With all the babies being born in my family this year, I’m trying new ideas for baby gifts. This is my latest creation called Lil’ Lovee by Linda.
I combined leftover Minkee and flannel scraps. The finished size is about 13″, but you can make it any size depending on your remnants. I used 2 flannels to make an uneven 4 patch block. Any block would work, I wanted fewer seams to keep it soft and cuddly. If I was more ambitious, I might have personalized the Lil’ Lovee, maybe next time!
It’s a sweet, cheek cuddler when they’re little babies and a dolly blanket when they’re older. It’s sooooo soft.
Like the dish mats, I left the 4 patch seam open for turning and then top- stitched around the seams, closing the opening. Fast and easy!
This one was sent to Kailani, who is enjoying her Tummy Time quilt, too!
Isn’t she adorable?!
Thanks for looking! Linda
The bridal shower invite asked us to be creative and bring a gift that fit in the enclosed envelope! My first response was to make a mini dish mat in the bride’s favorite colors. I used 5 inch squares and terry cloth, constructed in the same manner as the Linda’s Dish Mat Tutorial Revisited.
With some creative folding it fit perfectly into the supplied envelope, along with a recipe card and a little money!
I knew she was also getting a sewing machine from her mom, so I added some fabric scraps to the envelope wrapping, too!
I hope she likes it!
Thanks for looking. Linda
Marilyn has completed 2 fun quilts! The dinosaur quilt is totally pieced, not applique! She’ll add some eyes when she finishes it. What dinosaur loving kid wouldn’t want this quilt!
I love how the quilting design, Frothy Seas Pantograph, compliments the prehistoric elements of the quilt.
And the second quilt is a Monkey quilt!
How fun is that?!
We initially decided to quilt it with a pantograph, but I felt the little monkey heads would be cuter with an outline stitch and freehand Swirl and Curl.
Thanks! I’m still working on secret projects that I can’t share. What are you working on?
Today is all trash day in our city and I saved this old cotton chenille bath mat from the landfill! I have no idea how old it is but it belonged to my hubby’s parents.
I just can’t throw away awesome vintage finds! What about you?
I’m linking to Coloradolady: Vintage Thingee Thursday. Check out other vintage posts!
I’m off to work at Rainbows and Calico Things quilt shop in Williamsburg, Iowa today. It’s also my favorite place to buy fabric so it’s a good thing I work there, too!
Thanks! Have a great day! Linda
Last week, my hubby asked me to make his mom microwaveable bowls for her birthday. Her birthday is today, so now I can show you!
The bowls are made with 8 and 10 inch squares of fabric and batting. Remnants are perfect! And I always have cotton batting scraps, too. It’s fun to pick out fabrics that look good inside or out.
Here’s the instruction sheet that my hubby sent with it. He’s so creative!
Linda’s Microwaveable Bowl Instructions
If you’re not sure how to use them, click on the instructions!
If you’re not sure how to make them, here’s a link to the tutorial on my Pinterest board. I don’t follow the instructions exactly, I never do! But, the results are the same. Cotton fabric and batting is important.
Thanks and Happy Birthday, Mom!