My best friend's MIL fell last year and broke her hip. She had asked me if I could make her a tote for her walker. My friends husband said that she wouldn't like that. My friend sent me the quilted print fabric. Well, she just had her hipped replaced a few weeks ago, is in therapy and when she gets home will need a tote to get things around with her in the walker. She is 84 and has always been very active. I had found a pattern on-line and I think she will really like it. Its got pockets on both sides outside and of course the tote itself. I just love making these kind of projects. I have enough to make her another. this will be used.
Monday, May 17, 2010
I have decided that when making quilts (even baby ones) I need to give them to someone who appreciates what they have been given. Along with the baseball themed baby quilt and diaper bag (their theme was sports for the little boy to come) I included a baby fabric book that I found the panels at the quilt shop. Since our financial situtation is not the best. As everyone knows good fabric is not inexpensive. However, this little fabric panel for the book was only $7.00. The baby shower was yesterday and I was a bit hurt as the baby quilt was taken out of the package not opened and shoved back into the bag. Hopefully, sometime it will be used or appreciated.
Sunday, May 2, 2010
I finally finished the baby quilt to go with the diaper bag. It's a sort of a long story and has taught me not to try and skimp. I found out that I didn't have enough backing material for the quilt. Sooooo, I decided to add a border to the backing. I ended up not being as square to the quilt top and so I used the back fabric for the binding. It was a little short on one side and so I was able to catch the top edge by a little. I didn't want the edge to pop out so I added the red rick around the border and figured it would help strengthen it. It did turn out OK, I was worried it would look to girly, but my husband said it added to the quilt.
I can't believe I won Ann's contest. I have been under the weather alot lately and this just really made me feel good. This is such a wonderful group of people that I've gotten to know over the years and what a lift everyone gives me. Thank you. Connie204