Wednesday, August 19, 2009

making gifts galore

Here is a photo of me (not so flattering) that my little grandson took. He's so proud that he can take pictures with my camera. For being 3, he did pretty good.
I'm working on the baby quilt for my nephew's new baby girl, Harley. It's bunnies and butterflies.

Here is the pillow I'm making for her daddy, my nephew, Michael. You always seem to need an extra pillow when you have a baby, for propping and blocking so they won't roll over, so this one is mostly for jokes at the family reunion/baby shower. Michael said that he'd like to name the baby Harley, if it was a girl, because that's probably the only Harley he'll ever get.

And here's the backing. (I ride a Harley, but I sure don't look like that. I wish!)

Here is the Double Delight quilt I made for my sister-in-law Bonnie. I love the little pieces and the tricky intersections, but I think she'll love the pink more than me. She seems to like it just fine. :o)

A leftover block makes a perfect label.

I'm making 2 pink & brown quilts right now, for 2 different weddings and I used the Stack the Deck pattern. I made the blocks and then used some of the scraps to make a border. After the quilt tops were all finished , I still had scraps, so I made a sewing machine cover for my little travel machine-a Janome Jem 720. I don't usually like pink, but I'm kinda' growing into it...a little. I was in a birthday FQ swap and the theme was pink and brown. I wasn't sure what I'd do with it, but when the 2 weddings came up, and one bride used pink for a color scheme, and the other bride used brown, I knew these colors would be a hit.

And I love having a little something for me to know that these fabrics were from my birthday.
Here's the back.

Here's the little hole I made so that the handle can be accessible, with a flap to keep the dust out.

And the beautiful fron, with 2 pockets, and 2 pockets on the ends. Kinda' cute, huh? Oh, and I had still more scraps, so I made some of them into hotpads. These will be for a sister-in-law. She's a single mom of identical 8-year-old twin boys. She used to be a serious girly-girl, so I think she can use a little pink pick-me-up.

And that's what I've been doing lately. I'm still working on Harley's baby quilt, but I'm not done sewing the binding down, so that will have to wait for another day.


Annie said...

You certainly are doing a lot of pink things!!! I like your Double Delight - I'm still working on mine. And I just love "Daddy's" pillow - just too cute. Keep up the great work ........ I like your blog.

Quilter Kathy said...

Your DD is marvellous! I like the straight layout of the blocks. I'm thinking of making a pink and brown quilt too. Haven't started collecting the fabric yet or picked out a design...just want to work with those colours!

Liz said...

Debi, you have been so busy! Good job getting so much done. And so many gifts (for you too) out of your birthday fq's. Way to use every little bit!