Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Baby gift

One of my daughter's friends had a baby and I wanted to make something for him.  I decided I would knit a sweater and make a taggie baby block.  This is
for the sweetest little boy whose name is Talon.  Below is a pic of what I made.

The sweater is a 12mths size and the pattern is from Cabin Fever.  This is a top down cardigan and sooooo easy to make.  You can add different borders or panels to make the sweater just what you want it to be.  This is the 4th sweater I've made 3 using this book.  They just turn out super cute!!  And ... the best thing about the pattern is the only sewing you have to do is under the arm and it takes about 10 seconds to do.  Who doesn't love that???

I also added a handcrafted tag to the taggie block.  I think whatever you make deserves a cute hand crafted tag.

Hope you are having an awesome day!!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Taggie Baby Block Toy

 I saw this toy in the Winter 2011 issue of a magazine called 'Quilts and more'.  In the article Scrap Lab,  3 designers are challenged to make a project with a certain set of materials.  Camille Roskelley designed a baby cube which I thought was super cute and as soon as I saw it, I knew I had to make one.  Here is my finished project.

I added the ribbon tags made of satin ribbon and grosgrain ribbon.

As soon as I finished this one which is made using 5" squares of fabric, I thought I smaller one might be cute too.  So I decided to make a block using
 3 & 1/2" squares.  So you can see the difference in the sizes here are both of the cubes below.

I tried free motion quilting on the large cube and on the smaller cube I just did some regular machine stitching.  I love both of them.   I just know I will be making more of these adorable items.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Baby Toy

Cute baby fabrics huh??  I'm making a baby toy.

I chose pieces of ribbon to go with the colors in the fabric.

6 pieces of batting as well.  Come back tomorrow to see the finished product.