Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Not shabby for a school night...

Ever since Shop Hop, I have had this yummy flannel fabric ready to make a quilt for the first grandson of a work colleague. It's the sweetest fabric, but I have been trying to do so many things lately, that I haven't had time to work on it.

The baby is due in May! Time to get crackin'!

This is the detail of one of the fabrics. Isn't it cute?

Don't you just love the baby things hanging on the line?
This is the quilt without binding. I don't have any brilliant ideas for binding, so I will likely make a scrappy one from the leftover fabrics on the front. I did this as a quilt as you go project and was able to finish it in about 2.5 hours. I will bind it tomorrow evening. I am already up past my bedtime, as is!

This is the backing fabric with little shoes!

All in all, I think that while it is simple, the fabrics are adorable and it was a good use of a weekday evening! Not too shabby if I say so myself.

Next up is to finish a baby girl quilt for the coming great granddaughter of a lady at church. The top is finished, but not quilted yet. Then, I am making one for DS12s teacher's first grandbaby--another girl! I love making the frou frou stuff.

It's also a good use of material I got on sale. I love turning something small into something much nicer!


Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

Yes, the blanket is adorable...Seriously, but what caught my eye is the way you have the quilt hung up on the curtain rod for pictures. I have the same type of curtain rods in my house. Aren't they awesome! However, it never occurred to me to hang one on the wall to use to hang a quilt from to display! You are brilliant!

Jan Hatchett said...

Thanks Amy, but that was hubby's idea. He likes quilts as art (he could be sick of tripping over them) and he cut down a curtain rod so that I can use the clippy rings (I hate sewing sleeves). Really, it isn't brilliance, but the easy way out!

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