Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Zig Zag Quilt

I started this quilt back in August, before we moved back to Utah. I actually had the whole top pieced together before we moved. Last week I finally finished it up.

I wanted to make a quilt and decided I’d make one for Hailey. I made it for when we transition Hailey into a toddler bed. I thought it might be fun and exciting for her to have a new blanket on her new bed. We don’t have any plans to move Hailey anytime soon, but it gave me a fun project to work on for a little while.

Zig Zag Quilt 1front

Zig Zag Quilt 3back

To quilt it I just followed the zig zag pattern. I sewed about 1/4” outside of the seam along the zig zag in either direction (top and bottom). I sewed a total of 3 zig zagging lines on either side of the seam. I also chose to match my thread to whatever color of fabric I was sewing on. So, I did do quite a bit of rethreading on my sewing machine, but I love the colorful pattern it made on the back. The different colors are pretty subtle, so it’s hard to see in the picture, sorry.

Zig Zag Quilt 2

A few months ago I picked up some pillows from IKEA with the intention of covering them and using them in the living room. One of them is a tiny 14x14 inch pillow. Hailey latched onto one of them and we quickly began calling it baby pillow. I ended up having to get another one the next trip we made to IKEA because she ended up laying claim to one of mine.

Hailey sleeps with this pillow every night, so I decided to make a pillow cover for it to match her quilt. I used left over material for the quilt top and made her a striped pillow. I even put a zipper on one end of it so I can easily take the cover off to wash it.

Zig Zag Quilt 4

Coincidentally, the table and chairs Hailey was given for her birthday from her Papa and Rara Hill perfectly match the quilt. I think it was meant to be.

Zig Zag Quilt 6

I really love this quilt. I don’t know if I’ll be able to wait for Hailey to move into a toddler bed. It may end up on her bed sooner than that. :)

Zig Zag Quilt 5

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Pipe Cleaners and a Colander

01.17.12_touch upPipe cleaners and a colander. 10-15 minutes of toddler fun.
I can’t take all the credit. I saw this idea a few months ago on pinterest. I guess I didn’t pin it though, because I can’t find it again to link back to. 

Monday, January 16, 2012

Friday, January 13, 2012

Work in Progress

01.13.12_touch upA work in progress. And almost done.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Mr. Serger

01.06.12_touch upRenae, meet Mr. Serger. Mr. Serger, meet Renae.
Let’s be friends, ok?

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Letter Lunch

I never know what to feed Hailey for lunch. Or myself for that matter. I get pretty bored with lunchtime. To spice up an otherwise boring meal, I pulled out my letter cookie cutters (Look Holly, they totally came in handy! :) ) and cut up Hailey’s sandwich. She thought it was fun and devoured it.

Hailey Lunch

I’m a little behind on blogging. These pictures are from October. Better late than never, eh?
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