Posts Tagged ‘tangerine’

This project was so much fun!!! It was my first nesting project of many for baby girl to be πŸ™‚ After having 2 boys, this was such an exciting project for me….girly fabric and girly colors! I used Anneliese’s wonderful tutorial over at Aesthetic Nest. She used the same fabric on front, and like I said in previous posts, I just had to use the same it is SO beautiful!! I’m thinking she should sell it as a kit! I passed the tutorial on to another friend, who just made one with adorable John Deere fabric for her newborn son. She too loved this and will also be making more πŸ™‚

The only thing I did differently was that I made my own binding. I used a pale pink solid, which almost takes on a peachy feel next to the tangerine. I love pink and tangerine together so it was a good match.

The chenille was surprisingly easy to make! I used Olfa’s Chenille Cutter which made the process quick and easy. My friend started hers using scissors and it didn’t take her long to go to the store and buy the chenille cutter which she said was MUCH easier.

I only made one big goof while making the chenille which was cutting through ALL the fabric (eeek!) I only got about 1 1/2 inches in before realizing so I just took off that much on each side while squaring up.

I love the rounded corners (something I’ve been wanting to do for a long time!). Gives the blanket such a warm, cozy and professional look.

I had wanted to hand bind the binding on as I do with quilts, but once I got the front sewed down, I realized hand binding onto that chenille might not be the best idea. I then just pinned the binding all around and top stitched the entire thing. A little less “neat” than I was going for, but I think will last longer and made more sense.

Thank you Anneliese for this amazing tutorial! I loved every minute of making my first baby girl blanket πŸ™‚

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*WIP* Heirloom Cut Chenille Blanket, originally uploaded by SewLaTea.

Just a peek at what I’ve been working on the past few days. I used Aesthetic Nest’s AWESOME tutorial. Now had a been a good student, I would have remembered that she said to sew only ONE line flannel side up…and then to flip over and stitch with the fabric side up…I learned 8 lines later….and a bobbin tension issue clear as day 😦 I decided to keep sewing. and sewing. and sewing. I considered taking out those stitches that looked goofy, but after seeing it all sewn, I barely noticed those lines…oh…or Β the wonky lines πŸ˜‰ Good thing this yummy blanket is for myself and not being gifted! I love this tutorial. I love the way it came out. (Blanket is getting all snuggly now in the wash). More pics to come. BTW–YES I did copy Anneliese’s fabric too (I hope she won’t mind!). I fell in LOVE with the entire package, and couldn’t see past this yummy Amy Butler print (August Fields, Dream Poppies in Tangerine)…I just had to use it too. (Copying is a form of flattery, right!?).

More on finishing up the blanket tomorrow πŸ™‚

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Sophie’s Quilt, originally uploaded by nikkifilo.

Just because I wanted to get a better shot of the pillow πŸ˜‰

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4 pictures for you, originally uploaded by nikkifilo.

Here is my quilting progress. It’s coming along! REAALLLY looking forward to throwing this baby into the wash and getting it all puckery and yummy soft πŸ™‚

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IMG_8008, originally uploaded by nikkifilo.

Pinned! Ready to quilt! This will be my very first attempt at actually QUILTING a quilt! I usually just hand tie the layers together….but what I LOVE about quilts is that quilted yumminess. So here goes!

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IMG_7965, originally uploaded by nikkifilo.

Just another view of the quilt top…

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IMG_7962, originally uploaded by nikkifilo.

Yippee!!!!! I hope Meg knows that the squares are SUPPOSED to be all wonky πŸ˜‰ lol. That was done on purpose. he he. I definitely like some blocks better than others…but I think it all comes together pretty well. Looking forward to getting it ALL together and quilted!

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IMG_7876, originally uploaded by nikkifilo.

Almost…but basically ready.

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Just a little peek…., originally uploaded by nikkifilo.

I still think this is giving away more than I would like…but its the best pic I have to give a hint of what this baby girl’s quilt is going to look like….at least you get a feel for the colors/fabrics I have chosen…I can’t wait to get more done! So addictive and so fun. I obviously love to create, love to sew…but the most satisfying creating is when its for someone else….truly. Pouring your heart and soul into a gesture of love….nothing more rewarding πŸ™‚

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