Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Moving Right Along

Boppy cover

I got some baby projects checked off my to-do list! I used this tutorial and pattern for the Boppy cover. I think it could be a little more snug, but since I added the piping, I didn't want to go back and rip it out to fit it better. I used 1 yard from the Ed Emberley Happy Drawing line from Cloud9 fabrics, but since my fabric is directional, I probably needed more like 1.5 yards or so. So, I added some green Kona solid on the back (maybe Jungle?). I also have the lions and tigers, so I might fiddle me around with the fit a little bit, before adding the piping when I do that version.

Receiving blankets

I made a couple fast and easy flannel receiving blankets from the awesome hightop fabric. I TypeB'd it a little because I left the selvedges, so I could keep the width. I did a proper hem on the cut sides, though. I just wanted them to be large enough for good swaddling.

Then I took some of the soft fabric remnants/scraps I had lying around and turned them in to burp cloths! I was so happy to use up some of my larger clothing fabric remnants, which were too small to be turned into an actual article of clothing. I even made a couple from a thin cotton slip I took out of a dress (those are the white ones at the end).

Burp cloths

I often use Cloud9 tutorial for contoured burp cloths for gifts. But I had a variety of sizes of pieces and so I just did rounded corners. (I wasn't even going to do that! My poor baby - everyone else gets the fancy burp cloths! At least she'll get rounded corners :)) These are to catch baby puke, after all, but they can still be cute!

Burp cloth
 This is lawn and some upcycled sweatshirt material.

Burp cloth
This is some cotton sateen and cotton knit.

Burp cloth
This is lawn and flannel (I love this Children at Play print for making a paper hat!).

Left on the to-do list: second Boppy cover; a nursing cover - fabric, notions, hardware ready to go; and a car seat cover (it's been so cold here in Madison!). Then, I think we're good to go with the homemade stuff.

My Bee a {modern} Swapper churn dash blocks have started to find their way to my mailbox and they are awesome!

Here are a couple from Heide:

Churn dash blocks

Aren't they great?! I've received them from Whitney and Carolyn already, as well. Can't wait to see them all together. Thank you so much Hive 4!!

I'm obviously a little crazy, because I also just signed up for the Text Me text fabric swap - fabrics due Feb 15, baby due Feb. 21...

But, how could I resist?! I can definitely  cut up some fat quarters. These are the two that I picked out:

Word Play cream for Text Me swap Word Play black and white for Text Me swap
So, I have 7.5 yards! I'll keep some, but then I'll hopefully be getting back a really nice bunch of texty goodness. There are some really great prints in the Flickr group! It reminds me that I need to get back to my Labyrinth quilt.

I don't when I'll be getting back to quilting. It seems to be all baby, all the time right now and I doubt that it's going to get any better, anytime soon. I've also really been enjoying seeing the Scrappy Trip Along blocks and quilts. And the to-do wishlist keeps on growing :)

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