Friday, September 04, 2009

This week's Sew -n- Tell

Park City Amy and Amy Lou Who are hosting their second Sew and Tell--head on over and add yours if you have something to show off!

This is the quilt for my grandpa's 85th birthday. My mom pieced it, and I quilted it and did the binding. The birthday party is tomorrow, and the white and tan squares are (mostly) unquilted so guests can sign the quilt. I used a variegated blue thread; it shows up a little better in this picture:

I have been working on a custom project for my etsy shop and needed a break so I made these little pants for my girl:

The pattern is from Ottobre Design 1/2007, size 74. They fit really well with some growing room (she is maybe just under 16 lbs now and 12 month size store bought pants are still a bit too long). I love those front pockets; they crack me up.
I finished the dress a little while back but hadn't shown it yet. Once she's up and walking I figure she can wear it as a top in the winter too--layered over long sleeves, maybe. And, she is getting close. We were in the bookstore tonight and Cory was showing L a stuffed dog. She stood up and was actually able to stay balanced for more than just a second.
Here's the pants back view:

(The color is way washed out in this picture, sorry.)
Oh yeah, and these are made from some of my Target tablecloth stash fabric. I love finding fabric at Target, and bought this table cloth and a similar pink one a couple years ago.

Finally, today I worked on a few small things. Here is my no-schedule 9-patch progress (I made 5 of them today, on the far right):

If you're interested in seeing what some folks have been doing with 9-patches, go here. I am just working on mine when I want to, and I am not quite sure what I will end up making with them (I am thinking, maybe queen size?) I am hoping to swap some with a few friends so let me know if you're interested in doing that.

I also made four cloth napkins from Katie jump rope fabric today, and two blocks for my Christmas quilt. It was a fun day.


Busy Little Quilter said...

I love your Grandpa's quilt. It's always means so much to have a signature quilt. I'm sure he will love it.

Your baby is adorable. I love the baby clothes you make. It's been a long time since I've made clothes that little! :)

Audrie said...

Your Grandpa's quilt is gorgeous!!! I've thought of making my gran one but it's not nearly cool enough in Singapore to warrant one hehe

roseylittlethings said...

love the quilt for your grandpa, such a great idea!! The dress and pants are super cute. What pattern did you use for the dress??

Julie @ Jaybird Quilts said...

what a great version of yellow brick road.. and for such a great occasion!

Samina said...

That quilt is beautiful and the light blue thread sets it off just right. Those pants you made are too cute.

Dielle said...

Great stuff, Vic! I never would have thought of using a table cloth for clothes. I'll have a whole new outlook at Target now.

Sara said...

I love that quilt for your grandpa, he is going to love it. The colors and pattern escpecially draw me!

You have been busy, and I love the quilts you have been working on. Especially L's quilt, it looks great!

Elaine said...

Do you want me to send you a picture of the quilt all signed from the party?

Sedna-is-my-own-last-name said...

Your grandpa's quilt is lovely. The colors are so yummy.

I'm sure he'll be tickled!

Unknown said...

What a great idea for your grandpa's quilt! Having the signatures will be so meaningful!

Cute cute clothes!!