Yes, I know it’s been months since I’ve last posted something. But I promise you that more things are coming!! I’ve been on hiatus since having the baby, the holidays, then a crazy hectic schedule with some church events and work. But I promised myself that I’d find time to work on a project during my down time.
I had little bits of down time last week and have been intermittently working of this quilt. This quilt has a story…
My good friend, Mary, was having a baby boy and I had offered to help plan her shower along with her friend. Needing inspiration, I looked towards fabric and found this super cute Michael Miller fabric called “Silhouette Boys.” It had coordinating fabric and everything! So I started pulling together some ideas and came up with the inspiration board below:
So the party ended up revolving around the blue and brown color and this “Boy” fabric. I even made invitations to match (A brown ribbon was tied to the top):
I bought the blue boy fabric and the brown fabric with the blue dots to use as decoration for the party. I turned them into table runners and wrapped some cylindrical flower vases with the fabric. Unfortunately, I was so busy at the party that I forgot to take pics!!
I had the intent of using the fabric to make a quilt… and I actually did – in record time!! This came out to approximately 36″ x 46″ – a good crib quilt size. I had the blue “boy silhouette” fabric, the dots and even the white fabric was the tablecloth at the party. I went to my friend, Pam, again to dig through her stash and found a black fabric with gold printing for my border. I was afraid that it wouldn’t really match up since the silhouettes were a very dark brown but I think it worked out quite well.
I machine-quilted this bad-boy with my 301. It was the first time I tried stippling (thanks to Crazy Mom Quilts for giving me courage to try it). Some areas were looser than others but overall it turned out okay.
- Easter’s coming!! It’s one of my favorite times of the year since I can make Spring treats!
- I went to an awesome garage sale and bought a Bernina serger for $50!! I’ll show you an easy grocery bag using one piece of fabric (no serger needed for it, but having it is nice).
- Mya needs jeans. Pam recommended a good pattern and I’m going to face my fear of making pants (story on that to come).