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post #421 of 595

I am coming out of the closet of done-nothing shame to take some points - 1 for Valentine's cards and 1 for a hand-sewn felt chocolate bunny for Little Man's Easter basket. While not technically on my original list, I have a lot of "gift for baby" items on there, so I'm counting it. So that puts me at 49/52 since I did the pour sprout mason jars a really long time ago too. I need to get back on track; the first quarter of the year is well over and I've hardly anything to show for it. If this were the 12 Project Challenge, I'd be on a roll! 

post #422 of 595

Ok.  32/52 done.  

 

I also made a sundress for me- with clever use of snaps for the straps so it will work well as a nursing dress as well :)  Almost too easy since it was pre smocked fabric from JoAnns.  33/52

I have 9 more recycled diapers done for DS3.  I am going to take 2 points for those- 35/52.

I never took a point for the fancy nancy dress  36/52.  

 

In the works- diapers for the new kid- still working hard on those :)

Kimono tops for the new kid

casserole carrier for me and one for my friend

rag baby quilt for the new kid- unless I make it kind of big for like a throw blanket- which I am kind of leaning towards- it is red and black and white.

Baby shower/Baby gifts for my 3 pregnant cousins.  I decided to do a flannel receiving blanket, nursing cover, and a kimono top.

 

Speaking of kimono tops- ladies!  I need suggestions on how to bind them!  They are to be made of knit- serge the edge and go with that?  Bias tape?  What?  Ohhh and I have never had a summer baby- but super light knit/tissue knit should still be ok for long sleeves right?  I apparently have boxes of new baby woolens and heavy stuff- and no idea how to dress a summer baby :)

 

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Originally Posted by kitchensqueen View Post

I am coming out of the closet of done-nothing shame to take some points - 1 for Valentine's cards and 1 for a hand-sewn felt chocolate bunny for Little Man's Easter basket. While not technically on my original list, I have a lot of "gift for baby" items on there, so I'm counting it. So that puts me at 49/52 since I did the pour sprout mason jars a really long time ago too. I need to get back on track; the first quarter of the year is well over and I've hardly anything to show for it. If this were the 12 Project Challenge, I'd be on a roll! 

 

Kitchensqueen- you don't have to actually do 52 :)  You can do less or more :)

post #424 of 595

 

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Kitchensqueen- you don't have to actually do 52 :)  You can do less or more :)

 

Sure, but I'm such an OCD list maker that 52 is in my head now! :-)

 

post #425 of 595

 

 

Speaking of kimono tops- ladies!  I need suggestions on how to bind them!  They are to be made of knit- serge the edge and go with that?  Bias tape?  What? 

 

 

I don't know, but I would definitely try serging.  I am just loving the "swirls" variegated serger thread for decorative overedging, and I would definitely try using wooly nylon, too; that would probably be nicest for baby.  UGH woven bias tape on knits sounds like it would be a p.i.t.a. to me!

 

I'm working on baby's quilt now, it's from all blue (well, and blue/green) scraps.  The top is nearly complete. I want to do a queen sized scrap quilt in blues and blue/greens for my bed, too.  I am thinking about a scrap sampler with like a hexagon pieced panel and crazy patch panels and applique squares, too (and maybe some big plain squares for playing with quilting)... but that might be too weird, lol.

 


Edited by ms.shell - 4/22/12 at 12:34pm
post #426 of 595

Iowaorganic, you said you do a lot of free motion quilting.  Where do you start, on a corner or edge, or in the middle?  I tried this on a small piece last year and had fun with it (nd it looked good), so I am thinking I want to quilt this baby quilt free motion (like a meandering stipple), but I am intimidated!  Do you baste with safety pins or give it a real basting before you start?  And if you baste with thread, do you remove the basting stitches as you come to them or at the end?  I have only ever used safety pins for basting because of not understanding how to get the basting stitches out properly!

 

post #427 of 595

Hey Folks,

Just to keep everyone in the loop, I am going into the hospital to be induced.  The baby has no heartbeat.  So crafting has stalled  a bit.  Although I do have a quilt in the works for this baby that will be given to the hospital to be given to another baby or child who could use it. 

