Friday, April 20, 2012

Fun Projects

In June 2004, my husband, several of my children, and I, joined the Phoenix United Reformed Church. It was only a week or so after my firstborn was married - what a time in our lives that was! My husband was out of work, I was getting ready to embark on a new journey in my career as a nurse, Mom had recently moved from Vermont to Phoenix, we had kids in college, high school, and junior high school, and Nick and Kathryn moved their wedding plans from January 2005 to June 2004 because he was headed off to Iraq! We had less than 2 weeks to get ready for this wedding - and I was only the mother of the groom!!! Kathryn's mother and family are the ones who really pulled it off.  BUT, I got side-tracked.

We joined a wonderful church family and have been blessed with great preaching and good friends! There are many young couples in the church and it seems there are usually a baby (or two, or three) on the way. I decided several years ago to acknowledge those wonderful little blessings with a small gift. I started out making simple little baby blankets and after making approximately 20 of those, I have moved on to adorable baby bibs. I came across this cute pattern in  Better Homes and Gardens Quilts and More Magazine (Summer 2011). It is so adorable and is nothing but pure joy to make! I have also decided to make "cuddle cloths" to go with them (Bunny Hill Designs). Here are some photos:

                                               This is from a charm pack - Lily and Will
                                                        Lily and Will - Pink
                                                               Lily and Will green
                                                            Lily and Will brown prints
                                 I decided to experiment with fabrics from a Moda Candy Bar
                                         that was sent to me by my wonderful friend Kim!

                                             Cuddle cloth using Bunny Hill waffle fabric. It is
                                                 sooooo soft!

Enough for today! I have 6 more bibs waiting to be completed! These next ones I am making are from a charm pack by Joanna Figueroa called Fig and Plum.  More Pictures to come!  I Sew love to share :)


  1. LOVE them!!! Wow - - what a special treat for those precious new babies!
    Hmmmmm you are inspiring me!

  2. Those are really pretty! I love the pattern!