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.