I'll be back on track soon..I hope. 
 

post #428 of 595

OH NO potatocraft! Oh, mama, I'm so sorry.mecry.gif

candle.gif for your sweet baby.  I'll be praying for you.

post #429 of 595
Thread Starter 

I so sorry for your loss potato.. Take it easy hug.gif

post #430 of 595

I am so sorry for your loss potato craft.  What a lovely thing to do with the baby quilt though.

post #431 of 595

 

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Originally Posted by ms.shell View Post

Iowaorganic, you said you do a lot of free motion quilting.  Where do you start, on a corner or edge, or in the middle?  I tried this on a small piece last year and had fun with it (nd it looked good), so I am thinking I want to quilt this baby quilt free motion (like a meandering stipple), but I am intimidated!  Do you baste with safety pins or give it a real basting before you start?  And if you baste with thread, do you remove the basting stitches as you come to them or at the end?  I have only ever used safety pins for basting because of not understanding how to get the basting stitches out properly!

 

 

Shamefully I use spray baste.  I would try to do it in a very well ventilated place though when pg- cause it isn't pleasant- but it works awesome.  The stuff you get at the quilt shop is by far superior to the JoAnns or Hobby Lobby stuff.  A can will do about 3 queen size quilts- so it does last a long time :)  

 

I don't do a great job free motion- but I purposely don't prewash and I do use cotton thread- so when it is done and freshly washed they look amazing :)  They pucker up a little and it camouflages so  much!  The spray baste comes out nicely in that first wash too.

post #432 of 595

Much love, potatocraft.

post #433 of 595

I need to find the cord to my camera and take some pictures girls- cause I have been busy and things are turning out so darn cute :)  Pretty proud of my self actually!  I made the kimono tops- probably a size 3-6 (I have pretty big babies) and they are exactly what I wanted!  I did end up using bias tape and am glad I did- cause it really set them off nicely.  I made 4 between yesterday and today and am also ready to put snaps on some diapers for the new kid.  I have to take pics of those too- cause I haven't made things quite this cute before!  I will only update my points when I post the pics....  A little motivation.

 

I need some help in a different area though...  I really love woolies and all my little baby ones are Longies but made of either malabrigo or 3IG merino.  Well I can't really justify buying anymore wool right now what with all the money in the sewing machine and serger....  Should I just take a few pairs apart and make them into shorties?  They are all in perfect shape- no felting whatsoever....  And I have never done that before- is it super hard?  Of course perhaps I should finish my diapers and make sure they would actually fit over them since they aren't newborn....  Suggestions or motivation?

post #434 of 595
Thread Starter 

You could also get sweaters from a thrift store and take them apart if you don't want to waste your hard work. I have never done it but I read quite a few people on Ravelry do it. I just HATE frogging anything, seriously, so the thought of frogging a whole sweater makes me want to Bolt.gif..

post #435 of 595

Uhhh I am not taking apart a whole sweater....  That is insane.  I am going to look for some sale malabrigo maybe...  I might luck out and find some.   I do have a felted sweater I might try to make a cover out of- A whole bag of sweaters from the thrift store and I got one to felt...  Kind of over that I guess.  I will try taking apart one pair of longies and see how it goes- they are tiny and the yarn is sooo beautiful- so that is my first choice...

 

 

eta- well once I spent 20 minutes trying to find the end- I got it frogged to at least shortie status....  Haven't decided which to do yet.  put new ribbing in or remake it completely...  Hmmm.


Edited by iowaorganic - 4/27/12 at 10:10am
post #436 of 595

Oh potatocraft, I'm so sorry. :(

 

I'm in a crafting slump recently. Anyone know how to inspire me (to finish stuff, NOT to start yet more projects!)?

post #437 of 595

Hey Ladies,

Thomas Peter was born sleeping on Wednesday and we are all working on healing.  I am going to finish free motion quilting his quilt this weekend.  Love to you all! 
 

post #438 of 595

Potatocraft~  So, so sorry!  You and your family will be in my thoughts.  Hope your work on special projects brings peace to your heart.

 

With healing wishes~

Jennifer

post #439 of 595

Potatocraft- I am wishing the best for you and your family

post #440 of 595

Potatocraft - I am so sorry to hear this news. Your quilt will be a lovely tribute to your son. 

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