Category: sewing for babies

Stuffed animal repair or how I became Grandma McStuffins

The first night Shelby came to her forever home, we put Doggie in her crib. She spent the night with Doggie until her sophomore year of college. Doggie needed a lot of repairs.
I love sewing because I can create wonderful things from fabric. I follow patterns or create them on my own and it satisfies so many parts of me. However, I am not a fan of doing repairs. I twitch a bit and try to wiggle out from doing them. It is using my sewing time... Read more »

How to repair a torn baby quilt

The quilts I make are made to used, loved, washed and drug around. I even stated as much when I created a baby quilt from pre-cuts in 2013. You can read the post about the final steps of the quilt right here.  I stand by those words even now when I was faced with how... Read more »

Fun items to sew for a 1st birthday party

Being a grandmother allows you access to watching your grandchildren, lots of adventures and plenty of kisses and hugs. It also gives me first dibs on sewing for my Grandchildren. They are always growing and changing so there is no end to the sewing and quilting. Right now I am excited about fun items to... Read more »

Modern Baby quilt is all done on time

I love the process of making a quilt and I love a finished quilt. Sometimes the time lapse involved is months and months but this time I had a definite deadline.  I am ecstatic that the modern baby quilt is all done on time no less! I designed it with help on Wednesday, pieced it... Read more »

Make a modern Baby quilt top in a day

I was invited to a baby shower for a sweet baby boy arriving soon. The parents-to-be include the son of a very good friend of mine. I’ve know him since the day he was born and I went to his wedding. He is an art teacher and a musician. As part of my wedding shower... Read more »

Block Challenge Quilt is a modern baby quilt

I love babies and I love quilts so when I can combine the two, I am all over it! As you know, I have been working on a block challenge for a few months now. I finished the top a couple of weeks ago and the whole quilt a few days ago. I take great... Read more »

Peacock Heart Quilt is Finished

Oh happy day, the Peacock Heart quilt is finished. I stayed up late one night and did the last of the quilting, made the binding and sewed it all on. It was great to finish the top, but even better to have the entire quilt ready to give to Henry. When I finished the top,... Read more »

Bibs to mark Baby's First 3 Months

I am pretty darn happy that I have a new grandson for whom I can make bibs. (MORE BIBS?) Yes, those of you who have been following this blog for a while know that I did a post for each of Zara’s bibs. You might be groaning now. Fine, how about if I do 3... Read more »

Peacock Heart Quilt Top is Finished

This is the 3rd part of this series and I am thrilled that the Peacock Heart Quilt Top is finished. It’s a good feeling to get to this point. I now have 3 quilt tops done and sitting in my sewing studio but I KNOW I will quilt this one first. Let’s recap the progress.... Read more »

Heart Quilt tutorial part two

I am making a heart quilt for my new grandson who was born a few days ago, YAY! I realize the quilt isn’t done yet but he doesn’t seem to mind. If you are making the quilt along with me, this is the second part. If you would like to speed ahead on your own,... Read more »