Thursday, December 1, 2011
Some gifts are homely!
My daughter is expecting a baby girl in April who will have a built in big sister. Emily's husband, Joe, has children from his first marriage. I think I will give this quilt to his daughter for Christmas as she and I have slowly built up a bit of a relationship and since we both already love Baby Girl, I think it will grow closer. I will give it to her as the Big Sister, something she and the little Sis can cuddle in together. I bought fabric today for a quilt for her brother as well.
I have so many quilts I want to make Baby Girl but it is nice to share the love.
Here is the potato fabric, I cut it into 11 inch strips and then cut each strip into a 21 inch length.
I cut 6 pieces of the special all cotton batting. Yes, I know the fabric is a bit odd but it makes a bag that is practical.
Here are the strips which have the batting tucked in between each piece of fabric.
Each one has to be quilted to secure the layers together.
If I hadn't had Sweet time on Gladys, I could have just quilted the whole thing at once and then cut the strips.
I quilted it with just straight lines and used two different decorative stitches for hemming the ends. I will switch it up with the next one.
Some of my projects are cuter than others but I enjoy sewing them all. One is for a soon to be big sister, to help her feel special and loved. The other is for baked potatoes, kind of silly really.
Cute and special or homely but practical, what gifts are you giving this season?