Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Quilt's Of The Past

This was for a special boy. A nephew of my heart. I started making a quilt for his big brother and decided that I needed to go ahead and do his too. I'd love to show you the quilt I made for his brother but I've lost the pictures somewhere.
I used my "Go" cutter to make the tumblers. Random was the plan for this layout. 
I quilted a single line down the edge of the tumblers and finished it off with a scrappy binding which I love more than I thought I would.

I remembered to take the time to tag both quilts. Mostly because Jessica helped me get these done. She helped A LOT. 

I used all Kaufman Kona Cottons for the front and their "spot on" wide quilt backing to finish off the back.
Both boys love their quilts and that makes me so happy.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

A Sweater for Bella

My sister makes beautiful things out of beautiful yarn. She sent this to Bella a few months ago. It's so very cute and I guess it's better late than never to post something like this. So if anyone is still popping in to see what we do here, we do a lot, we've just been lax in the telling. 
The skirt is the swing set skirt by Oliver & S.  I used a brown gauze for both the skirt and the lining. My sister also sent the boots my youngest son wore 23 years ago, and my nephew wore after that. Unfortunately, they didn't fit Micah but Bella thought they were great. They are too big for her right now but she can have fun with them later.
Bella came over a couple of days later and we were able to get some cute pictures of her and the sweater in action.

I don't know about you but I want to squeeze this girl all the time.