Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Rachel's Baby Quilt

when my friend Rachel told me she was pregnant with her third child one of my first thoughts was "i get to make her a quilt!!"
She already had her other boys when i met her so I haven't had the chance to make her a baby quilt.

and now i did!!

This baby was also going to be a boy and Rachel had a thing for chevrons, mustaches, and red and navy.

I decided that a chevron baby quilt would be perfect.
This pic is a little dark 




fun picture, right?


and here is baby Dillon on his new quilt

Rock on little man, rock on


Monday, June 1, 2015

Abigail's Dressing Room

Abigails room doenst have much space. and we didnt use the closest for much except some storage. 

I decided to make it into a dressing room for all her dress up clothes in hopes of making her main room a bit less cluttered. 

I want to say a HUGE thank you to those who gave us dress up clothes. She loves it and can spend hours playing in her room. 

here are the "before" pictures but after I cleaned it out. 


Dave's parents came down for a visit and I enlisted +Don DeBaeremaeker s help in recreating this room. 
We added the wire shelf for more storrage

dressing corner


A place for shoes




The curtain rod and mesh fabric I got from ikea. 
I added the ribbon and used a fancy stitch to create a place for a rod to go through (but used the clips instead)
the gem lights are also from ikea




new shelf thing with baskets for skirts and headbands etc. 





3 mirrors from ikea



shower curtain rod for the dresses





I got some cool lights from ikea that change colour. this is the remote for them. 

Don working on the plug


inside the closet with the colour changing lights. 






Pretty cool if i say so :)

Both she and Zeke have been loving it!


Monday, May 25, 2015

Pine Needles Quilt Guild Mystery Quilt 2014

Last year I did a Mystery quilt with my Guildmates. 

A Mystery Quilt is given to you in very small steps. 

We were given instructions that stated how much of 4 fabrics to get and what tonal range- one light, one dark, one medium dark, and a medium.

Here is my result : 



very important to label your quilts!

signed and fancy stitches to hold down the binding


This is one I am keeping!

I had also made this pattern for the dignity quilt 

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Zekeism

Zeke
May 22 2015

Ouchie!  This is hotter than a wildebeest frying in a frying pan

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Dignity Quilt for Shalom Manor


Last year the nursing home I used to work at asked me if I would make a Dignity Quilt for them.

A dignity quilt is a quilt that is used to cover someone after they pass away and are being taken to the funeral home.
This is part of the Death with Dignity movement among nursing homes and other long term care.
I loved the Mystery Quilt Pattern so I made another one. (here's the blog about the first one)

They wanted this to be about 5 feet by 7 feet. 
This is about that :) I forgot measure it when it was done!

I had my quilter use her flutterby pattern as butterflies are often used in hospice 



I had a friend embroider a label for me so it will last longer through washings

signed

They also wanted a pillow case to store it in

So I used the leftover fabric

and here it is inside



related news:
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20150329_At_some_nursing_homes__a_changing_attitude_toward_death.html

Floor Pillows for the kids

So I got this fabric from Ikea last fall. It was black and white and its a thick almost canvas weight to it.

Since then I have been colouring it with fabric markers whenever I had a chance. I set the markers with an iron and in the dryer.
I have had many people help me too like my fellow Quilt Guild members.

I will be giving these to the kids to use as floor pillows. One of them has a pink zipper and one a navy zipper.

 So both pillows have almost the same pattern repeat.
oh well :)



 Pillow 1




 Pillow 2


And have another 16 inches left. 

I gave them to the kids and they loved exploring the pictures to see who had which ones and what colours they were :)





enjoying popcorn for dinner on their new pillows


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