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Stitch by stitch I love to create...and this blog tells the tales of my sewing adventures! With links to 1200stitches.etsy.com, you can buy handmade goodies for the home, yourself or the little ones in your life, and at boodybabiesbedding.etsy.com, you can create the nursery or toddler room of your dreams!

Friday, June 24, 2011


At long last my cathedral window quilt is done...along with several coordinating nursery pieces. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this quilt! I think it's my favorite piece that I have created to date. It started with an idea of using bright, modern fabrics for a traditional style cathedral window quilt...I thought it would be such a fun nursery piece! But...this project was back-burnered so many times I really have no idea how long I've actually worked on it...and it's changed. I originally was going to make crib bumpers with the cathedral window panels, but I decided it would go farther for whoever purchases it as a quilt than as bumpers(especially with the work involved).
I started with plain white Kona cotton...I love Kona...and then I cut small squares of Amy Butler, Michael Miller Ta Dots, Patty Young's dandelions, I think there is a Riley Blake print in there...and then I randomly put it together. I also created an adjustable height crib skirt to coordinate as well as three fitted crib sheets, fabric flag buntings and a functional baby blanket as the cathedral window quilt is too heavy for a baby (but would work well for a toddler or pre-schooler) and would be better used as room decor.
Without further ado, please enjoy...

Friday, June 10, 2011

Pink and Green Dream!

I am so excited to share this latest project I completed!!! I was recently approached by a customer who was interested in having a ruffle valance made for her daughter's bedroom. She picked out several super cute fabrics and I went to work...she eventually added three coordinating throw pillows and a bed skirt...then she decided she would like a coordinating duvet cover and pillow sham. This was my second go at a duvet cover, my first at a large piecework project, and I am beyond thrilled at how it came together. My customer has an incredible eye for color and pulled together some really sweet prints and she was kind enough to share these pictures of the room all put together. Tell me this isn't just absolutely precious!!

I have been slowly chipping away at a cathedral window crib quilt and coordinates that I hope to have listed in my bedding shop by the end of the month...I'll post pictures when it's all set.