OK so how many of us have fabric that we've been collecting for finishing work?? I always pick up fabrics that catch my eye for finishing off my stitching into little pillows and ornaments and such. Well recently I have been intrigued with the idea of quilting. A sweet stitching friend of mine has been giving her sewing machine a good workout by making aprons, sewing machine mats and quilt squares. So last week I started watching youtube videos. My favroites so far is
Missouri Quilt Company
Missouri Quilt Co
SHINY HAPPY WORLD
Shiny Happy World
Fon's and Portter Love of Quilting
fon's and portter
A friend of mine had a sweet baby back in January and yesterday I finally made it out there to pay them a visit. OMG what a precious baby. My friend was born to be a mother and sweet Grace was meant to be her daughter... seriously I mean this. I walked into the house and my friend had the baby wrapped in a swaddle hooked to her and was pulling a blueberry crumb cake from the oven that she backed with blueberries from her garden and eggs from her ducks. She lives on a small little farm with her husband. So immediately the sight melted my heart but my heart was melted by the sweet soul she and her husband created. Was a blessed baby this is to have so much love being spilled on her.
So last year when she announced she was pregnant I immediately started stitching her birth sampler. I choose American Baby Sampler by Willow Hill Samplings. I believe this pattern may be OOP. This is such a simple design and I've stitched this once before fo my cousins boy who is now 7. I can see myself stitching this again for future babies :)
Okay so here are some pictures of the finished piece. If you notice the corner pockets...since the piece was so small instead of trying to tackle a hanging piece to use on the back I jut added the corner pockets in which they can just use a dowel rod and hang it from a picture hook. But in my next finish I will try and do a hanger on the back.
First time EVER doing a binding... so much easier than I thought it would be!!
The corner pocket
The finished piece
What a joy it was to work on this. And it was greatly appreciated.... Next up is this. This is going to be a birthday gift for my brother.
So if you have ever thought about trying your hand at quilting go ahead and do it. It is easier than you think :D