Thursday, February 28, 2019

Handmade for Bunny

The first item I made for Bunny after she joined our family was this cute crocheted doll blanket.  It is much smaller than the ladybug one I crocheted for a baby girl when Cheetah was little.

Good thing the ladybug blanket is finally getting some use. It was in my cedar chest for years.  It works well for bigger dolls.

My little girl plays so differently than her brothers did at the same age.  :)

Early this year I made her a minky blanket.

It might not be the most girly, but both pieces were in my minky stash and Bunny loves how fuzzy it is.  It looks good on the rocking chair in her room. 

I also made a quilt/weighted blanket for Bunny.  It has pink minky on the back and poly pellets inside each quilted square.  It is soft and soothing.

I followed the Charming Stripes tutorial I made while Cheetah was working on his eagle project for strip piecing the top.  I used Rob Appell's YouTube tutorial for adding the pellets.  Now my sons are asking for weighted blankets.  It wasn't super difficult, it was just very meticulous to quilt the rows without hitting any pellets with the needle.

It looks really cute in her toddler bed. 

Her room is coming together.  :)

The princess quilt on her wall may or may not be one I originally made to donate and then decided to keep.  I'm glad I decided to keep it now. 

I look forward to making more handmade gifts for my family.  (I just don't feel like wrestling another weighted blanket yet.)


Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Alissa's Quilts

While it was hard for me to finish my own projects at the end of 2018, I was able to help my friend Alissa finish three quilts in time for Christmas.  I helped her with the design, cutting, layouts, quilting, and some of the binding.  Bunny loved it when she came over, because they would play together while I quilted. 

This first quilt was a gift for her father-in-law. I quilted it with spirals. 

It has black minky on the back. 

The second one was for her family. 

I quilted it with a large stipple because the minky on the back was so plush. 

Bunny really liked the back on this one. 

The third one was a gift for her mother-in-law. 

I quilted it with spirals and paisleys. 

It has lavender minky on the back. 

I believe all three of these were made with Benartex jelly rolls.  They were a big hit on Christmas day. 


Friday, February 22, 2019

Scatter Sunshine

Things have been very busy in the Quilt Kisses household, but I did manage to finish one more quilt last year.  Not only was Bunny settling into our family, but we added a Shih Tzu puppy.  Yeah, I'm still in shock that we have a dog.  Cheetah and Bunny absolutely love him. 

What was amazing was that I was able to make this quilt start to finish in less than three days.  A cause can make things happen.  Scatter Sunshine was a gift for a friend  just about to start chemo therapy. 

This was my fabric pull.  The yellow is actually an ombre fabric.  I didn't use the lightest portion of it, because I wanted it to contrast with the white backgrounds.  It was all from stash and scraps.  The minky backing was also from my stash.  (When I see good minky on sale I buy it.)

My inspiration for the quilt was from the Covered in Love disappearing nine blocks a couple years ago.  In one day I had a finished quilt top. 

I loaded it on the Q24 for some free motion quilting.  I used the spirals and paisleys combo again. 

I love how they look together.

This was such a fun quilt to make.  I have almost enough fabric to make another.  One may be for me in the future.  ;)

It is crazy to think that it is the same pattern as the pink one I made last year. 

That just goes to show what a difference fabric choices make in the overall quilt!  My favorite fabric in Scatter Sunshine was an alphabet print (Best in Class Letter Toss).  It makes for a fun game of I Spy. 

You can see a portion of the binding in the picture above.  It was a black and white heart print.  I love how it turned out.  

I think it is ready for a good snuggle, finishing about 60 x 72 inches. 

I hope to share some projects I made for Bunny soon.