Wednesday, April 17, 2013

My First Softie

I haven't posted lately but that doesn't mean April has not been a crafty month.  I have been quite busy with fun crafty things.  I have been doing the Maine Quilt hop which is a nice excuse to need to go to as many quilt shops as possible so I can get little treats and be able to enter contests.  As a result I have bought new fabric which I should really post about.  Sunday I go to my favorite quilt shop.  Last weekend I went to the New England Quilt show where I took a fabulous class with Angela Walters and was able to try out a long arm quilt machine.  I hope to have my own long arm quilt business someday.  I met with my quilting friends (we call ourselves "The Seam Rippers") last night and we have an all day quilt day at the end of the month.
 I have also been busy trying to make things for Stella and my niece's birthday.  Above is the first finished item I have made.

I started the doll quilts a while ago and haven't actually finished yet.  I still have to finish hand sewing the binding. The pattern is from Simple Sewn Gifts by Helen Philipps.  I did finish the softie today.  I have always wanted to make one.  It is isn't perfect but I am on a schedule (the birthdays are next week) and it is my first.  But I really love it.  I found this pattern and the fabric is from my stash. 

After I finish the other bunny and doll quilts, I want to make Stella a dress and bonnet for her birthday.  I have the fabric cut out so I think I may possibly have them done in time.  Wish me luck. 


Annette - MyRoseValley said...

HI Christine. How exciting that sounds. And on top of it have an excuse to go fabric shopping. Good for you. Your softie is charming and I LOVE the quilt that shows behind. A scrappy one I guess. I love scrappy quilts.

My Rose Valley

Country Maison (Eva) said...

The softie is sweet and lovely, I love the fabrics, they are adorable ! And you quilt is looking beautiful, I cant wait to see it finished and see all those little details you are adding on to it, might give me some inspiration .

Take care and happy crafting !

Teresita said...

muy lindo!!!!!!