Friday, December 6, 2013

Quilted Stockings

Quilted Stocking -Smaller version
Here are some pictures that will hopefully help a couple friends make the cuffs on the stockings they will be making soon. 







(For the smaller version of the stocking, the body of the stocking can made with a fat quarter.)

(Size reference between the smaller & reg size stockings.)

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Pinwheel Quilt

I was actually able to finish a baby quilt! My awesome friend, Kelli, gave me the inspiration to make this Pinwheel quilt. She recently made one for one of her friends and posted a picture of it on Instagram. Her quilt looked amazing & she said it didn't take too long to make because she cut each block of fabric 10 x 10. So, making the quilt really did go pretty fast. My husband's cousin, Courtney, found out she was having a baby girl. So far I haven't had the opportunity to make a quilt for a little girl. This quilt was a lot of fun and it took me out of my color schemes 'comfort zone' that I usually use.  I sure hope this quilt will keep little Viviana nice and warm once she arrives in October. Well, I'm not sure she'll need any extra help staying warm since she will be living in Tampa, Florida. Maybe it can be her tiny beach blanket? :)

 10 x 10 blocks

 Quilt sandwich in progress!

 Finished Top!

 Backside of the quilt, pink minky dimple dot fabric. So soft!!!

Photo by my lovely sister in law, Kate. She took a picture of the quilt in Viviana's room.

Scrappy Alphabet

A couple of weekends ago, I got a burst of energy on a Saturday evening. So I decided to use up some fabric scraps & extra batting. I ended up making a magnetic alphabet set for Milo. I put a tiny magnet inside each of the letters, sewed them up & then cut around them using pinking sheers. It was nice to be able to begin and end a crafty project in one evening!





Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Quilt for Baby Provenzale-McVey

Two of my friends are expecting a baby soon. (End of September/ early October). I wanted to make them a handmade gift, but finding time to do that was a little hard. So I decided to take a faster route in order to get the quilt finished in time. I put cotton batting between two pieces of fabric and hand stitched them together using black and green perle cotton then added some binding. I have had the lion/tiger fabric for awhile & I've been waiting for the perfect reason to use it.

 This is Coordinates in Saffron by Anna Maria Horner and it's part of the Field Study Collection.



 This is Lions and Tigers in Gold by Ed Emberly and it's part of the Happy Drawing Collection.







I can't wait for baby Provenzale- McVey to get here. Eva & Justin will be amazing parents! xo

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Animal Quilt for Milo

A few weeks before Milo was born I saw the Kokka Japan, Winter 2013, Animal Spots Natural fabric at Sew to Speak and I had to buy some!  For this quilt all I did was hand quilt around each of the animals using a variety of different colors of perle cotton.

 

For the back side of this quilt I used some left over fabric from some projects that went in Milo's room. I wanted to keep this quilt really simple because it was the last project I worked on right before I went into the hospital.  I ended up liking the front of this quilt so much I really wish I would have picked a fabric for the back side that matched the front a little better. But overall I think the front is cute enough to make up for the back :)

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Knitted hats for Milo

Here are the hats I made for Milo:


 (newborn version)
Use size 4 circular needles
Cast on 54 stitches
Knit for about 5 inches
(Knit 8 rows, then purl 8 rows, repeat)
Then knit 2 stitches together all the way around.
Knit the next row
Then knit 2 stitches together all the way around
Then use a needle and pull the stitches together and knot off.



 (newborn version)
Use size 4 circular needles
Cast on 56 stitches
Knit2, Purl2 all the way around for 12 rows
Knit for 22 rows
(The hat should now be 5 inches)
Then knit 2 stitches together all the way around.
Knit the next row
Then knit 2 stitches together all the way around
Then use a needle and pull the stitches together and knot off.

I got the yarn from Jimmy Bean Wool and I decided to go with Cotton Cascade Luna Yarn - Colors: 740 Coca & 713 Green.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Knitted Blanket for Milo

Last night I finally finished knitting a blanket for Milo. I decided to mostly use a garter stitch because I would be able to make the blanket pretty quickly. So after a few weeks the blanket is done. I got the yarn from Jimmy Bean Wool and I decided to go with Cotton Cascade Luna Yarn - Colors: 740 Coca, 704 Charcoal (discontinued), 714 Blue Green, 702 Oatmeal.