So remember when I was making the orange peel quilt, I had a stack of circles cut out? Well... I used them to make a fabric mobile to hang in the nursery!
Each circle is actually 2 fabric circles held together (with the ribbon in between) using double-stick fusible webbing. The top part is just 2 embroidery hoops painted white. Here's baby's view from the changing table:
I used the same pastel fabrics in the mobile as I did in the orange peel quilt, which you can see reflected in the mirror. This photo also shows glimpses of three other DIY projects I completed for the nursery, which hopefully I'll blog soon :)
What an amazing several weeks it's been! I left off in late February, only 2 weeks from my due date with our first child, working on a quilt wallhanging for her nursery. Now I'm a mommy to a healthy baby girl and changed forever. Kathryn was born on March 14 with a full head of blonde hair (just like Daddy). We love her lots! And yes, I did actually finish the pastel orange peel quilt before she arrived - I hung it on the wall just a mere 3 days before and it was the perfect finishing touch to the nursery.
I made each orange peel using this method, then machine-appliqued each one using a blanket stitch.
I quilted it by machine with a big free motion all over and finished it with a pink polka dot binding. The original plan was to hand-quilt in the white space with perle cotton, but I got impatient and chose to finish it faster instead :)
To hang it on the wall, I used this tutorial for hiding the hardware. I like the clean, simple look.
Size: approx. 44" x 44"
Fabrics: Kona snow (background) and an assortment of pastels from my stash
Pattern: Orange Peel Quilting: free motion meandering Made for: daughter's nursery
The latest WIP on the design board is an orange peel quilt!
I have been wanting to make one of these for quite some time, but was slightly put off by the thought of applique... but since I'm planning to keep this one, I decided to invest the extra time & effort :)
I'm loving the pastel colors, this is going to be a wall hanging in the baby's nursery. The circles below are not part of the quilt, but rather another little nursery project I'll share soon!
So now the countdown is really on: less than 2 weeks until my due date! Hard to believe :)
Yesterday was my Friday off, and I had high hopes of spending quality time in my sewing room. BUT..... I spent practically all day on my feet doing projects around the house. Finally my feet (which btw look like Stay Puft Marshmallow Man these days) couldn't take any more, and all I managed to accomplish sewing-wise was to pull a bunch of fabrics from my stash:
Oh well, such is life. I'm planning to use these in a wall-hanging quilt for the baby's room. Less than 7 weeks now until the due date - think I can finish it in time?? :)
Here's another one that sat in my unfinished WIP pile for well over a year! I originally bought a layer cake of the Hello Betty collection, then ended up dividing it into 4 different quilts, finished 2, then let the other 2 sit for a while... but alas, this one is finished and just one more left :)
The back is fairly simple with dot prints...
I quilted it with simple straight lines...
and finished it with hand-sewn binding.
I just love the red and blue and vintage-y feel of these prints!