Thursday, March 6, 2014

Some Very Sweet Sewing : :

As my children grow and their favorite colors and interests change, I'm so grateful to have little nieces who are much younger than my own kids to do some sweet sewing for. By sweet, I mean with fabrics that are designed so perfectly for nursery decorating, those early pastel-y years that I love and miss so much!

Flower Princess Quilted Pillow

By request from my most favorite little voice, I recently stitched up this set of pillows. One quilted and made in my favorite Fort Firefly prints from Sew Fine Fabrics to match those pretty princess flower crowns I made a few weeks back!

Matching pillows to crowns!

Flower Princess

Flower Princess Quilted Pillow

A second special personalized pillow to match, that I've recently decided to offer again in my etsy shop!

Custom Name Pillow

felt flower detail

pillow back

And since I have plans for more sweet sewing in the weeks ahead, I recently stashed a fat quarter bundle of Art Gallery Fabric's brand new nursery collection Littlest! This collection is so adorable, full of gorgeous floral prints and cute little bunnies in minty greens, soft greys, and peachy pinks!

Littlest by AGF

Littlest by AGF

A layer cake precut of Kate & Birdie's brushed cotton collection for little ones, Storybook, arrived in my mail box the other day, as well! This collection is so dreamy and whimsical, it's going to make a super cute & comfy baby quilt!!

Storybook by Kate & Birdie

Storybook by Kate & Birdie

Gathering images of these pillows and newly stashed fabrics to share here this morning reminded me of this forgotten quilt work in progress! I think it's about time I add this sweet project back onto my quilt making schedule, don't you think?!

Woodland Celebration Baby Quilt

Happy sewing!  Maureen 

39 comments:

  1. You do such lovely work. So precise! I wish I could do this. I love the fabric you have used too!... great colours and patterns.

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    1. Thank you so much! I've put a lot of hours into my sewing over these past few years and any precision I have has come from all that practice! :)

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  2. So lovely!! Miss Charlotte would love living around these fabrics!!

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  3. So beautiful fabrics, and so nice job ! You did magic again ;)

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  4. Absolutely adorable pillow, where do you find such love fabrics!
    I totally agree with you on getting to use these wonderful nursery fabrics. I am just addicted to it!

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  5. I love the Kate and Birdie fabrics and am going to have to buy some of their Storybook collection! I've purchased several yards of their Bluebird Park fabrics and plan to make a quilt with them soon. Love the sweet pillows for your niece!
    tstanulis@mac.com

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  6. I love everything you make! and lovely fabrics :)

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  7. I adore your pillows & am kinda coveting all that fabric. ;)
    They will surely be cherished. Sewing for those we love is incredibly rewarding, yes?
    Thanks for sharing! Happy Sewing!

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  8. The pillows are just awesome! Hooray for sweet sewing!!

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  9. All so lovely Maureen ~ that fabric is so cute! ~ perfect for any little girl!

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  10. So pretty. You give the best inspiration! You're niece is a lucky girl :)

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  11. I just love your pillows, and the fabrics are just wonderful. You do such perfect work, and so unique. Love it all, as always!!

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  12. That name pillow is so adorable! What a great stack of fabrics -- I love all those dreamy colors together!

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  13. I see this on so many custom projects and am dying to know how it's done! How do you use the fabric to create letters and outline with stitching for appliques? Is it with an embroidery machine?

    PS: LOVE everything as always ;)

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    1. I use a Therm O Web product called Heat N Bond lite, an iron-on fabric adhesive that makes appliqueing fabric to fabric super easy! For the letters I have stencils that I created and everything is cut by hand. For the stitching, I simply use the applique satin stitch option on my Janome.

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  14. Gorgeous makes! I love that they're not all baby pink :o)

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  15. Love the fabric and everything you make with it

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    1. Thank you Irene, I'm so lucky to get to work with such pretty fabrics everyday!!

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  16. Your work is lovely (think I am repeating myself). Is there a trick to such perfect topstitching or is it practice?

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  17. They are all beautiful! You make such great fabric selections! Lucky Sylvia!

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  18. I am dying to work with this fabric, its on my summer list for the new grandbaby due June 30, I am getting a granddaughter that makes 4..

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  20. Sweet colors that don't come across as syrupy-I like that. Your craftsmanship is phenomenal and continues to improve as you say "with practice". Sitting in my chair looking at what others do and saying "I wish..." only gets reading done, no real practice. So I must get away from here to go there. More easily typed than done.

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  21. Maureen, Your applique stitching is so perfect! I've recently gotten into appliqueing and am curious, do you have a machine that automatically does that for you or are you just so experienced now that you make it look so good?!?!?

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  22. These are gorgeous! Love the way the Fort Firefly complements the crowns! I have been meaning to get some but am struggling to get an idea of scale... would you mind telling me how large the central panel of your cushion with the girl on it is? The quilting on that cushion is just divine. They both look so snuggly and huggable!

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