Thursday, October 28, 2010

Zion's Quilt

Here is my little entry for the Blogger's Quilt Festival. Thanks again to Amy and the sponsors for putting this on again! Head on over to her blog to see all of the other fabulous quilts. There are also some fun giveaway's as well!

Amy's Creative Side - Blogger's Quilt Festival

I made this little quilt for my newest little nevvy Zion! He was born this August and I, now don't faint, actually gave him the quilt a week after he was born! Amazingly I had this quilt all done except for the binding two months before he was born. This is a record people! You remember it took over a year do some of my other quilts! I have a quilt that I've been working on for...let's see.....about 9 years now. Don't even ask how close it is to being done. Let's just say, if I go on the way I have been I'll be getting it done in about 81 years. I better get moving on it I guess.

Ok, On to Zion's Quilt. Or, maybe I should have named it the "I've Always Wanted To..." quilt. You'll see what I mean.

I chose Log Cabin because I've always wanted to make a log cabin quilt and decided this was a good opportunity to try it out. I am a FAN. It is such a fun pattern to work with! As you can see, I wanted it to be one huge log cabin square and I wanted to use all scraps. Check and check. All the fabric are scraps from my other projects. There are a few scraps from my sisters and some from a friend too. Scraps from Zion's big sisters quilt and there are even scraps from two button up shirts that no longer fit me! Ahh...I love it.

I've never done a scrappy back either and have always wanted to try it. Film in the Fridge, you are an inspiration! She always has the cutest quilt backs. I really like how it turned out. The black and gray fabric is a really soft homespun. It's get's so very soft after you wash it. Perfect for cuddling.
I had to wait until the baby was born to know if was a boy or a girl so I wanted to wait to bind it so that I could make it more "boyish" or "girly". So, as soon as he came along I found this pretty blue striped searsucker in my stash. I've always wanted to do a striped binding. It it had been a girl I would have either gone with bright pink or purple. Or maybe I would have been really crazy and used a bright floral pattern?

Here's the little label I made for it. By Aunt Jenny, your FAVORITE Aunt! A little subtle brain washing....*ehem* I had to do finish this after he was born as well. I did all of it except his name and the date he was born ahead of time. Goodness, I was so on top of things.

I quilted this in a spiraled square starting from the middle. Easy peasy and so quick. One reason I got it done in time. :)

This little heart is in the very center of the quilt. Just like he came from the center of God's heart.

Just like nothing is perfect in this world, this quilt isn't quite perfect either. Here's my little oops moment. Accidentally sewed this section of binding with the stripes going the wrong way. I love it though. It gives character.

And now some artsy pictures for your viewing enjoyment.

Thank you so much for stopping by our blog! Have fun looking at all the other entries!


Tuesday, October 12, 2010


I just LOVE these gloves......*sigh* my eyes out...
How would you like to win them?? YOU CAN'T! Because I'm going to. *smug little look*
....*huff*...i suppose i will share the link with you.. (tee hee hee! because i won't get an extra entry if i don't! ;D jes' messin'!) tee hee!
the BLOG: Sewing in the Past
the ETSY: a and b originals
where to SIGN UP:
good luck!