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!

Julie Responsibly 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!