I am in love with the Laptop Pocket in One Yard Wonders. Its quilted and beautiful!! Awe the thought of it melts my heart. So I decided my lap top needed its own pocket. Mine didn’t turn out quite as beautiful as the one in the book, but I love it none the less. I used the scraps from the bedding I had been sewing for all the little girls being born. Beautiful fabric might I add! I love the quilted look and I love how all these fabrics fit together. I paired it with some left over mustard fabric I had, I wish I had quilted it a bit more on the outside but I used what I had. next time I know bigger quilt squares to cover more space or smaller ones and more of them! somehow, not sure how, my pocket got a bit off-center also but again that’s ok I don’t expect it to be my carry bag just to add a little protection for my lap top when it’s on my desk or in my bag.
My mom is the reason i sew. She signed me up for after school classes when i was a kid where i learned to handsew, which i did into my 20s. Then at christmas just before my 25th birthday i asked my mom to show me how to make her signature apron and so i learned to machine sew. Her and my mom then gave me a sewing machine from storage and i took off. My mom & I have been sewing together ever since . a few months ago we started taking quilting classes together (remember my first quilt square).
a few weeks ago we took our second class where we learned to do binding. so here is my second square…..
I plan to use it on a table as a centerpiece mat. i think it will be cute. the fabric is all scrap fabric left over from previous projects such as my apron from the burda style contest.
So along with a new little brother and new decor for his room my little Harvey also got a big boy (for his birthday) and gladly, quickly, gave up his crib. Both of those changes meant the need for new bedding. I decided to put my new found interest in quilting to work. So inspired by some coin quilts a friend has in her kids’ room i went and picked out some new fabric to match the original pirate and stripe fabrics.
I started with Harvey’s bed first…
For his blanket i cut squares of each of the cotton fabrics i had decided to use and stitched them together on the sides. I then cut strips of red felt which i stitched to the tops of bottoms of each of the cotton rows. Once everything was together I backed it with some cozy cream fleece. the whole thing was pretty simple to sew and i really like the way it turned out; especially for being my first quilt.
For the pillow case which you see up at the top i used the one that came with the sheet set and i accented the end with some left over scraps.
When I was done with Harvey’s I moved onto a coin quilt for the future Mr. Levi….
I used the scraps from Harvey’s blanket; followed a basic coin quilt pattern i found online and altered it slightly to meet the measurments of the one i was making.
and that was it two new bed sets for two adorable boys!
I have never had a desire to quilt, EVER! when my mom told me she wanted to learn i told her to have fun. The idea of cutting out all these small pieces and stitching them together just seemed like so much work to me and i just didn’t want to have to have the patience. Since then i have fallen in love with amy butler and so i agreed to go with my mom to a quilting class.
My Mom and i looked at the sample of the square we were gonna make and we both wondered “are we gonna like this”, but we picked out our fabric and cut it into fat quarters (we used our own fabric not the precut fat quarters in hopes of liking it better 🙂 ). and We headed off to class. We learned some awesome new sewing tricks and both ended up loving our finished project!
I decided to turn my quilt square into a pillow for my bed as i had picked out fabric to match a pillow i already have on the bed.
Now I’m gonna make baby #2 a coin quilt (I’m in love with the ones a friend has for her kiddos!)