Saturday, August 29, 2009

We had a baby!!

Yay!!! Our first born- a boy- has finally arrived! I gave birth to a gorgeous and healthy baby boy on August 20, 2009 at 4:14pm. Baby weighed 8 lbs and 11 ozs and measured 21" in length! He was delivered all natural via a water birth! We were both home only 4 hours after he was born and have been doing GREAT!!

I wanted to post some pictures of our little (well, not so little) bundle of joy!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

More tote bags!

My mom came to visit and loved the black, white, and red color combination that I used to make the friendship bag for the friendship bag swap and asked me to make her a similar one that she could use as her everyday purse.... and 45 minutes it is!!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Friendship Bag Swap!

Friendship Bag Swap

I am so excited! I just signed up for my first ever quilting related swap! Even though I am busy working and getting ready for our first baby's arrival anytime during the next few weeks... I still want to make sure that I am fitting in my designated sewing/quilting time!!! I registered for the swap through the Quilting Gallery Blog.

The Friendship Bag pattern we will be using is super simple and the bag is not time consuming either! Check out a free tutorial posted by Rachel in her blog, "p.s. i quilt"friendship bag tutorial.

If you're interested in joining click here for all the details and information: guidelines

Here are some pictures of the friendship bag I'm making for whoever I get matched up with! It was soooo simple to make! These are my favorite colors! I quilted it using a free motion stippling design.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

San Diego Chargers Quilt!

This is a wall hanging quilt I recently finished for a friend of mine's youngest brother. He is apparently a HUGE San Diego Chargers fan and his mom wanted to surprise him with a newly redecorated room in everything CHARGERS!!! He just got home and absolutely loved his wall hanging quilt. I also made a matching pillow sham for his bed.

I recreated the logo using freezer paper and a pencil and then I attached it to the quilt using a very simple fusible applique technique.

I did the quilting myself on my Voyager 17 midarm quilting machine and I was very pleased with the way it all turned out.

I also included a sleeve on the backside of the quilt for hanging it up.
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