Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Work in Progress Wednesday: Baby Snuggler and Potholders

I have officially made something for the baby! I wouldn't say I was feeling guilty about this, but I definitely wanted her to have something specifically for her from me when she is born.  I made quite a few burp cloths and a diaper bag for Della when she was born, and I didn't want this baby to have nothing of "her own" {as if she would really care!}  I made a Snuggler from Lotta Jansdotter's book, Simple Sewing for Baby.

This really was a simple project in most ways, and I made very few changes to it.  I used a lightweight quilting cotton and flannel from Joann's fabric for this project.  I didn't want it to scream "nursery decor", and I'm pretty happy with the light lavender palette of this cozy blanket.  Now I just need to wait {approximately} five more weeks to have a sweet baby to wrap up inside!

I actually had quite a bit of sewing time this weekend, so here goes:
New Wave Quilt Top You can't see this one yet, but let me just say, 
Make-up Brush Roll I actually made two because the first wasn't really good enough to give as a gift to my friend.  The best part was making a tutorial the second time around so that others can make one!  I think this is my first tutorial, and I do not think it will be my last ;)

Project for the Baby I already told you about the snuggle blanket.
Modern Stash Quilting Bee Block I fiinished my last block and wrote about the overall experience of being in a bee with a look back at all the blocks I made over the 6 months.  

Next Up
Learning to Use a Long Arm Machine!  I am counting down the days to Saturday when I take a class to learn how to use a long arm for finishing my quilts!  A year ago I never thought I would be so fanatic about quilting, let alone learning to use a long arm.  So.Excited.
Quilt Backs I need to make the backs for my Kitchen Windows and New Wave Quilts so that when I go in the weekend after this to use the long arm I have something to quilt!
Colette Sewing: Violet Top  It is going to be nice to re-expand my wardrobe after the baby comes, and my first piece will be the Violet Top from Colette Patterns.  I'm joining Sara in her sewing endeavors {though I'm not quite as ambitious}!
Kitchen Accessories I made one more potholder in this really long-and-drawn-out process of spicing up my own kitchen.  It's good to have little projects like this on the days I need a break from some of the bigger ones.  Next up I will be covering some canvases in fabric to adorn the walls and maybe a new hand towel or two.

As usual, I'm linking up with Lee...

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced



  1. what a cute little baby snuggler! and your block--i just love it!

  2. Love, love, love that block!

  3. very nice snuggler.yay for spicing up the kitchen!

  4. I think that when your new little daughter is older she will really appreciate that you made a snuggler just for her. That is really special! I love the kitchen accessories! Very cute! Every time you post a picture of your projects I want one. Your talent and creativity amaze me!

  5. Love your snuggler! I made a few of those for gifts last year. Hated the corners! But they turned out so cute! Love your block and your pot holder is adorable!


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