Henry’s wearing a 18-24month size, but the only Michigan shirts we had in that size were long-sleeved! Considering it’s in the 80s around here, that just won’t do. So I ran out to Meijer, snagged a cheap XXL shirt, took it home and scaled it down! I just kept it as a raw-edged, rolled hem – and used the shirts original neckband. That made things super easy! Thanks, Rae!
Category Archives: Kids
I used primarily Riley Blake fabrics. I was so happy to find the Peak Hour fabric line, as it saved me from having to come up with car appliques on my own. Instead, I used my method of sewing the outline of the car to a piece of muslin, right sides together. Then you cut a slit in the muslin, turn the car right-side out, and then trim the muslin to just a quarter-inch seam allowance. Then you can applique the car onto the quilt-top! First I did hand-stitching, but then I top-stitched the cars on by machine for added security. When I was quilting the blanket, I added some quilting to the window of the car for even additional security.
I did double binding. I love the framing effect, and it’s a nice way to make machine-stitching the binding look attractive.
Abbey’s family just moved back into their home after a year away. Their house had extensive, heart-breaking damage due to a terrible flood (like – seven feet of standing water kinda terrible), but her husband and their family and friends resurrected their place and things are looking bright! Hope these quilts bring smiles to a family that has endured a lot, and deserves a break!
By the genius request of my sister-in-law, Lloyd and I got to work making her some pillow covers. (An alternative for these pillows I made her a while back.)
Lloyd painted some fabric squares with fabric paint.
And I bordered them in a dark purple.
They turned out pretty cute! (Sorry for the quick pic. I didn’t get a chance to photograph them before they were gifted!)
I love this idea for a nursery, kids’ bedroom, or floor pillows in a play room! But of course – they work great for a loving Aunt’s couch, too : )