So, the project I was working on this weekend was this baby quilt.
Russ' bff Scott and his lovely wife Lynette are going to have their first baby. A little girl. Her shower was Saturday and on Thursday I thought I should probably get her something. Then I realized that since she herself is a talented Etsy artist, she would most likely have a favorites page where I could browse her favorite handmade things. There I found a lot of items featuring clouds and the colors red and aqua. This quilt is what I came up with. I was able to finish it on Friday. Then Saturday (the morning of the shower) I decided I really wanted to make something to go with it. So I made this wall hanging.
Then I packed them all up in an old travel case and was off to the shower.
The shower was adorable, I mean look at the house it was hosted in. No, it is not a doll house, it is a real house!
I got nervous (like I always do) that she would not like it and that I should just stick to the gift registry. I just really like giving handmade gifts. But I am so glad I made it because she loves it. I am glad I was able to make something that was what she wanted, cause it is not the kind of thing you could find in the stores.
And now, a quick description of how I made this little quilt.
I drew a cloud on the wrong side of the white fabric (I used the same fabric that I would be putting the clouds on)
Then lay it on the right side of the fabric you want the clouds to be. (Right sides together) Pin it.
Sew all around the pencil line.
Cut around the edges.
Cut an x in the back fabric.
Clip in the indentions? I don't know how to write that, just do what I did in the picture.
Then flip them right side out and press.
Then I laid all the clouds out on the fabric and decided how I liked them best and pinned them on. Then I sewed all around each one with a zig-zag stitch on my machine.
Then you could quilt and bind it however you want (so many tutorials of that on the world wide web).