Mar 17 2009
There’s a first time for everything, and this was the first time for me making a quilt! Granted, it’s a simple quilt and not very big – but I did it and I loved it! I got the pattern/directions from the current issue of Quilts & More that’s put out by Better Homes & Gardens. (Seriously love these magazines!) I loved the log cabin style and thought it’d make such a fun boy quilt! I went thru my fabric stash and was delighted to come up with this color combo – perfect for the little boy it’s intended for! The quilt is backed with brown fleece for softness, and has a low batting inside. I did the “stitch in the ditch” technique to quilt it on the machine – first time ever! It was pretty easy and I like how you see the fun log cabin pattern on the back of the quilt. Trickiest part was the binding, which I think I’ll be able to do better next time.
But you know I couldn’t just give a quilt ….
I HAD to make Peter Puppy! You can find this darling pattern here, along with many others that are so cute that you won’t be able to stand it: Bit Of Whimsy I have SO many of her patterns, each one has AWESOME directions with photos to help you along the way! And I must add that Sarah herself is super sweet and helpful!
This guy turned out so cute, that I got
orders requests from my boys for one of their own. Since this is intended for an infant, I used safety-eyes and inserted a rattle blank inside when I stuff him. My Sister-in-Law Katie came up with the genius idea to use some interfacing in the ears and tail when I was wishing I had a way to make them crinkly! So now he’ll make all kinds of noises and be a tactile delight at the same time!
I’m really pleased with how this set turned out! I love the fact that I was able to match the puppy to the quilt and I can’t wait to mail this away to the intended recipient! Just going to make a couple of bunnies (Bailey Bunny to be exact) for the other two cuties in the house where it’s going!
I’ve in kind of a “photography funk” since my computer went belly-up causing me to kiss a year’s worth of photos good-bye, but I see me getting back into the groove. I should have some more projects to share later this week!
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