Today is my day and I'm so excited to share what I have made and gifted. Thank you to Carla of Creatin' in the Sticks for organizing this blog hop. The ladies blogging the last three days have had so many beautiful gifts to show that they have made.
This has been the year of babies in my family. I have a new granddaughter, grandson and great niece!! For my great niece (granddaughter and grandson were born earlier in the year and already have theirs), I made a Tummy Time quilt, using 5" squares - some cotton fabrics and some polyester that have fun textures, along with bits of different ribbons and a backing of Minky.
My older grandson (he's 2) loved the one I made for his little brother, so I made him one as well. Why not? These are easy to make in one day, with 5" squares of cotton fabric and polyester with textures (just surround the polyester with cotton because it stretches something fierce when it is put together), 2" pieces of ribbon, Elmer's purple school glue stick (to hold the ribbon in place for sewing) and Minky for the backing which is brought around to serve as the binding as well. Simple quilting with SID sews down the ribbons with a second seam holding them down against the tugging of little hands. No batting keeps them light and easy to carry/drag around.
My daughter cares for people who live in their own homes but need help 24/7, for various reasons. One of her clients also loved the Tummy Time quilt I made for the new grandson this summer, so I decided to make a quilt like it for her as well. Most of the fabric for this quilt was a bundle of fat quarters I won from Hawthorne Supply Company - thank you so much Hawthorne Supply Company!! #hawthornesupplycompany
I had some squares left over, so I decided to make her a purse to match her new quilt
I bought a panel of animal stuffed toys to make and made one each for the grandsons - quick and semi-easy!
Nothing fancy - SID with my sewing machine. I really miss my longarm!! Caring for my 98 year old father is more important than me getting to use my longarm, but that doesn't stop me missing it (and my husband, home and horse)!
These lovely bloggers are sharing the "show off" day with me:
Thursday, November 14th
Please stop by and leave them a sweet comment on their fabulous work. They may even have a giveaway!!