Monday, February 28, 2011

A New Hobby

I have always been a "crafty" sort of person - I love making something out of nothing! When I was growing up I loved watching my Grandma as she would take scraps of fabric and create a beautiful quilt. She was very proud of the fact that she made a quilt for each of her grandchildren as a wedding gift.

I tried to quilt once before, but I started out thinking I could make a king size wedding ring quilt and I quickly became discouraged and gave up. Recently I came across instructions for a rag quilt. It was just the right size project to try. Especially considering that there is a mini baby boom going on in our family right now!

The weather this winter has been CRAZY! However, it has made it very enjoyable to sit at the sewing machine and create some custom gifts for babies, and a special lap quilt for when you need "just a little something" to take the chill off. I thought I would share a few pictures (Okay, a LOT) of my new hobby.

These are the colors my Niece is using in their son's nursery. I took this photo when I just about had it all cut out. I am SO GLAD I have the rotary cutter and mat!

My little sewing center :)
Here are the blocks all pinned together and ready to sew.

I had to lay it out on the floor and number each row so that I was sure to sew them together in the right order.

And here it is ready to give to the Mom-to-be!

That project got me so excited I decided to try one in flannel fabrics too. It turned out VERY cute!
I chose greens and yellow for this quilt since I didn't know if it was for a boy or girl.

It is so warm and snuggly!

The baby feet fabric on the back is adorable!

I have been officially bitten by the quilting bug! I did this one just because I loved these prints together.

Clipping all of those seams takes time, but gives the quilt such a unique look.

I love how this turned out!

My Mom loves yellow and blue, so it isn't hard to figure out who this is for! Butterflies are also one of her favorites, so when I saw this fabric I knew I had to have it.

It turned out very pretty I think!

I am selling the cotton quilts for $55.00 and the flannel quilts are $65. I would be happy to ship to you for an additional fee. I currently have about a two week turn around on new orders. Leave me a comment if you would like more information or would like to place an order.