6 yards of Laguna Stretch Cotton Jersey Knit in Turquoise
1 ball of Bernat Mosaic yarn in Calypso
1 yard of elastic for the pants
a really big needle for threading yarn
remnants of red, yellow, blue, and lavender sparkly fabric
an iron and enough wonder-under to get the stupid sparkly fabric to stick
Teasers during production:
Whipstitch has this wonderful thing every year called the “Sewing Buddy Project” where you’re (seemingly randomly) matched with another participant and they’re your “buddy” for the year. Somehow I’ve gotten matched with a buddy from Georgia for 2 years in a row!
This year there are going to be challenges for buddies to complete jointly – the first one ended today.***ETA: it looks like it’s been extended until Monday!*** The challenge #1 was to create 2 projects, one a “boy” version and one a “girl” version. Since children’s clothing is pretty much out the window for me, we had to come up with something else that could be portrayed in a “girl” and “boy” fashion, but that was still obviously connected.
We decided on a self-contained picnic blanket in the greenhouse apple chevron print. I did mine in flannel and laminate – she chose to go with cotton instead of flannel for the heat factor! I love that these designers are producing on so many different types of fabric, it really allows you to be some much more flexible with what you can create!
So anyways (I finished it at close to midnight last night so I couldn’t take it outside for pics, but it’s been raining here anyways.) I chose 4 solid flannels to co-ordinate with my apples. She provided the pattern (which I managed to screw up anyways) and I came up with a block scheme for the pocket.. well, 2 schemes. I couldn’t decide on just one.
I decided that since both sides of the pocket show, that I’d do one on the inside and one on the outside.
What do you think? Does it look like the sketches at all? You might notice that the middle row is on top and the top row is in the middle. And please don’t look at the puckers where the designer flannel didn’t stretch and the cheaper solids did stretch. Just gaze in awe that in the first try at assembling it, it all ended up fitting inside the pocket!
But what they say about quilting is true… you really have to love the fabric that you’re working with. And at the end of it I still love all of the fabrics!
me… on Sesame Street!
When I first heard that I was going to be an “Auntie” again, I found this perfect Sesame Street flannel to make some baby stuff. When I heard about 6 months later that I WAS an Auntie again, I thought I should probably get started on said baby stuff.
This picture was actually taken after I gave them the blanket… I’d been up late finishing it and hadn’t had time to photograph it, so the picture is really quite horrid. But I think you get the picture – it’s a flannel rag quilt with a giant center panel.
This might just be the coolest part of the quilt. Centered at the bottom of the panel in the selvage it reads “C 2011 Sesame Workshop”. My nephew was due to be born in early 2012 but due to some complications he ended up being born right at the end of 2011. When I saw the selvage I thought it was just too perfect and I left it in. Most of the time it gets covered by the rag seam, but I know it’s there.
Don’t you just love that nail polish too? To me it looks like a 50’s kitchen appliance.
Anyways, here’s the back of the quilt. Nothing fancy, but there was a LOT of square cutting involved…
Then bibs, cloths, and a stuffed taggy block… and yes, it jingles. 😀
I saw this new minky fabric and I fell in love… shortly afterwards I had 2 new blankets on my chair. What can I say? I can’t resist a good minky!
And wouldn’t you know? This week it’s 20% off on fabric.com… why does that always happen to me?
Is that not the cutest thing you’ve ever seen? Besides possibly this:
It arrived!!! And it is just as beautiful as I hoped!
Thank you Monica Solorio-Snow for reading my mind 😀