Over the past few weeks I have been trying to make a few fabric ornaments for Christmas. Every year I try and make some kind of ornament. Last year I made a fabric folding ornament got frustrated because I was having trouble finishing it off. This year I found a pattern that was easier than the one that I had. I also found another pattern that was also fairly easy to do and that one is free. I will post the link to the patterns at the bottom of the post. These are not great pictures, but here they are.
The one in Christmas fabric is the one that I did last year.
Here is the link to the website where I got the free pattern.
Rachael's baby quilt is finished. I missed the deadline of last Friday, but it is ready to give to her. At least I finished it before the baby was born. I just love the backing fabric that my daughter picked out. It is so fun.
Today I finished Rachael's baby quilt top. My daughter found some cute cupcake fabric that she wants to use for the back. Hopefully it will still be there when we go to back to the fabric store this weekend. Anyway here are the pictures of the top and a close up of one of the corners.
My daughter's friend Rachael is going to be having a baby girl. My daughter wanted to give her a handmade baby quilt. She asked Rachael what colors she wanted and this is what she said. "I like purple, pink, zebra and cheetah prints". Here are our fabrics, we got lucky and found the pink in a cheetah print.
My daughter is just learning to sew and has a very busy schedule between work and school. I decided to design an easy 3 fabric rail quilt. That way if she didn't have time to work on it, I could whip it out in a day. Here is the design I came up with.
I have cut the strips and sewed one together.
I have also cut the strip into five 8½" blocks.
I will be sewing all the strips and my daughter will be assembling the quilt. She still needs to pick out a backing but she will do that when the top is done.
I took a little break from sewing to make some decoupage pumpkins.
I was looking through Pinterest for Fall decorating ideas when I came across these cute SILK SCARF PUMPKINS. I decided to give it a try and make some for myself.
I had some pumpkins here and bought 2 more at the Dollar Tree. I bought 2 cheap scarves. One from a thrift store which was silk and another from the Dollar Tree which was polyester. I also found 2 nice picks at Michael's to use on the tops.
The trick is to make sure you cut your scarf pieces small enough. The first one that I did the pieces were a little big. I had a hard time making it smooth. I also found that the polyester fabric was trickier to apply. The silk went on nicely. I used orange pumpkins because the were cheap but if you want the scarf colors to show up better I would suggest using the more expensive white pumpkins.