Sunday, October 25, 2009

A Little of This and A Little of That

I met up with my perferred long arm quilter yesterday and was able to pick up the two quilts I left with her a couple weeks ago. The first was my kaleidoscope of color that will be a Christmas gift for mum.

The second, the Seeing Stars quilt that is a wedding gift for a friend's daughter.

Now on to finding some good moves to watch while I hem binding on both. The first is a king size so I might need several good movies.

I am hosting a shower for a friend that is having her first boy in a couple weeks and so today I got a jump start on some baby shower gift items. Both of her girls have a thing for sucking on their blankets so I thought the Ribbon Blanket on Moda Bake Shop was the perfect gift idea. I love these robot fabrics from Andover Fabrics and decided they would make a fun ribbon blanket. A purchase of 6 fat quarters from a local craft shop allows me to make 2 of these blankets as well as 2 sets of 3 burp cloths with scraps leftover for something else fun. I am sure with all the woman having babies at church at the moment that I will find a special home for the 2nd set of robot goodies.

I put together the 16 5" squares for the blanket this afternoon and will hopefully make it to the fabric shop sometime this week to pick up the minkee fabric to finish it out. I am leaning towards the aqua color as the backing but we shall see what they have to offer in colors at the store.
I am not so hot at drawing so I am on the look out for a super cute image of a robot that would be cute embrodiered on a onsies.


Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Love the quilts must be so pleased with them both...and the baby goodies I am sure your friend will be thrilled.

maisy and the boys said...

That robot fabric is beautiful. what gorgeous gifts.
Your quilts are suberb!

synnove75 said...

Wow the quilts are beautiful! What wonderful gifts they will be. And the robot fabric is wonderful, really great for a baby boy.

Thimbleanna said...

Beautiful quilts Kim! And your robot baby gear is just adorable!!!