a simple project

Sometimes I love it when Natalie comes up with ideas of what I should sew.  I think children in general are so much better at thinking ‘outside the box’ than adults.  Their minds just don’t have any limits and I love that!

Natalie and I were talking about her many chapsticks and how we should go about keeping them close at hand and we came up with a little solution: a chapstick necklace (or you could call it a lanyard if you were making it for a little boy).
I had her pick out the fabrics she wanted from my scrap bins and I made a little loop of fabric of double fold bias tape (only it’s not on the bias, but that’s beside the point).  Then I sewed in a little key ring and clipped the chapstick on, now they’re all set for moisturizing those pretty little lips.
Happy Friday everyone!  And hopefully next week I’ll be able to squeeze in some time to whip up a tutorial on my scooter tray.  🙂
patchwork, quilting, sewing

log cabin baby quilt

I was itching to make another quilt.  One without much of a plan. 

I love log cabins, I think I could make a million more with all my scraps.
Anyway, I had my little stash of these super cute Sevenberry fabrics (purchased from a local shop that has since gone out of business, wah!) I’d been saving for too long.  They’re just so perfect, calling out for a special baby quilt.
Luckily, our good friends had their 4th baby recently (a girl).  For me, that deserves a special prize in and of itself.  Don’t you think?
This isn’t my usual color palette, not that I know if I really have one, but it’s different from a lot of other things I’ve made.  {Now I’m looking at my pictures and see where the colors came from – my backyard, tan and white and brown – wintery.} So I got a few fat quarters from my local shop, Basic Grey’s Basics by Moda and a few others.
With the quilting I went for some organic lines and I love the texture it creates.
There’s another component to this gift I just finished up, but that’ll have to wait for another post.
Quilt measures 36″ by 40″.