Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Nursery Stitches


I have stolen as many moments as I could in the past few very busy days  to finish up a hand stitching project. I bought this lovely vintage "like" nursery fabric from Sew Deerly Loved. Since it arrived the need to cut and stitch it has been overwhelming.


Geometric shapes and smiling faces trimmed in linen.


Perle cotton ties in each corner to keep it neat.


Softly quilted in the ditch to give it dimension.


I was thrilled to have worked out the edge this time. Something that looks so easy has baffled me more times than I would like to admit. I finally sat and worked it out before I put a stitch in it with pins. Genius idea...no?


A tiny quilt that finally made its way to the finish line.


Just as the week of "finishes" comes to an end with summer break starts tomorrow afternoon.


My studio is calling me. Like a lonely and forgotten piece of furniture draped in canvas for the seasons end. I am returning just as soon as the doors close to the school....with my running shoes on!
See you tomorrow.

19 comments:

Tammy's in Love said...

That new little Singer machine must be lots of fun! I learned on my Grama's Singer Featherlite that Mom had inherited. Now I have a Husquvarna Viking that should be doing a lot more work than it does!

Super cute fabric and your hexagon shaped blocks look great on the plain background!

Tammy

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a precious little quilt. I so want to make some for my dolls...I just need to get brave and try!

Stampin D Amour said...

Love your sweet quilt!!! xo

-pamela ;)

Corey Moortgat said...

What a sweet, sweet little quilt! I love it!
BTW, if you're ever interested to try doing artwork like mine, let me know, and I can send you a copy of my book! It focuses more on "scrapbook-y" kind of stuff, but you'd probably find some stuff you'd like!

vintage grey said...

So perfect and sweet!! Your binding looks awesome, especially those neat corners!! ;) Love the adorable fabric, and the ties in the corner!! Such a great idea!! It looks right at home on your gorgeous chair!! xo Heather

Jane said...

Sew sweet! The quilting stitched in the ditches is just the perfect amount!

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Sew adorable that is! Love your sweet little quilt, you did an amazing job on those corners! They look great :) Love that chair and all the pretty fabrics in it! :) Smiles, Have a great night, Holly

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

Very sweet quilt piece! You do awesome work!
Warmly,
deb

LOVE the bag you made for your Mom!!

Perfectly Printed said...

What a great quilt! The fabric is so fun!

chris

A Vintage Chic said...

Oh gosh, Renee! LOVE that sweet mini quilt--you did such a beautiful job with that fabric...just as I would expect from you, my friend!

And I am so in love with that sweet graphic at the top of the post--may I pretty please you it??? Let me know when you get a second...

So happy you get more play time in your adorable room...you deserve it! Can't wait to see what you create...

Wishing you the loveliest day & happy summer!

Julie

Barbara said...

Ah, the satisfaction of a finished project! Happy summer vacation!

craftyles said...

Renee, The quilt came out so cute. I love the fabrics in it. Makes me want to start a little quilt too.

GardenofDaisies said...

Your nursery quilt is so cute!! You did a great job with the binding.

busymartha said...

Summer break so early? Kids here (BC) don't get out for another month!
You will be so busy! Love your precious quilt, such sweet images. Take care, Marilyn.

delia hornbook said...

aahhh this is just adorable i love all your fabrics what a gorgeous quilt. And just look at your corners how do you get them so neat? I love your work Renee you are very clever and such a good eye for fabrics. dee x

Kim K. said...

You always find the most perfect fabric for your projects.

Happy summer break to your kiddos!

Mimos da Claralú! said...

Beautiful my dear friend!
Just like everything you do ...
Hugs and blessings
Luciana

Kerri said...

renee, that is such a sweet mini quilt!! i really love how you used the fabrics!! sew perfect!!

Kathy said...

Your little quiltie is sweet as can be and bravo to you for pulling it off in the midst of your busy schedule! I'm looking forward to seeing what will be coming out of that room next.