Friday, June 8, 2012

Forest Friends Baby Quilt

A good friend of mine is about to become a grandmother.
Seriously she is too young to be a grandmother!!

I'm so excited for the big changes her family is about to embrace and I just 
know that this little boy is already so lucky to belong to such amazing parents to be. 
They are young parents (by today's standards anyway) and I know they will be such fun,
loving parents.

As I've said here before, I'm learning how to free motion quilt and decided 
that this would a perfect opportunity to test out my skillz.

I bought a panel of flannel fabric called 'Forest Friends' by Mint Blossom with 
coordinating leaf fabric for the binding. 

The backing isn't part of the collection but thought it matched so well.
And it's such a fun, playful print.

This is where I learned that I prefer quilting in larger, more free flowing patterns!!

But all in all, it was great practice and most importantly, I think our mom-to-be was happy to have received it. 

Congratulations Tori and Simon!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Treasure Pocket Pants

My little guy's turning 5 this month.
The only thing he asked me for his birthday was a remote control truck (check).
But I also wanted to give him something homemade. 

Ever since I saw the book Sewing for Boys, I've wanted to make the Treasure Pocket Pants.
But with the warmer weather, I decided on a pair of cotton shorts and altered the pattern...

...which meant I could get away with just using a fat quarter for the contrast panel. 
I'm kicking myself for not buying more of that Japanese moped fabric.

The top of the shorts are also a bit different from the pattern - it wasn't intentional, 
just the result of late night sewing/interpretation of instructions ;)

Thanks for stopping by,

Friday, June 1, 2012

Once Upon a Thread

I'm over at one of my favourite blogs talking about one of my favourite books today!
Check out Katy's gorgeous blog at No Big Dill!

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