt, ta da.
It was lovely to see my colleague and friend open this hand made gift. As she did, she mouthed at me "did you make this?" To which a nodded shyly as my heart swelled with pride. I will miss this lovely lady at work as she begins her new journey as a mother. I wish her and her family all the very best and hope to see her soon.

Notice Board

I brought this sewing themed fabric from funky fabrix about 3 years ago. I just love it. I always planed to turn it into a fabric and ribbon notice board. Perfect for putting business cards, invitations and special paper keepsakes in. I have finally got around to making it and these are the results.
I am pleased with the results.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Baby Quilt

We have a new nephew.
I have made him a special present, a beautiful bright quilt.
3 years ago (before I was a blogger) I made his big brother one when he arrived. This quilt was the second one I had ever made. I think that it was beautiful too.
Happy, sunny, patchwork, just lovely!