Sunday, February 17, 2013

Maybe Baby

Okay, so there's no maybe about the baby side of things.
I'm 34 weeks and 5 days - people like to say I've 'blossomed'.
Aren't they sweet? ;o) 
A couple of months ago I spent some quality time with Jules and I made her teach me how to Shirr.
Stretchy, elasticyness if perfect for growing bellies and boozies so shirring is perfect for me.
The fabric is a soft Lizette lawn from Spotlight and it's made a very comfy dress. 
Really could do with lining but that's a bit beyond me at the moment and I don't need another layer to sweat in....eeew gross!
This gives you a better idea of the size of the tum....extra large!!

So the Maybe Baby bit?
I know it's a baby but I don't know if it's a boy or girl.
So I decided to make the 'Maybe Girl' quilt....because is may be a girl.
Then I thought I'd better go with the 50/50 odds and make a 'Maybe Boy' quilt....
obviously, it may be a boy.
On the boy quilt I tried my hand at loops with stars. I'm loving being more adventurous with my quilting.
I also used a elongated zig-zag on the border which is a great effect. I saw it on Crazy mum quilts blog and gave it a whirl. The quilt has all Prints Charming fabrics from a few lines, it's sooo soft!
The back of the 'Maybe Girl' quilt turned out really cool.
All the fabrics in this quilt are from Melly and Me's 'Where the wind blows' line that I've hoarded.
Definitely a proper, fully reversible quilt. 
On the 'Maybe Girl' I tried loops with hearts. Love it! 

I've also been playing around with making cushion covers for the long awaited couch.
I did this one last night. Needs trimming and a back.
This one is hand quilted. 
I'm loving the different textures and playing with various greys along with my Denyse Shmidt fabrics.

Hoping for some more sewing time now that I have finished work.

Sew well peeps,
Ab x

7 comments:

  1. Gorgeous quilting and cushions. Your creativity is growing as fast as your belly!

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  2. Lovely quilts .
    Oh yes that's a baby....

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  3. Great to see you still quilting and blogging while awaiting the big day. Stay well and as cool as you can. Don't you hate this heat?

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  4. Nice Bump Abbe!! Love the prints charming quilt...love the feel of that fabric!

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  5. The baby quilts are both so sweet! I think it will be a girl...my second one was! LOL

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  6. What a beautiful baby tummy! Sigh! I miss being pregnant! Love the quilts and that dresden plate cushion is just delish!

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