I think the hubs feels like he always gets the short end of the stick when it comes to cute baby clothes that proclaim our little munchkin's love for us as his parents. So for father's day I tried to make up for this short coming.
It was a super fast and easy project using a freezer paper template and fabric paint. I followed this tutorial. I used fabric paint from Michaels and after 1 washing this paint still looks as good as new. I'm excited to try out some other designs using this technique since it was so easy.
The International Quilt Festival came to Cincinnati this past weekend and with it was a fantastic display of quilts including the Cincinnati Modern Quilt Guild's Ohio Star Challenge. Here was my modern take on the traditional Ohio Star block...
Rainbow Stars (front)
The quilting on this one was a lot of fun. I wanted the Ohio star to show up in the quilting and not just in the pieced blocks.
The best part about having my quilt hanging at such a huge show was just standing back and watching the people walk by and check it out....stepping in closer for a better view.
This was also my first quilt show with a new challenge in store....navigating the crowds with a stroller (which contained a screaming baby at times). I really think he liked looking at all the quilts with their bright colors and interesting patterns. Surely this one must have been his favorite.
Today was the day to get my belly all gooed up and take a peak inside at the little critter that's been growing in there for the past 21 weeks. It's so fun to see all the little body parts...some were obvious and others just looked like fuzz to me...but I took the ultrasound tech's word for it and just agreed when she told me all the organs were there. So here's our first little picture...
And my favorite shot of the little butt and feet that were curled up tight...
And the most exciting part...which I'm sure is the real reason you came to read this post...
A sad day has come when I have to pack up my sewing room for the move to our new house. I hate having to put all my things in a box and just hope that they will soon find a place in our new home. There won't be much sewing for me for a little while but I do have a project to share!!
What A Hoot!!
This little cuttie was a lot of fun to make. I got to dig through my boxes of scraps for all of the owl pieces.
There was some straight line quilting through the owl squares and some random swirl fill pattern everywhere else.
An my favorite part was the jumbo ric rac I added to the top and bottom. I just love the texture and color it added.
The quilt was a gift for my mom for her birthday. She has a thing for owls. I designed the label in Adobe Illustrator and then just printed on fabric.
I have been missing from blog land lately...but for very good reason I do believe. This photo might help explain...
YES, I'm pregnant!! This wonderful little baby has taken over my body and given me no mercy. Well, not until lately when my pb&j diet has evolved back to more grown up food and my bed time has been pushed back until about 9pm instead of immediately following dinner. It has been a wonderful experience so far. I am now 19 weeks along and we only have 2 more weeks until we can find out if it's a boy or a girl.
So back to the photo above...my wonderful hubs (pictured) is a computer person. He writes and trouble shoots html code all day long. He spends hours in the evening surfing the internet. And I have never known him to purchase anything without first doing hours of online research for the item. However, when it comes to selecting a baby name he refused to look at any of the millions of names in data bases found all over the web. No, he needed a real life 688 page book to hold. I'm finding out early that babies will make you do some funny things.
So now that I'm feeling human again, let the baby crafting begin!!
The start of our first baby quilt...
And some burp cloths I made for a new mom and of course our baby got a matching set as well...
Unfortunately, the list of projects I want to make keeps growing every day so now I must go to my room and make something!!
I love these little things...but I'm not sure what to do with them. It's my second attempt at crocheting something. I got the pattern from The Yvestown Blog over here. She was going to use hers as coasters but I think they are a little small for that. They might be nice if I had several more and I could attached them....but I haven't learn the whole attaching part yet.
In the mean time I will just lay them out on my table and admire them.