Friday, October 24, 2014

Technicolor Dreams Revealed!

Hello everyone! I hope you have all had a wonderful week. I'm excited to show you all my secret quilt today, Technicolor Dreams! I made it for my friend, who's baby is due 10/29, and who I had a baby shower for this past Saturday. They don't know the gender of the baby so I chose to do a brightly colored quilt that will work for a boy or a girl. My friend and her other children love the quilt and her daughter, the oldest, said that her little sister will look very beautiful on it! She's really hoping for a sister because she has 2 younger brothers. :) Once the baby is here and we know the name, I will make a personalized label and officially finish the quilt. And get some better pictures. I tried to get a picture of it as my friend was holding it up but she ended up having a hilarious, yet unflattering, look on her face so she asked me to crop her out. ;) You can't really tell in these pictures, but all of the fabrics have tiny dots. They are Connecting Threads' Classic Dot basic prints in charm squares, which are on clearance right now.


I also got all of my mug rugs finished and started on the Christmas hot pads for my craft fair. I have 6 done and 6 more to go. They are super quick, though, so they will for sure be done this morning. So far, I have my microwave bowl cozies (21 in each size), 22 mug rugs, a set of 4 Christmas ornament placemats with napkins and soon-to-be 12 hot pads to sell at my craft fair. I also have 20 key fobs started, that I hope to be able to personalize on site. The craft fair is 4 weeks from tomorrow so I think I'm making good progress!


I had 2 bee blocks to make this month and I got both of them done this week. One is a pinwheel star and the other is a hexagon called Spin Wheel. It is supposed to have a pinwheel in the center but I chose fabrics that aren't very contrasting so my pinwheel is sort of hidden. Once I got it done, I was worried that it blended too much but the queen for that hive really likes that the pinwheel is hard to find so that worked out!

This weekend I need to finish my son's Halloween costume. He is going to be a monkey but I refused to pay $50-$60 for a costume. So I bought him a fleece hoodie and some fleece pants on sale at Kohl's, a 6-ft chenille stem to wrap around his waist for a tail and I'm going to sew on a felt tummy and make felt ears to attach to a headband. Easy peasy and around $20! Plus, he can continue to wear the pants and the hoodie after Halloween. Here he is without the tummy and the ears. I think he'll be a pretty cute monkey! :)

I'm linking up today to Crazy Mom Quilts' finish it up Friday and Confessions of a Fabric Addict.


Have a sew crafty weekend!

Jenn

8 comments:

  1. He certainly does make a cute monkey! Homemade costumes are the best - I can remember each of the ones I made for my son but the purchased ones have been forgotten

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  2. What a beautiful baby quilt! I am hoping she gets a girl, too. It's nice to have a sister! Love your creative monkey costume, Jenn. Such a fabulous start!

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  3. Beautiful...I love all the colors!

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  4. I love your fabric placement and quilting in the technicolor quilt.

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  5. I love spiral quilting. Fabulous fabric choice.

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  6. Striking colors. How a simple HST can look so good. Quilting really adds alot to the overall look and texture. Great job!

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  7. What a beautiful quilt for your friend! Yay for secrecy and quilty gift giving. :)

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