I could write about someone's first birthday, a slew of summer visitors, our fabulous vacation or a new virtual quilting bee that I joined. But I have some very important, yet unfinished business to attend to today. I'm overdue in properly introducing you all to Margene. She and I have been busy ever since I asked for some help in naming her. The photos below are my finished sewing projects for April and May. June's sewing will have to wait for another day.
First up is the Best Bib pattern from the JCasa *handmade. I tried the pattern because I thought it would be a great way to practice quilting techniques. Then I got completely hooked on bibs and on quilting.
These bibs were for a charity auction for Womancraft (awesome organization--really, go check the link).
These were for gifts.
(Two of these bibs were sent to two wonderful mothers that donated some breastmilk to Henry when he was about six months old. I send yet another "thank you" out to them.)
I loved making these rag quilt letters from a tutorial on Happy Together. This bright set was a gift for one of Henry's internet baby friends. ::waving:: Hi Scout!
I hope to make another set for Henry to play with soon. This has been his favorite book for months now. ("I'm a Zizzer-Zazzer-Zuss, as you can plainly see.")
And this was a gift for Scout's mom. The quilted photo album cover was a pattern I made up myself.
This may be my favorite bib to date. It is a first birthday bib for Henry's friend River. (She came to visit recently, so you'll hear more about her soon.)
And last, but not least, a gift potholder for my sister-in-law. I absolutely love how this turned out and I want to make another just like it for me.
Check out the labels I made recently. The bibs have them, too.
So a couple of months ago I had a grand plan to make Margene a nice sewing machine cover to keep the dust off. But she rarely has much downtime, so I'm plugging away at the rest of my sewing list instead.