I’m already stashing away baby quilts for my grandbabies – and I’m not even 40 yet! This is one that I’ve been working on for over a year. I shared the hand quilting process last September as a WIP.
The fabric is a beautiful panel from the Origami Oasis collection by Tamara Kate.
This would be called a wholecloth quilt since I didn’t piece any parts together. I decided to quilt around each of the birds and animals (and the trees!) by hand with pearl cotton. Sheesh! It was very easy but took much longer than I had expected. I learned the technique from Hand Quilting: Heirloom Design & Technique on Craftsy. Great class.
Then I decided to sew the binding on differently than I ever have before. I hand stitched it down on the front (instead of the back of the quilt as usual) and let my stitches show instead of hiding them.
I absolutely love how it turned out. Now to wait for those grandbabies, lol. That’s okay, my oldest is only 11. I can wait.
Sew an organizer covered with pockets that you can hang in your closet! This easy sewing project is great for organizing sewing and craft supplies, fashion accessories, bathroom necessities, gift wrappings, and more. There are pockets on both sides plus a big interior pocket so every bit of space is used. I’ll show you easy step by step instructions for sewing this organizer and putting it to use in your home. Get sew organized today.
At my daughter Chloe’s high school (can you believe my baby started high school???), the lunch lines are so long that she has been skipping lunch! She’s always starving by the time she gets home because she doesn’t want to carry a big lunch bag as well as her heavy backpack – poor girl!
I am so in love with the beautiful look of simple patchwork quilts with lots of squares. This is the perfect way to use up fabric scraps like I did, or you can make a beautifully coordinated quilt with pre-cut 2 1/2’’ square fabric pieces that come in mini-charm packs.
I’m also in love with the process. If you feel like quilt making is your escape from the world and sitting down to sew for a few hours makes your troubles fade away… this is the quilt for you!
Sew an easy beautiful apron with this free sewing pattern that only uses one yard of fabric! Whether you are sewing for yourself or for a friend, an apron always comes in handy and makes a great gift. This blog post includes a link to a free template that I digitized for you.
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Lovely way of making this one. I love the quilting around the drawings and also along the edges.
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GORGEOUS!!! Well worth all the time & love you put into it!!! Awesome job!!!
This is a beautiful quilt… and some lucky baby will love it, I am sure. The nicest thing about making quilts for grandchildren so early is that you don’t need to rush to finish them.
Very pretty quilt! I really love the binding 🙂 Beautiful work!
Your quilt is beautiful!! I love it!!
Your quilt is yummy! Could you post the approximate dimensions of it? Thanks!
Thank you Karen! I wanted it to be square so I cut the fabric about 42"x42".
Love your baby quilt. So cute!
What a beautiful quilt! I love that even though your kids are still young you’re stashing handmades away for future grand babies! 🙂
Love the quilt, you did a great job on it.
I always love trying something different! LOVE THE BINDING!
Caroline, Thanks for showing us your Quilting/Crafting space. How I envy you with all of it. And I have to say you have organized it well. At least you can find what you want without spending all day trying to find it. Also, I am new to you and I have enjoyed all the post you have given us. Keep up the good work and I am glad that you have given some space to your husband so you can be with one another.
Again Thanks again. Helen