Friday, May 31, 2013

May Goal & A Couple Birthdays

Its the end of May and time for My Lovely Year Of Finishes post. 
My goal was a little toddler sized baseball themed backpack for a little one due in July.  
I'm happy to say I finished it AND a little newborn snuggly.  
I've used both these patterns before so I knew they were 
tried and true and would turn out wonderful. 


The backpack is fully lined and ready to use.
Next time, I think I'll add a few inside pockets


The little snuggly looks so small, but I know it will be just right.  
I made one for my granddaughter two years ago 
and her mommy and daddy loved it so much, 
I know it will be a perfect gift for these first time parents. 




We celebrated the birthdays of the youngest and oldest members 
on my side of our family. 


Happy Birthday Mom!


Happy Birthday Kinlee!

I have to end with these three fun little cuties! 

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Blogger's Quilt Festival - Spring 2013

Welcome to everyone visiting from the Blogger's Quilt Festival.
My name is Wendi and I'm so glad you stopped by.
I've enjoyed participating in the festival a few times.
It's a great source of inspiration and talent.
This time, I'm entering one of my favorite finishes in the wall hanging quilt category.

DS Doll Swap 3

This Little Dresden was made for a swap on flickr. I signed up for the swap, then realized it was for a swap using specific fabrics, Denyse Schmidt fabrics. Luckily I had a few on hand. My partner liked traditional patterns so I went with a Dresden Plate.

making progress

To spice things up a bit I made a double pointed dresden, and to my surprise
I was able to make each blade a different print.
I started putting all the blades together, not really convinced they would all play nicely together.
I really enjoy appliqueing, and I don't like working with white,
so the dresden circle was appliqued to Kona Grey. 

DS Doll Swap 3

DS Doll Swap 3

In the end I loved this sweet little dresden,
so much so that I've been thinking of making a duplicate for my sewing space.

Category - Wall Hanging
                                                                     Size - 14 X 14
               Techniques - applique, machine quilting
                                                          Quilting by - Me

A special THANK YOU to Amy for hosting this 
fabulous Festival, yet again. Be sure to check out all the beautiful quilts. 

Happy Stitching

Monday, May 6, 2013

Another Goal

Its time again to state my monthly goal for A Lovely Year of Finishes
I'm down to the wire on posting about my goal because
 I forgot all about it and I really didn't know what it would be until about an hour ago. 

I have several projects I need to tend to this month. 
This month's goal is a little baseball backpack for a new little guy due to be born shortly.
 His parents love baseball and I'm making it for someone else to give to them as a gift. 


I've made several backpacks using this wonderful pattern, making a 
 few changes along the way and will repeat the changes with this one.  
The pink fabric is for another backpack, most likely using another backpack pattern. 

Linking up with 

Happy Stitching