Friday, March 22, 2013

Big finish

 This one was a long time coming. Wish I'd had more room to stretch it out all the way! A friend inherited the baskets from her grandmother, but she didn't know how to sew and asked me to assemble the quilt top for her. She gave me an inspiration quilt and sent me the fabric and squares. ONE YEAR AND A FEW MONTHS LATER (I'm such a lame friend) I finally got it finished. It was a fun, special project. It turned into a GIANT quilt and will fit a full sized bed nicely. She's going to hand quilt it, so this is going to be a giant, group effort quilt. I'm excited to see the finished product!

My next finish was a rush order for a little girl with two, very loose teeth!
 So fun! They also requested a down pillow. Must say that the down pillows are much easier to squish through the pocket, but much HARDER to shape nicely once you have.

 I added some really girly details for Grace. My favorite is the butterfly. But that's also because it is purple, and I adore the color purple.

 That dress was a booger to match to thread. I try to just go with what I have on hand, and fortunately I found something that was just right, but it took a while of hunting!

The pocket (sorry so blurry) is the middle rose on the vine. Little pocket, but it will work! Teeth tend to be small. ;)

Fortunately, my daughter didn't try to make off with this one. I think it is because she's gotten used to these NEVER being for her. But unless something crazy happens this next week and I get another rush order I'm going to have some time to sew for her. I've got to make her Easter dress and bonnet. Yay! I think I'll make a pillow for her, too.

After that I have a ton of leftover fabric. I'm thinking of putting together some ready-to-ship pillows. I'll leave the name square blank and wait for the order to get the child's name, add it, then send it on its way. I've got some Sock Monkey fabric, princess, frog princess, and some superhero fabric, so we'll see what comes of all of that. :)


  1. Ooooh -- I love the details on the princess's hair and bodice!

  2. I have three or four WIPS inherited from my grandmother and great-grandmothers. It is so much harder than you think it will be to put together someone else's partly-done project, and take it to completion! You are a good friend. I think the background you chose looks great with the baskets. That's one of the things really stopping me, is choosing sashing/background fabric to go with feedsacks and oddball 70's prints.

  3. What a "charming" tooth fairy pillow. I am definitely going to use your pillow for inspiration to make one for my own daughter. She's 4 now so I think I may have a year to get it done before teeth start falling. Great Finish!

  4. That basket quilts is just wonderful, especially knowing the combined effort going into it. I like the tooth fairy pillow, too. Wish I'd had an idea like that when my daughter was of teeth-pulling age.