Sunday, September 27, 2009

Lauren's Baby Stuff

My friend Lauren commissioned me to sew some baby paraphernalia for her because she liked what I did for Peter's nursery. She has a blanket that her husband's grandmother crocheted for them for their wedding and she wanted the colors of the blanket to be the colors for her nursery. We went up to JoAnn's and found fabric and all the bits and bobs for the two quilts and two nursing pillow covers. She actually asked me a few months ago and then I went on two vacations and it took me a bit of time to get back into the swing of sewing again. And then I got the invitation to her baby shower and decided that that was going to be my personal deadline. The shower was held on September 19th and I made my deadline. Hurray!!!

I used this picture as a status report to Lauren when I got home from my first trip

1st nursing pillow cover on my pillow.

2nd nursing pillow cover on my pillow.

Unfinished layout of quilt #1. I did finish the quilt I just forgot to take a picture of the finished product.

After seeing the above design Lauren questioned what happened to the blue fabric. I said all that white you see is actually blue. I ended up going back to JoAnn's on my own and found the new blue fabric. It looks much better.

This picture was used to determine white or gray yarn to tie the quilt (white it is). I used pictures on facebook a lot to get opinions and decisions made about the quilts.

Finished quilt #2.

A view of the back against the front. The same backing fleece was used for both quilts.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Punk Nursing Covers

My friend Lauren is expecting a girl in November and she had her baby shower on Saturday. I made her these punk nursing covers. A while back she mentioned that there aren't enough punk baby clothes and so I decided that I would look for some punk fabric to make something for the baby. I saw these two patterns and I just knew that they were perfect for her. The funny thing is she's not a pink kind of girl but I saw the pink skulls and crossbones figured she would be okay with this pink. :) I used this awesome tutorial to make these.