Tuesday, January 18, 2011

crafty fun!

It's been a while since I've posted any of the quilty things I've made recently, so I thought I'd post a few pictures of some things I've finished!
This is a baby quilt for a high school friend who had a baby girl this summer. Yes, I should have sent it months ago, but didn't! I am awful. The fabric line is called Hushabye by Tula Pink and I just love it. I will mail it this week.
It seems that there is something in the water, because I have several friends expecting babies this year...guess I best get working on baby quilts!

I took part in the Pillow Talk Swap on flickr, where I was to make a pillow covering for someone, and someone else would make one for me. Mine was a bit late, as I was having technical difficulties with my machine, so I made her two coverings. Hope she likes them!

This is the pillow I received, along with a piece of babushka fabric and a small babushka iron-on! Love them all.

I'm also taking part in a quilting bee on flickr, which has been lots of fun. It is called the Stitch Six bee. There are twelve members and it takes place over six months. When it is your month, you pick the fabric you want to use, and decide what sort of block you want. You send the fabric to the other 11 people and they make a block for you. My month is April, so I have plenty of time to decide what I'll want, but for now, I've been making blocks for others!

This is a wonky star...the right side came out a bit wonkier than it was supposed to...in fact, I have no idea how I did that!

This is for the block owner's new baby!

I still have two more blocks for the month of January to finish, but I am in good shape at the moment! I have joined other flickr groups, and I love seeing some of the amazing things that people have made. So much talent!
The DC Modern Quilt Guild met this past weekend for a mini retreat, which was great. We met at a nearby library and sewed for six hours! It was a small group, I think there was about a dozen of us, but that is perfect, I think. The guild has a lot of exciting plans for this year, I am really looking forward to it!
Now, just to decide what fabric and designs to use for baby quilts...
Have you been crafting anything lately?


Meg said...

Ooh, I love that babushka fabric! So adorable, and my eye goes right to it. Must be those Polish roots. :)

I've been thinking about picking up my crochet hook again to make some scarves before winter is done, but haven't gotten around to it yet. Hopefully soon!

KatiePerk said...

You are a quilting rockstar!! I adore the baby blanket! What cool pillow covers! All around!

John'aLee said...

Love that quilt and the pillows! You have been quite busy!

Little Miss Can't Be Wrong said...

wow - what a talent! i'm loving these quilts, they are so gorgeous!

Aunt Spicy said...

Those pillows are fabulous!