Thursday, January 19, 2012

A Quilt or Two!


From time to time I get a sewing bug that I just can't itch. It comes and goes really, because in between those time I rarely enter my sewing room but when it does come, oh the glorious productivity! 

Back in late May I made these quilts, one for Jonas and one for our playroom. Deirdre loves gnomes so when I saw the gnome fabric I caved. She already has a quilt (her fairy baby quilt) so I don't think she really needs another right now (besides the Christmas one I just made her). 

Jonas on the other hand did not yet have a baby quilt (he is almost 2) so I hopped on that project as well. The results are above. Once I finished, I sent these off to be machine top quilted. So when I got them back in late June, there they sat ready to be bound. 

The cowboy fabrics that I used for Jonas' quilt came from a dear friend Linnea and her daughter Rachael. The backing was a Michael Miller Cowboy print. I really love the look of them all together. The fabrics from the gnome quilt were from Moda's "Wee Folks" line, including the mushroom print backing. I used a charm pack for the front as well. All together I really like them. 

You must be asking yourself at this point, so why are they just now finished? Well that is the sad part really. I spent all of July packing up our house and refused to let myself do any sewing or projects so that I could pack up my sewing room. Then one month after we moved in, I found out that I was pregnant. I spent September to early November terribly sick with Hyperemesis only to just feel better by December- which was Christmas crafting time! So finally here comes January and the perfect time to finish the quilts (not to mention Jonas' 2nd birthday is in a few weeks so that is a perfect time to give him his quilt). I also want to begin the baby's quilt and I told myself I would not touch it until I was done with the other two. It also doesn't help that I HATE to bind quilts. I just hate it. 

But it is done, and I am very happy with them both. I am still undecided as to whether I will machine quilt the baby's quilt myself or send it off to the quilt lady. I quilted the Christmas quilt totally by myself and I was happy with it but the quilt lady still does an awesome job and she charges maybe $20. We will see! 

I am in full baby nursery mode right now too. I believe nesting as set in some. I also have two projects to finish in time for Jonas birthday- his Waldorf doll and a pair of big boy pajamas. Here is hoping that I get ot all done!

Until then I leave you with an awesome quote and a few photos of the fleece tie blanket I made Jonas. 

Daily Quote or Verse: 
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Hate multiplies hate, violence multiplies violence, and toughness multiplies toughness in a descending spiral of destruction...The chain reaction of evil -- hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars -- must be broken, or we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation." 
-Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 






8 comments:

  1. OH my Nicole, these quilts are just soooooo gorgeous. It's funny I was thinking about trying to find some cowboy fabric for Benny to make him some trousers, and this is perfect. I'm glad that you're feeling better, there is nothing worse than feeling sick! Love to you, you clever lady x

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    1. Would you like the left over fabric I have? I have a few blocks and about 3/4 a yard of the backing leftover? I'd be happy to mail it to you :)

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    2. oh you lovely lady, I would adore it (as would Benny) My email address is laura.whalen@yahoo.ie if you email me I can give you my address. Oh you're so very kind, and I'm sure I'll find a wee something to mail back in return :-) x x

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    3. I sent you an email Laura! Trust me you'll be doing me a favor by helping me use up my stash!

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  2. I Love that cowboy fabric it's so cute I love the vintage look of it!! Looks like you've been creating lots of goodness!! Oh how I love crafting too!! Have a great day mama.

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    1. Thank you! I hope you have a great day as well!

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  3. I love all your bright colours - and the gnome fabric is adorable!! Can't go past gnomes. I might have to ask my mother-in-law to teach me how to quilt... I often dream about a quilt like on the movie How to Make An American Quilt, where they all make Winona Ryder's character a special square each that has special meaning to them :-)

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    1. Thank you! Gnomes are our weakness, eh? I love that movie too and that idea. I hope for both my children's weddings or graduations that my family can do a quilt like that for them.

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