Sunday, January 17, 2010

Brittney's quilt for Alyssa

My Granddaughter Brittney has been wanting to make a quilt for her little sister for a while now.  We've even had the fabric bought for a couple of months.  We've had the darndest time getting a sewing machine for Britt to work on the project at home, or getting her over to G&G's to work on it.

The other day, Britt's little sis Alyssa was at the store with her Mom and spotted this Sponge Bob fabric.  She was actually hugging the bolt of fabric till her Mom bought her some to hold for herself!  When I heard this, I had to tell her that was the exact same fabric Britt had picked out.
Here's another view - Alyssa had just been woke up from her nap and it was a little hard getting a good picture of the both of them.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

And matching dolly quilt

Here's another shot of the new baby quilt top - along with the complimentary dolly quilt. Granddaughter will have a new quilt for her doll when Mommy and Daddy have the new little brother wrapped up in his quilt!!

Now I 'just' have to get them quilted, put the binding on, and get them to Virginia in time for the baby's arrival. Keep your fingers crossed for me.
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New Baby Quilt

I've got a new grand-baby coming, and I got busy making a quilt for him! While DD#2 was home for Christmas she approved the new quilt pattern I'd gotten and wanted to try from Quilt in a Day called Day and Night.

She picked out the colors, and I got to pick out the fabric. You can see in the close-up below that the blue / black fabric looks almost like water, and I think the yellow / gold secondary fabric compliments it nicely. I've even got the binding all ready for when it comes back from the quilter.

While both of these fabrics came from the nearby Wally World - they are both very nice fabrics that worked up really nicely. I know some quilters wouldn't dream of putting 'cheap' fabric in a quilt, this pre-washed very nicely, sewed up just great, and it just doesn't make sense to me to spend $8-$10 for Quilt Shop fabric when you really can find good quality material like these for so much less. I figured with the 5 yards I bought for this and an upcoming project, I saved a good $25 - $30!!

I will agree that not all the fabrics found at discount stores are quilt quality, if you look closely, buy smart and check it by pre-washing and evaluating the fabric along the way, you can make some good smart decisions when it comes to buying fabric.

I'm heading back to the sewing room to work on the second project for this fabric. Stay tuned!!!
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