Sweet Home-Made Baby Gifts {Cherished Moments}

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Hello Friends!  I hope you are doing well! 

I was so happy to be asked to join other amazing Makers for this blog tour showcasing this beautiful new line of fabric by Poppie Cotton called Cherished Moments.  

I so enjoyed sewing with this fabric.   Read ahead to see what I made!

When I first put my hands on this fabric, I knew immediately it would be precious for a baby girl!  Luckily I have a young friend that is expecting a baby girl! 

I wanted to be able to use all the pinks and greens in this line and I knew that patchwork would probably showcase it the best.   I remembered a sweet baby quilt pattern by Amy at Diary Of A Quilter called Lattice Baby Quilt.  She has a great tutorial for the quilt here.  

There is nothing I love better in a quilt than simple patchwork.   And this pattern is so easy.  

And the fact that this is laid out on the diagonal really gives it great interest.  I love how it came out! 

I chose to do some very simple straight line machine quilting and it came out great.  It was fast and simple.  

I'm so happy with how the little quilt  came out.  

I also decided to use up the rest of the scraps and make a Divided Basket to hold diapers, wet wipes and other necessary supplies that a mommy might want to keep handy in other rooms of the house instead of the baby room.  

I think it is always nice to have a little diaper supply caddy in the living room!  And this Divided Basket pattern by Noodlehead was absolutely perfect for this.  

I really enjoyed doing some "quilt as you go" of my scraps for the front pocket of the basket.  It was a fun way to use up scraps.  

For the back of the basket I just pieced simple patchwork squares.  

I think this quilt and basket make the best baby gift and I'm super excited to gift it to my friend.  

I loved sewing with Cherished Memories fabric.  Once again I feel that the gals at Poppie Cotton have designed such amazing fabric and I'm so honored to be asked to sew with it.  

Get Creative! Sew a Softie!

Sunday, July 19, 2020

Have you ever sewn a felt Softie?  If not, you are missing out!!!  July is Sew A Softie month and I was so excited when Trixi from at @sewasoftie (read her blog here) asked if Jillian and Rosetta and I would like to participate in the month of celebration by designing a Softie and sharing our projects here on the blog!  

Country Roads Table Runner

Friday, May 8, 2020

Hello Friends!  I hope you are all well and staying encouraged.  It's certainly been a tumultuous time and I have to admit I've appreciated my love for sewing more than ever I think!  

I had the privilege of sewing with this beautiful new fabric collection called Country Roads by Poppie Cotton and it was absolutely delightful.  I struggled with what I wanted to make and suddenly it was just calling Spring to me so tulips it was! 

I have had my eye on this Tulip Table Runner pattern by Fig Tree & Company called Tulip Farm.  This fabric was so perfect for that pattern!  

This is a really lovely fabric line that has so many beautiful prints,  stripes and there are even words to the song Country Roads!  How fun is that?  The fabric colors are beautiful with pinks, whites, and a very deep blue that I think is beautiful.  

Of course this sweet fabric called for hand quilting, which is always a favorite for me.  I chose to use two different colors of Perle Cotton #8 thread in a nice soft pink and a gray.  The colors blend so beautifully with the fabrics.

I bound the quilt in the dark blue stripe which I cut on the bias.  I really love a bias stripe binding.  I hand sewed the binding on a little differently than I have in the past and I used my Perle Cotton thread to hand sew it on the top edge.  I love how it looks!

I backed the table runner with patchwork squares of all the prints and it is as sweet as the front.  

Be sure to follow Poppie Cotton on their blog here where you can see all the amazing projects being made using Country Roads Fabric.  

I hope you are enjoying this beautiful Spring.   It's my favorite time of year!  So much promise of warm weather and flowers!  

Daisy Mae Fabric Tour

Monday, February 24, 2020

I have to start this post by saying that there is something really special about being trusted to showcase a new fabric collection before it is even available to the public.  It is such an honor to get the fabric in the mail, sit with it in my hands and carefully look over every single detail.  It makes my heart race a little and it certainly makes me want to sew something that will do the fabric justice.  

Some time ago I had seen this quilt pattern called Meadowland by Then Came June and when I saw this lovely fabric collection I knew it would be perfect! 

I absolutely adore this quilt!!

I chose to do some straight line quilting on my sewing machine.  It was so simple and came out so stunning.  There is something about straight line quilting that I just love.  

The straight line quilting was very easy as it followed the natural lines of the blocks, so it didn't require a lot of marking.  

I absolutely love the low volume seen in the picture above.  Look close... it is called Chicken Wire and it has tiny little pink crosses that make it look a little like pink chicken wire!   

And those adorable chickens!!!  

I used Poppie Cotton Country Confetti in Waffle Cone (a most beautiful orange) for the binding.  At first I was worried that it wasn't going to match the other prints but you can't believe how striking it looks!

I felt like the back of the quilt needed some little something extra.  So I used some left over scraps of Daisy Mae and the beautiful orange from Country Confetti and made a large Meadowland block by adding some borders to it and pieced it right into the middle of the backing.  Can you believe this is almost my favorite part of the quilt?!  

I am just mesmerized by how striking that block is!  

I gifted the quilt to a dear friend of mine. It made me so happy to give it to her.   (Do you remember to label your quilts before gifting them?  It's such an important step!) 

I enlisted my grand-girls to help with the quilt holding and I love this picture taken from the back!  It might actually be one of my favorite pictures! 

I'm super proud of this quilt.  I love the fabric.  I love the quilt pattern.  I love the straight line quilting.  I love every single thing about it!

Daisy Mae fabric will be available in shops very soon!  

Be sure to follow the talented makers below and see what they are making with Daisy Mae:

February 17:    www.foxfishe.com

February 24:    www.theredfeedsack.com
March 2:          Instagram: @nannygoatquilts
March 4:          www.happyquiltingmelissa.com