Three little bibs made some 13 years ago. They are approximately 18 cm / 7″ wide. Perfect size for the infant starting to eat apple sauce. I have made them with polyester lining fabric. I always make bibs with lining because it is so easy to clean. You just wipe them clean with a wet cloth or run them under water. The red and the green bias are polyester while the ivory bias is cotton. Those little bibs are so small that they can be made of little scraps laying around. If I remember well, I have used a pattern found in the magazine Le Idee de Susanna.
Looking back at the stitches, it looks like I had some difficulties following the curving shape of the bib. And even following the straight edge of the bias. I must have been in a hurry, working during a baby nap. 😉
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These sweater and jump suit are the very first clothes I have knitted. This was 20 years ago. When yarn began to attract me. You may feel that attraction yourself. You walk innocently on a sidewalk when you realise you just passed a yarn store. Your feet are directing you to the entrance even before you made a conscious decision to enter. Once inside, you see and touch the sweetest and softest yarn. And while going through the magazines you find the perfect pattern for that yarn!
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My First Ever Knitting Project
My First (and Imperfect) Quilt
My First Paper-Pieced Blocks
My First Paper-Piecing Pattern
My First Free-Motion Quilting
This post is about a quilt I have entered in the Blogger’s Quilt Festival Spring 2015. I have decided to participate after reading a post written by Lara from BuzzinBumble. She writes that the Festival is more about community and sharing than about competition. I can only agree. And thank her for writing those words that prompted me into action.
Here are the important dates regarding this Blogger’s Quilt Festival Spring 2015:
May 15-21 Entries
May 22-29 Votes
May 30 Winners announced
I have entered my Lavender for the Baby quilt in the Small Quilt category. It measures 58,5 x 63,5 cm / 23″ x 25″. This quilt was embroidered by hand (the lavender), pieced with the sewing machine and quilted with my precious Janome Quilt/Decor (using two different stitches). The binding was sewn on the front with a sewing machine and sewn on the back by hand. A fun and opportunistic use of different techniques!
A view from the side
The front – made with red and green fat quarters and a bigger piece of pink cotton
Little flowers made by my sewing machine – faster than hand embroidery
The back – made with leftover fabric
The lavender – hand embroidery
I hope you will enjoy looking at the many quilts of the various categories. I will for sure. Happy Blogger’s Quilt Festival Spring 2015 and do not forget to vote!
One of my lavender bushes – heavenly fragrance
The quilt in a roll – with lavender stems and a rose