Sunday, February 26, 2012

Pink and Red

Do you know how excited I get when I hear that a coworker is having a baby girl? :o) I love making little crib quilts and it's always fantastic to have an excuse to whip up a girly pink tiny quilt. Here's one I made last week to welcome a new girl. It's very simple, just a charm pack with a few extras mixed in, and a crib size piece of batting. It went together very quickly since it's so small.

pink quilt

Here's a closeup of some of the pretty prints in this charm pack.

pink quilt

I also recently stumbled over some University of Alabama quilting cotton on fabric.com and almost had a heart attack from excitement. My dad went there and is quite possibly the biggest Crimson Tide fan on the face of the earth. So I had to buy two prints, and I made him up a little sofa cushion and a little grocery bag. I can't wait to give them to him.

alabama pillow alabama bag

And finally... I am at last catching up on the Minoru Sew Along!

My fabric is a very very heavy water resistant outwear cotton from BJ's. It's definitely one of the most expensive fabrics I've ever bought, but I really wanted something that would keep some rain out without being a nylon or poly. The fabric is very stiff- pretty much a canvas- and it's been a bear to sew. My top stitching and gathering could be better, but this is as good as I can get with my machine, which is just not cut out to sew really heavyweight fabrics.

zipper

The zippers are metal ones from Pacific Trim. Hey, if I'm using $25/yard outwear fabric, I'm not tossing in cheap plastic zippers; I'm going for the theory that using good fabric and notions here will make it come out nicely. Wish me luck. ;)

Here's the shell so far on my dressform

minoru shell

So far I like it, but we'll see how it comes out in the end!

3 comments:

Faye Lewis said...

There you go with yet another pretty quilt. The things that attracted me to your blog in the first place was the de-constructed 9-patch quilt and the pj pants you were making for your sister at the time. Can't you tell that I'm really into comfy cozy? I think you've done a wonderful job on the minoru jacket, and hope that you love it to pieces and get lots of rainy day wear from it when it's done!

gMarie said...

Wow! When you come back, you come back with a bang. Love the 'bama swag I'm sure your dad will too. but the jacket is looking fabulous. g

Sophia said...

Hi Wendy, thanks for commenting on my blog. I'm poking around yours and really enjoying it. Your Minoru is to die for. Those zippers and lining are just drool-worthy :) I'm looking forward to seeing the finished project.