A summer break baby quilt - scrap buster!!

This quilt is my attempt to ‘bust’ my scrap bin as I see all the quilting bloggers do from time to time. Besides the back (which is a super soft organic flannel elephant print from Cloud 9’s ‘fanfare’ line), it’s allllll scraps. I still have quite a collection in my bin, but this quilt definitely helped to make a dent!

A teeny hexagon mini-quilt

This tiny quilt measures about 26 X 26. It’s so small! Might end-up being a little blankie for someone… who knows!

It was fun to find parts of the fabric to highlight with the little hexagons. The back is a soft flannel from the Fanfare series. Oh!

Spring break quilt

Here’s the finished product!

The back is two Echino prints. I just love the weight (cotton + linen) of these Echino prints, and the colors are always so beautiful.

Coming up next…

I finished the squares for the baby un-even star quilt. Photos of the finished quilt in a few days when it’s done!

Sometimes simple is best.

Here’s a simple little ‘whole cloth quilt’ (no patchwork… just two pieces of cloth quilted with batting in between them). I saw this fabric at Dry Goods Design last week and fell in love with it. Coupled with the grey flannel polka dot print my mom got me for Christmas, it makes a sweet little snuggle blanket I think.

Ok… now I’ll get back to studying…

right after this coffee-ground-filled scrappy pin cushion. Seriously. Putting away the sewing machine.

Procrastination

It’s finals week. The best time to make a baby quilt!

I mean… besides hemming Aaron’s pants and making him a little pouch to keep the cards that don’t fit in his wallet I haven’t sewn anything since January, so it’s about time. This quarter has been insane. Ironically finals week seems kind of slow, now that my clinical rotations and all the ‘work’ is done. So… quilting time!

I got the inspiration for this quilt from a lap quilt I saw on pinterest. I used the “Take a Hike” prints (Dear Stella) and combined them with bold, primary colors. It’s a very simple quilt, and I like the way it turned out. The back is a flannel print from the “Take a Hike” series. It’s nice and cozy. The prints are all about camping (and hiking!) - you can see some of the mini thermoses and compasses and other things here:

And here’s the back flannel print. I love the little bears and raccoons.

Ok - now back to studying!

A bed-runner for my parents

My mom requested this bed-runner to match her new bedspread and pillows. We went to a great fabric store in Ft Meyers, Florida, so she could pick out all the fabric (I might have gotten a bit too…). At first I was going to make the back side of this a solid print, but it turns out we got more of each style than I needed, so I decided to make both sides patterned so they can switch it up sometimes.

The back -

A pastel Chevron baby quilt

Some winter break sewing…

I’ve been doing a lot of sewing (and listening to podcasts) this week while I’m on break. It’s been wonderful! Here’s a couple blocks for an in-process baby quilt, and a couple more swaddle blankets. Ahhhhhhhhhhh days of sewing and snow…

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