Saturday, June 07, 2008

Oh baby

A friend of mine from my online mother's group had a gorgeous baby boy - Archer - a couple of weeks ago. I thought I'd make a little outfit for him and ended up with a simple pair of pants from a Simplicity pattern and a couple of matching appliqu├ęd onesies - all in 3-6 months size. I did French seams for the first time - I didn't want seams rubbing against that precious newborn skin, so it seemed (or is that seamed?) like a good idea. I'm really happy with how the seams turned out. Will do French seams for most new garments I think - also much neater for those who don't have an overlocker. Like me! For a great tutorial, go here.
It's a beautiful winter's day here in Canberra, so it was nice to be able to take a photo of the outfit outside.

Carl's taken Romily out for a bike ride around the lake, so it's time to start on a new project. Do I bite the bullet and start making blocks for Romily and Bub#2's quilts, or do I whip up another pair of pants and some more onesies for yet another cousin who's just had yet another baby boy? Decisions, decisions. I'm definitely procrastinating on starting the Hungry Caterpillar quilts. I'm not 100% happy with the butterfly block and I can't get my head around paper piecing, so I'm worried I'm going to muck it up!

I think I had just better go and make a start or I never will!

Oh, and you might notice a new link on my sidebar - Quilting Bloggers - if you quilt and have a blog why not go and sign up? Michele, aka Mishka, is creating a whole new blog community for quilters. So head on over, have a mooch about - you can search by country - and sign yourself up.

9 comments:

Clare said...

I love the blue and the white.

I know exactly what you mean about mucking it up. I hold back and back and then tend to jump in with both feet, which results in seam ripping! Having never paper pieced I'd be petrified.

Good luck.

nicolette said...

Oh Lily, paperpiecing is soooo easy! I’ve learned to use it for the Dear Baby Jane blocks. There is a wonderful way to paperpiece with freezerpaper. Go check this tutorial please, it was on Anina’s dearbabyjane.blogspot.com blog to help us make the little paper pieced blogs:
http://www.horizonquiltpatterns.com/fpfp.htm
I will never use any other method anymore! Easy piecy! Good luck.
The oncies and pants look great!

True Debreuil said...

It's funny that some people enjoy paper piecing but I tried it more than once and just hated it. I found it soooo boring. Maybe try one block and see how you like it before you commit to a whole quilt or two.
The baby clothes are very cute.

Duyvken said...

so have you guys settled on a name? Romily and Tristan go beautifully together!

Mishka said...

Hi Lily,

Thanks for posting about my site, Quilting Bloggers, and adding the banner. I really appreciate the support.

Your link to the French seam tutorial is perfect timing for me, as I have a skirt that I need to fix this weekend.

Happy Quilting,
Michele

Laura said...

How cute! I love the stripe fabric.

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Clothes sewing-well done, you!!!
Looks gorgeous! loved the3 pregnant shot, i don't think you are inordinately large at all, just perfect I think! Tracey

Simonetta said...

Very beautiful complete!Lovely colors blu and white :)))Many thanks for Muffin recipe: Gnamm gnammm!!! Ciao Lily

Gabrielle said...

What a beautiful set for a newborn, your friend will be so thrilled. Best of luck with the quilt, sometimes you just have to go for it!