Sunday, August 4, 2013

Anna Maria Horner Figure 8 scarf

Beware, lots of pics because I LOVE these fabrics.

 This side is all AMH velveteen
 And these next pics are all of the cotton side:

 See my label?  My daughter and son-in-law gave me a whole bunch of these.  They're from gutenTAGS, an Etsy site.  Very quick and easy to sew into a seam.  Thank you again, Tara and Matt!

 Isn't this fabric cool?  Is this hieroglyphics?
More from the cotton side.  This scarf was a graduation gift for a sweet young woman in my church who has a real heart for God, and children.  She is on her way to becoming a nurse practitioner. Her mom told me she likes peach.  I hope she likes the scarf and it keeps her warm with the upcoming winter (sorry to mention that, although I know some of you are just moving into summer.)
Have a blessed day!  ~ Jodi

Friday, August 2, 2013

Red white blue yellow baby quilt

I showed you this quite a number of months ago, but it was only a top at the time.  Now it's a complete quilt.  Isn't it wonderful when that happens eventually?

Here's a closeup of some of my FMQ'g.  Not TOO bad.  I got lazy on some of the blocks and didn't draw any lines so they leave a bit to be desired.  Some of these fabrics are Denyse Schmidt's.  And can you see the bicycles, scooters, and tricycles?  (Not sure on the designer of that one - sorry)
 This quilt is going to a little girl, Makenna.  I'm hesitant to give it to mom, though, because it's not all pink and girly.  This is mom's first child and when I look at FB, there's tons of pink.  I hope she likes it anyway.  I think it's feminine, but maybe I should not have used the blue/red/white stripe, or so much light blue on the back.  
(Psalm 127:3:  "Children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.")
I think from now on when I make a quilt for someone, they have to come shopping with me!  (Or shop my stash  :-))  Although actually I made this for someone who wasn't finding out the gender of their baby so it needed to be neutral.  I don't think I accomplished that, though.  But then, again, I can't decide on this quilt, is it boy or girl?  I was going to say, you be the judge, but it's already earmarked, and labeled, for Makenna, so it is what it is.  Okay, I'm done obsessing about it, sorry!
 My hubby did the holding of the quilt for me in case you're wondering whose feet those are.
Have a wonderful day!  May you bless and be blessed!  ~ Jodi