Sunday, September 15, 2013

Busy Busy Busy

Things have been very busy the last two weeks.  I needed to finish up three projects in time for a baby shower on Saturday.  First on the list is this cute quilt made from a fabric called Don't be Crabby".

The pattern is Dapper Cannon from Simply Retro. I think the fabric worked really well with the pattern.
This quilt measures approx. 40"x45".
I quilted with an all-over stipple.  The backing is a multicolored polkadot.
The binding is a yellow dot.

The 2nd project is this cute quilt made with a lovely organic fabric called Robotic.  I love the little robots and spaceships.  It's amazing how much softer and lighter the organic fabric feels than other quilting cottons.

This one was pretty simple.  I used a cheater cloth and just added some sashing around the outer edges.
I stitched in between each block.  It took no time make this.

The back is made up of 4 fat quarters and some yardage.

The binding is a cute print with little test tubes and lab equipment. 

My daughter and I were in charge of making the shower favors.  The shower had a garden theme, so here's what we came up with:
We purchased the pots and plants at IKEA.  Since all the plants were just greenery, we decided to add some color with fabric flowers.

The flowers are basically just yo-yos on a bamboo skewer.  It was a good way to use up some scraps.
We added a ribbon and a baby sticker.  They were a big hit.

I did manage to squeeze in a couple of extra finishes.
These 5 burp cloths took me under an hour to make.
I also finished these potholders for my son and his fiancee who just moved into a new place.  I used some scraps from a quilt that I had made for her a couple of years ago.

I have a few projects to finish up in the next few weeks, and then I plan on starting a couple of very ambitious projects just for moi.

Joyful stitching,


  1. Your quilts are always so colourful and happy - they are so inspiring!

  2. Wow, you have been busy!!! Those flowers are adorable and I love your crabby quilt. Can't wait to see what you consider ambitious;-)

  3. Wow! great projects. Love the quilt from Don't be Crabby fabric. The robotics quilt is cool too.

    The fabric flowers is such a great idea! You go gals!

  4. Those are the most artistic burp cloths I've ever seen!

  5. Busy! I love the pinwheel in a snowball quilt design. Your bright colours look great in it too.