November 7, 2009

Ben's Quilt and Noah's Quilt

This is the t-shirt quilt I inherited mid-piecing, ripped apart and put back together in my own style! What a task! But I was able to fit in some shirts that weren't going to make the quilt and reduced the size and weight of the quilt considerably, so I'm very happy with the result. It's still a good twin size, though! There are a few places that could have been better if I had it from the start, but that's what I get for being a little obsessive!
Ben's birthday party is today, so I hope he gets a huge kick out of seeing all these shirts he thought he threw out years ago!!!
They requested that the back have the Greek letter alpha in red to represent his team at camp. I just pieced the rest out of whatever I had left over and some extra maroon fabric I bought. It's stippled all over in white and bound with maroon scraps. It's actually the first quilt I got to wash and dry after stippling and see the fun crinkle (the first one I had time to wash, my mom took out of the dryer and ironed! he he).
My friend was sweet enough to pay me a little something for my troubles and I have already spent it on fabric for some upcoming wedding quilts!
This is a quilt I made for my friend, Jenny's, baby shower a couple of weeks ago. We've known each other since kindergarten and it was such a special time to see so many life-long friends and celebrate the upcoming arrival of Noah! With a name like that, you've gotta know that his room is animal themed, and I just happened to have picked up this panel in the clearance bin at Hobby Lobby thinking I'd make a Linus quilt with it one day. It was a perfect weekend project to make as soon as school was out and have ready for her shower on Saturday! I had already washed it and Mr. Lion's eyes and mouth came un-embroidered, but that didn't take too long to redo. Just a quick iron, sandwich and baste with some batting and white flannel I had on hand, stipple all over, and I tried my hand at this satin blanket binding. It was a good learning opportunity and I used My Spare Time's tutorial which was so helpful! I'm sure it will look even better next time I use this type of binding!
Here's Mr. Lion up close. He's got a smile back on his face, now!
I hope Noah gets lots of tummy time on his quilt!
I had another baby shower today for my cousin and made her some super cute burp cloths with some of the flannel blankets she registered for, but, alas, I took no pictures. I'll have to work on that.
Right now I'm in that blissful stage in-between projects when I can clean up my sewing room and get my act together before I start ramping up for a graduation, two weddings and Christmas! So much to get ready for!


Psalm112 said...

You are amazing! He absolutely LOVES the quilt!!! Honestly, it is his absolute favorite gift!!! He keeps going on and on about it. You are amazing! Glad you were able to get some more fabric!

Melissa said...

I have a Noah, too, and used to live in Denton, and am glad to meet ya! I've got a basket of fabrics all set aside for a quilt, I even already have the bias binding, but I apparrantly have a block of some kind, because it will not begin... of course, I haven't picked a pattern yet... that could be it, too!