There’s nothing sweeter than a baby quilt, in my opinion. I just love making baby quilts and thinking of the precious little baby who is going to grow up feeling safe, soft, and secure while snuggling in it. Check out this adorable quilt called “Counting Sheep” designed by Heidi Pridemore using the Newton’s Lullaby Dream collection by Leslie Clark.
Counting Sheep appears in the August/September issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts, so be sure and check it out! You can also purchase the quilt kit from Heidi by calling her at 888-499-5715.
Also be sure to check out our adorable free pattern for Newton’s Lullaby Dream here!
I just love these little fabric coasters–they are SO great for using up little scraps of fabric. I had some leftover Moon Dancers fabric from a magazine project that I pieced for Jean Ann Wright that will be featured in the November 2010 McCall’s Quick Quilts. So I did the fabric coasters, the free pattern, and some little mini wall hangings to demonstrate how to do mitered corners. All of these videos are coming soon, so stay tuned and subscribe to our YouTube Channel now!
My quilting buddy Pat Proctor tested this stylish little table runner for the 12 Days of Christmas collection by Sharyn Sowell. Isn’t it CUTE?! I must confess, however, that when I first saw this pattern I thought it was a little goofy. In fact I told September (my partner in crime on this blog, pictured on my right in the “About” photo) that I adored the fabric, but that the pattern was quite decidedly the most odd pattern I had seen for some time. Then she informed me that she had designed it. OOPS!
Ahhh, but it’s one of those projects you just have to see all made up. It’s much smaller than I thought it would be, but it’s just the right size for a nice little accent at the Christmas dinner table, or on a side table with some candles. Now that I’ve seen it all made up I think it’s one of the cutest patterns I have seen in some time!
I think it’s just darling. It’s even a pattern you can do without quilting or binding–doesn’t that sound dreamy?! You can topstitch if you like, but it looks just as cute either way. Click here to download the project.
So get going on those holiday projects…the holidays will be here before you know it!
I had a visit to www.random.org this morning, and the lucky number from the Favorite Magazines post was #15! Congrats to Jillayne Wickware! Jillayne said, “I think my favourites are American Patchwork & Quilting and Quiltmania. When McCall’s first came out it was my favourite for a long time but not so much now. Truthfully, any issue of any quilt magazine that has something that really inspires me is my favourite!” You can visit her lovely blog here.
Thanks for all of your wonderful comments, and have a fabulous weekend…Happy Quilting!
Thank you all for your lovely comments, but unfortunately there can only be one winner. I took a visit to www.random.org this morning, and #16 was the lucky number! So, congrats to Barb who said, “Bein’ a farm girl, I must choose Farmgirl’s Garden!”. Come November you’ll have a happy little stack of Farmgirl’s Garden to play with!
Thanks a bunch, and have a WONDERFUL weekend!