Friday, May 09, 2014

Finish it up Friday: Gifts

Life is good here- I've been very busy.  Lots of fun finishes to share:

I had to get a picture of Charlotte finally wearing my favorite Rollerskate Dress that I made.  She really prefers the novelty prints but conceded after having a bathroom issue just as we got to church (we came home and changed).  I am sending the other floral version to a former college roommate who has a three year old that still wears 2T.  

I have another baby shower this weekend to attend and I made some cute quilted bibs:

A little while ago, I won a giveaway at Sew Giving- the funny thing was that I didn't realize I was entering a giveaway (I didn't read the post carefully) and before I knew it, this little bundle of Terra Australis came in the mail, all the way from Australia.  I received the fabric on Wednesday:

And I made this quilted pillow on Thursday.  I was a little obsessed and really had fun making this.  I also had a deadline: my in-laws are coming for a visit and with them arriving on Mother's Day, shortly after my mother in-law's (Julie) birthday - I knew I wanted to make her a few things.

I did some diagonal straight line quilting, using 1/4" quilters masking tape as a guide (something I got at a yard sale ages ago).  This was a very fun project!

I used a stash fabric I've had for ages to make a zippered back.  I also made my own pillow form.

Finally, I also made Julie a divided basket, using more stash fabrics- a few prints from the Art Gallery collection, Floressence.  I decided to do the pocket version this time and it came together pretty quickly.

I have also added more fabrics to my Etsy destash.  Here's another coupon code, good through May 19, for 10% off: MOTHER.  I hope everyone has a great weekend.  Happy Mother's Day!

Linking up to Finish it up Friday and Sewjo Saturday.


MalinisQuilts said...

Love all 3 projects! Charlotte is so adorable in that dress!

Fran said...

All great projects, but I really love the pillow! You can never go wrong with patchwork squares. I always tell myself to be more adventurous, but squares give the look I so like!

Gemini Jen NZ said...

Gorgeous pillow, I love what you did there with those fabrics! Super cute daughter!

Cambridge Modern Quilt Guild said...

It's all lovely, but I'm especially taken with the dress the little one wearing it!

Serena @ Sewgiving said...

You really made the fabrics shine in that pillow - love it!