Friday, January 25, 2008

Sew Crafty Friday


I decided to participate in Sew Crafty Friday this week. I hope to be able to every week, but sometimes things like kitchen remodels or dinner parties without a kitchen sink may get in the way. Not if I can help it, though!

Thanks to Shereen at Waiting for Him for hosting! Go check out the other crafty projects this week.

Here is what I was working on this past week. I actually only took 2 days of sewing for me, plus a day of cutting. Which isn't really too bad since I only worked after the big kids were in bed and that happens to be the time that Abby is the crankiest.

I just made up the pattern. I wanted it to be this size (about 30"x40"), so I looked through my trunk full of cloth that I inherited from a neighbor years ago and found some stuff that coordinated well. The cloth with the rabbits just really lent itself to this final layout. However, I completely ran out of fabric for that center square so I improvised. I found some white fabric and blue fabric paint and decided to put Abby's footprints on there. I like how it turned out.

While I was digging through the fabric, I found some totally adorable Noah's ark fabric in blues & browns and some matching brown fabric. Oh, man, I can't wait to turn that into a quilt. I hope I have a boy next!!

9 comments:

Terri said...

That is absolutely beautiful! I definitely want to try my hand at quilting and that is very inspiring.

Terri

Lynne said...

I love the little foot prints in the middle, what a nice touch!

Elizabeth Joy said...

That is really nice! The footprints make it so personal. It will be treasured for years to come.

lahbluebonnet said...

Great work! I love how you improvised everything so nicely!
Blessings,
Laurie

Rebecca said...

Isn't that PRETTY! Love the little feet! Just precious!

Mom2fur said...

Stunning! And to think that came out of your own head. You are very talented!

Karen said...

Beautiful! I'm amazed how fast you made it!

Ginny said...

How absolutely adorable. I love the footprints in the center and your color pallette is so sweet. You did a great job on it. Wish I could have done something like that when my kids were young. What a great keepsake.

Mrs.T said...

This is just lovely. Thank you for sharing. I admire anyone who can just put something like this together from what's on hand. The footprints are a wonderful addition!