Friday, January 20, 2012

Babies coming...

Two of my AmeriCorps *NCCC team members announced that they were pregnant a little while ago. First is Jodi who announced she was having a baby boy, he is due February 29. Next was Anna who is evening out the boy/girl ratio with a baby girl due three weeks later in March. 

What better reason to get busy sewing and make some baby quilts! I chose the Baby Lattice Quilt by Amy Smart through the Moda Bake Shop using Lily and Will and Lily & Will II. I did not take many in progress pictures but I was really happy with how they came out.

Before quilting:

After quilting and binding:

A closer look at the binding and the back fabric:

After quilting and binding:

Another look at the top:

A closer look at the binding and back fabric:

Hopefully these will keep the new babies comfortable and warm.

Saturday, January 07, 2012

Throw the bean bag...

Recently my Mother saw the bean bags at her library and decided to to try cleaning them. When you think about it bean bags at the library can be a little disgusting after hundreds of storytimes. She took them apart, discovered rice inside, cleaned the fabric then put them back together. Katie was very excited to have the bean bags around. I had been meaning to make some bean bags for awhile but never gotten around to it. Well the cleaning of the library bean bags was motivation. We went to the fabric store looked for some fabric, we found a remnant of a very Katie fabric. It is an outdoor canvas and very heavy duty.

My Mom cut the fabric, sewed bags then filled them with rice.

Katie really likes her bean bags, she throws them around and dances with them. Olive likes them too.