Thursday, June 30, 2011

Trina Rose

On June 25th we welcomed Trina Rose to the world! Our nephew Matt and his wife Amber had the first girl in our baby boom.

For Trina's quilt I chose fabrics from the trunk that Granny Rice gave to me for my birthday. I had at first tried to find fabrics to go with the nursery theme of sea creatures, but they are using pastel colors and evidently fabric designers think that the sea is only bold, primary colors. HA! I think that my use of Granny's fabric makes this a pretty special quilt.

Once I had the quilt sewn, I felt like the solid blocks needed a little embellishing. I had some nice sized scraps left, so I decided to make some yo-yo's and attached them with some vintage buttons that I had.
I started by just placing a few yo-yo's here and there, but quickly became addicted to how cute they were making these blocks look!

So some of the blocks are Super embellished!

Don't you think they look wonderful?

I think this pink quilt looks like a "Trina Rose"

And here is one of the first photos of the beautiful little girl! Welcome to the family Trina Rose!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Tristan Alexander

I started making quilts this year because we are having a mini baby boom in our family! In May our niece Misty and her husband welcomed their first child Drexel. This month our nephew Josh and his wife welcomed their third son, Tristan.

Here are some pictures of the quilt I did for Tristan's jungle themed nursery.

Monkeys and leaves on the back!

Stripes, jungle babies and giraffe print.

Once the quilt was complete, I had some fabric left over and I thought it would be fun to make some bibs and burp cloths.

I learned how to make yo-yo's to embellish the bibs.

I did three bibs with matching burp cloths and I love how they turned out.

Getting things ready to mail off.

All packed and ready to go!

The package arrived just in time for this sweet bundle of joy! It looks like Tristan likes his quilt.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Tattered Treasures: Rag Quilts by Sherri Rice

I'm linking up with Kelly's Korner "Show us your Life" today to show you a few of the rag quilts I make. These are perfect as a throw for the couch or as a baby gift for some one special! I do take special orders, so if you have a certain color or theme, I would be happy to work with you.

For those that are local, I have several quilts available at Vintage Glam and Junque in down town Rogers. I can also ship for an additional fee. All of these quilts are machine wash and dry, so you don't have to be afraid to use them! I think they get better after each wash.

Pink and white floral with a nursery rhyme toile. This one can be seen in person at Vintage Glam and Junque.
For the back I chose a Mary Engelbreit fabric, green checks and pink flowers.

For the Hog Fan. Enough said!

Burgundy, brown and tan.

Turquoise, Lime Green, Black and White.

I also make burp cloths and bibs to coordinate with the quilts.

Jungle Babies theme.

I made this quilt extra fancy! I embellished some of the squares with yo-yo's and vintage buttons.

I think the Mom-to-be will be pleased with the results!

If you are looking for a special, hand-made gift I would love to work with you! Leave me a comment and I will be in contact with you.