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Friday, September 11, 2015

Soft Play

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of attending another one-year-old's birthday party.  Remember the butterfly quilt I made a year ago?  Same sweet little girl.  I was at a loss when figuring out what her gift would be, but was inspired when looking at old issues of Love Patchwork & Quilting magazine. 
I saw these cute little hand-sewn balls that I knew I had to make with some of my scraps from the Happy Home collection (which I sell in my new shop!).  It uses EPP, which is by far my favorite quilting discipline. 
Check out those lovely pregnancy nails!
I had never made a three dimensional object with EPP, so this was a fun new challenge.  The instructions were very straightforward, so making them was a cinch.  I wish I had some toddler-safe rattles to put inside, but I found myself running out of time to finish them, so they were gifted sans rattle.  I used some fun glitter floss to hand embroider her initial and a heart:


I would definitely make these again!  What do y'all think?  I've finally gotten some sewing done for #babyschep, so I'll update y'all on that soon!  Until next time, God Bless. 

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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

BOM Parts 8 and 9

Well, hello!  BabySchep keeps draining all of my available energy, so I just haven't been doing a whole lot of sewing lately.  I have managed to keep up with the Lakeland Modern Quilt Guild's block of the month program, so here we go!

August's block was the boxy pinwheel:  It was super easy!  Here's my first attempt with some Northcott fabrics:

My second go-round with my pre-selected coordinating prints:

I just don't have enough of that Madeline print to include in every block!  That being said, I like this particular combination of prints.

And here they are together:

September's block is the ribbon star block.  Here's my first attempt using only Toscana blenders:

I know the points don't match up perfectly, but they are pretty darned close!  I'm actually rather proud of this one. 

And here it is in my pretties:

I actually like my practice block better, but hey, it works! 

Here's the two star blocks together:

And now, with nine months of blocks behind me, my design wall is looking mighty fine:

It sure feels good to be caught up on something for a change!  Until next time, God bless!

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