Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Something new, something old and...

Let's start with something old! Remember this? 

I wasn't sure how to quilt it since there was large negative spaces. So I set it aside while I worked on projects for the Leafs Me Happy and Wicked Blog Hops. But it was time to get moving on it since the baby shower for my nephew's baby is this coming weekend!
 I decided on a template pattern that fit nicely in the pieced blocks as well as filled the negative space. I also choose a border pattern that coordinated. 
I FMQ in yellow thread to bring out the yellow in the blocks and gingham border. I'm very pleased with how this quilt turned out...simple and sweet...Cute as a Button!
Click on the picture of a closer look at the quilting.

I made the binding from a pink polka dotted fabric from my stash.

Something new that I have been working on is a cute fleece baby blanket with crochet edges. I thought this was a nice change from the fleece blankets with the tied fringe that have been popular for sometime. 
I first saw this on Pinterest. After doing a bit of research, I order a skip stitch blade from the Skip Stitch store. Once I received it in the mail, I followed the easy video instructions and made this cute baby fleece blanket. 

I love how this finishes...it is so soft and cuddly. This will be a present for another nephew and his wife, expecting their 2nd child. See the cute Just Ducky label I added. On the back side I embroidered my name and the year.
I'm crocheting another one in yellow. It was so fun and easy to do.

And finally, I have been working on some quilt blocks for those affected by Hurricane Sandy. Erin at My Patchwork Life is asking for help by making 12" disappearing 4 patch blocks. These are easy to make and she has a great tutorial on her blog. She is asking for blocks made from a multi-color FLORAL and a coordinating fabric that provides good contrast to the floral and reads as a solid. I just searched through my stash and came up with these. 

Seven blocks made in no time at all! If you are interested in helping, stop by Erin's blog.


  1. Dawn, I love the crochet edge on the fleece blankets. The blanket looks so cozy. What kind of stitch did you use to crochet? I would like to try this. Thanks for the blade site. Janita

  2. Love the baby quilt and fleece. Are they for Danny & Chris? I hadn't heard about any baby showers.
    Nice collection of disappearing 4 patch squares.


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