Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Kids and Our Snow Day Quilt

Hi Everyone and welcome to my first ever post on the QP Café!

Nothing is more important to me than my family. I wanted to take a moment to introduce you to a few family members who will be mentioned often in our blog. Pictured here is my niece Caitlin, 5, who is reading to her sleepy little brother Liam, who is almost 4. They also have another brother, Jack, who is only 17 months old, and was asleep for this photo. Caitlin is now in kindergarten, and Liam is in his first year of nursery school. They are lots of fun, awfully cute, and they keep us very busy and smiling a lot!

The kids just love the new Snow Day Flannel Quilt you see here in this photo. After we took this picture, Caitlin headed to bed and asked me to bring the quilt along, as she thought it would work just perfect in her room. When I told her this one was actually going to Mimi’s house (my mom’s) she was a bit disappointed, but understood. She then asked me to get her princess quilt (another we quilted) so she could sleep with it.

Quilting seems to be double the fun to me when you have little ones excited about the project. Anyone with kids in their life should give our Snow Day kits a look, especially if the little one’s you know love snow and snowmen as much as these kids. Our Snow Day Kit includes a pack of 64 pre-cut Flannel 8” squares, and extra fabric for binding. It sews up in no time at all. We used Benartex Snow Show flannel for the backing, Warm and Natural Batting, and tied simple square knots with embroidery floss in the corners of each four patch. Then we added the beautiful coordinated binding to completely finish it off. It’s the perfect blanket to cuddle up with the kids and read a book, watch a favorite movie, or warm up after playing in the snow.

I’m glad that I’ve introduced you to Caitlin, Liam and Jack, and I promise I will share lots of stories about them. Next up on our list of projects is Liam’s Disney Cars Quilt. He found a bolt of Lightening McQueen Fabric when he visited me at the warehouse and proceeded to carry it around saying "Aunt Ing, please make me a quilt with this." With those big green eyes, who could resist! So stay tuned and thanks for allowing me to introduce my three favorite little people!


Friday, November 13, 2009

Baby Love

I'm about to start in on designing a quilt for the Baby Love Collection by RJR. There is a pillow panel which allows you to write in details about the baby's birth. A very special keepsake, which can be turned into a pillow as you see here, or can be integrated into the back of a special quilt.
What we loved about the collection was its vintage appeal, and its nautical prints, with sailboats and soft blue and yellow colors for boys and pinks for girls. Having grown up around the sea, Ingrid and I both fell for it big time.
I've laid out my quilt design on EQ and now I am about to start in on the cutting.
Wish me luck. It's the first quilt I've worked on since shoulder surgery last Friday, so I hope I don't encounter any problems. I figure if I can type on the laptop, I can stitch on the sewing machine, right?
I'm going to blog a bit over the weekend to keep you posted on how the quilt is going. I'm anxious to see how you like my design! Ingrid will be adding the fabrics from this collection to the web site this weekend. Watch for them!
Have a great weekend and a LUCKY Friday the 13th!