Under the Sea Quilt

Under the Sea Quilt

The second baby quilt this year was for Doris. She had a nautical theme for her nursery with a special request for narwhals. We decided to use the Fish & Bubbles pattern, but we put our own twist on it. Instead of fish, we did sea animal appliqués.

Sealife Quilt

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Totoro Quilt

Totoro Quilt

More baby quilts! I need the people around me to stop having babies for a bit so I can take a break from making baby quilts! =) In all seriousness though, the last 2 quilts were for some of my closest girlfriends, and Mi and I had so much fun making them.

First up was a quilt for Lorelai. Last year, we dressed up all our babies in Totoro costumes so it seemed appropriate to gift her new baby with a quilt in the same theme.

Totoro Quilt

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Finished Kate Spain Good Fortune Quilt

Finished Kate Spain Good Fortune Quilt

I had originally intended to quilt my Kate Spain Good Fortune quilt myself, but I had a slight miscalculation with my Mouse and Stars Baby Quilt. I had taped the mouse quilt to my floor, and then realized it wasn’t baby quilt sized. It was quite a bit bigger and all I had was baby quilt sized batting. Oops.

Taping down quilts in my house is a big to-do because I have to move all the tables, so I really didn’t want to have to redo it. The only piece of batting I had that was big enough was already being used in my Good Fortune quilt sandwich, but I hadn’t started quilting it, so I decided to steal it for the baby quilt.

After that, it seemed silly to do the quilting myself, so I sent it out with the I-Spy quilts to Melissa at Sew Shabby Quilting. As always it came back amazing!

Kate Spain Good Fortune Jelly Roll Quilt

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Star Wars Family Photo for Holiday Cards

Star Wars Family Photo for Holiday Cards

This year’s holiday theme card was of course: Star Wars!

Star Wars Family Photo

I am so so grateful to Jeff Kuo, who is my go-to photographer for everything. He’s so great to work with, so versatile, produces amazing photos, and I love his cat. =D He was also incredibly forgiving of me for waiting until the last minute to pester him for photos.

I had grand plans to do the holiday card photoshoot in November and be all on top of it, but I ended up having an emergency quilt to finish in November (which I’ll blog about later), so I didn’t get my imperial officer costume done on schedule, and the photoshoot ended up getting pushed into December.

One of these years, I will actually get my act together so that I will not have to pay the rush fee for the card printing.
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I-Spy Quilts

I-Spy Quilts

For Christmas, I made an I-Spy quilt for The Brood, which they love. I’m really happy they like it because they were pretty apathetic about the other quilts I made them (which is fine, I don’t expect a baby to have much of an opinion about which blanket they’re spitting up on). =D I almost wish I had made the quilt bigger with more blocks except that I didn’t want to sew more blocks…

I-Spy Quilt

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Cat Head Kangaroo Pocket

Cat Head Kangaroo Pocket

The Larva has a cute shirt from Taiwan that has a cat head kangaroo pocket on it. (That is a mouthful… I gotta think of another name for this.) Anyways, she loves that shirt, but she spilled paint on it and I couldn’t wash it out (and I really tried), so I decided to make her a new dress with the same style of cat pocket on it.

Cat Head Kangaroo Pocket DressCat Head Kangaroo Pocket Dress

I took photos as I was sewing and wrote up a small tutorial, so here we go.
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