Monday, August 10, 2009

more sewing projects

There are few words to convey my excitement over this project....

MY FIRST REAL QUILT!!!!

It's a baby quilt that I made for a good friend's daughter. After I made it I found out that it's the only handmade quilt she has... my kids each have 2, plus afghans for each. (All made by friends/family- I was too busy having the kids!) Anyway, I couldn't be happier with the way it turned out and I'm so pleased to know that it is special to her as well. The fabric is several years old, from Joann's that I got on clearance because I'd just had my second daughter and knew that I could "use it". 5 yrs. later I'm finally making something and it's not for my own kid :)
Next up, Daddy's father's day gift-


That's a chaise lounge in my parent's room, and it couldn't be more perfect there. I used charm squares from Cotton Blossoms. I'm in L-O-V-E with that line. I wanted to do a sepia photo of Daddy's boat, and iron it on in the middle. After several attempts where the iron-on image looked like junk, I just traced it and embroidered it instead. Perfect. Dad thinks so too!
Hopefully more crafty goodness next weekend. I have 3 tops cut out but not yet sewn together, and that is the priority for the next sewing day.
Hope you have a great day-
C.

4 comments:

Kate said...

I LOVE that pillow! So cute!
So you have a Helena, too? Ours is Hel-A-Na, how do you pronounce yours?

Shealynn Benner said...

That quilt and pillow are VERY cute! :)

I have read the Marked/House of Night series! LOVE them!! I am looking forward to the next one that coming in October. :)

Thanks for stopping by! Hope to see you again soon!

Pamela said...

Thanks for stopping by and entering my giveaway! Happy quilting!

Kristin Reinhard said...

Wow looks great! Hope you are doing well.

Sent you a blog award on my blog :)