Friday, December 28, 2012

Toddler Surprise Jacket and Cupcake Hat

I finished the toddler surprise jacket which is just a toddler size version of the Baby Surprise Jacket by Elizabeth Zimmerman.  The yarn is Baby Bee Sweet Delight Baby in Meema’s Blue.  I gave this to a 6 yo niece for Christmas.  The color is not a bright as this photo suggest.

Here is a closer view of the buttons.

Now for the cupcake hat.  It was sent to me by an old friend (she was an OR nurse at Lahey Clinic when I rotated through there during my plastic surgery residency) who made the hat.  She also sent me a copy of the pattern so I can make more.  I gave this one to a 2.5 yo niece for Christmas.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Preemie Garments

I had trouble finding preemie garments at the local stores to give to my niece for her twin girls so I decided to try my hand at making a few.  I found a great source for patterns for preemies here.
They are not perfect as I am not used to machine sewing such small garments.  Also, my I broke my serger several months ago and never replaced it.  The edges of the garments would be much easier to finish with a serger rather than bias tape or hand embroidery blanket stitch.  Anyway, here they are.

These two are made from a soft flannel I happened to have using the preemie serger gown pattern.  I used bias binding to finish the edges and Velcro for closures.

These two are from the same pattern using some fun cotton print fabric.

These two are made from flannel fabric using preemie shirt pattern.  I finished the edges by hand using embroidery thread and a blanket stitch.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Baby Surprise Jacket

I made this BSJ for a grand-niece.  It is the second I've made  (you can see my first one here).  The pattern is Elizabeth Zimmerman’s Baby Surprise Jacket.   This one uses some sock yarn whose label I had lost and Lion Brand LB 1878 fingering in a dark red.

Here is the back view

I used heart buttons

I've started a new jacket in a toddler size for a niece.  I’m using Baby Bee Sweet Delight Baby in Meema’s Blue.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Scrappy Wonky Log Cabin Baby Quilt

I made this baby quilt for my friend @gastromom's first grandchild.  Her son and daughter-in-law are expecting their first baby this coming spring.  I used the scrappy wonky log cabin block, trimming the blocks to 10.5 in square.  The finished quilt measures 33 in X 44 in.  It is machine pieced and quilted.

This next photos show some of the interesting items to be found in the quilt fabrics.  This one shows the Arkansas fabric, flowers, trees, a steamboat, and lots of colors (pink, yellow, green, blue, red).

In this one you can find dogs, trees, strips, plaids, Oklahoma, a blue steer.

This one has more dogs, a cat, signs, and a car.

In this one you can find an owl, another car, stars, flowers, and leaves.