Thursday, August 27, 2015

Baby Stuff

Less than six weeks until I am a grandma!  I am very excited! I bought this really light weight gauze fabric to make swaddle blankets.  I just squared up the fabric, hemmed the edges and washed and dried them.  They are so soft!  Not that I know anything about swaddling, we really didn't do it like they do now 30 years ago when I was having kids!  Ah well, Grandma's can learn too :)

My friend Michelle gave me instructions on how to make nursing cover-ups so I made two of those yesterday.  They have boning in the neck part so the mother can peek in and see what the baby is doing - let some air flow in too!

They roll up into a nice little bundle so they're easy to grab and carry in the diaper bag.

And I finally finished the Sophia quilt from Bonnie Blue - the kit I bought years ago in Houston!  I will save this for the next granddaughter (Megan picked the other two.)  I REALLY had fun quilting this on the Bernina Q20.  I used the Bernina Stitch Regulator 1 and 2 and the manual mode in different places on the quilt.  It's so nice to have options!  I used Superior Magnifico thread in both the top and the bobbin.  I learned in Lori Kennedy's Craftsy class recently that it's a good idea to use cotton in the bobbin though because it locks the threads together better than two more slippery threads.  I am happy with the way the quilting on this turned out though!

My first Ruler work!  I'm definitely going to try more of that!

I'm not sure how well three dimensional flowers will do on a baby quilt, but they sure look cute!

Now I'm headed upstairs to make a carrying case for a telescope - yikes!  I'm a little nervous about this one....

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