Monday, November 26, 2012

Monday, Monday

Bella baby blanket

Sometimes I just need to do something easy. This light weight baby blanket took no time, in fact I thought about it far longer than it took to make. It is about 36" square.

Bella baby blanket

I used two prints from Bella, by Lotta Jansdotter, and I backed it with flanel. Rather than cutting the flanel wrong (tonight I was truly having cutting issues so I was pretty sure I would mis-measure), I laid the flanel on the floor and smoothed the top on it just like when you baste a quilt only without the batting and with right sides together. Then I cut around the edge with my scissors. I sewed around the edge leaving a hole to turn it through.

Bella baby blanket

I did just enough stitching to keep it all nice after washing, which I will do tomorrow.

Bella baby blanket

It looks nice all folded, although the pictures are questionable, taken after dark and all. Time to get out the fancy lights for winter photos I think, thank you for bearing with me in the meantime.

This is destined, along with Whitewater, for a new family baby who is due very soon. I might have to make another of these light blankets tomorrow, they are fast and lovely.

Mod Pop

I cannot resist showing off Whitewater again, and in the summer sun too, I really love that little quilt.

Ohio Stars

Yesterday I did make more Ohio stars with my Oakshott Lipari fabrics. I took them out in the 10 minutes of sunny sunshine for a picture so you can see them glowing a little.

Ohio Stars

The sky was overcast by the time this much was done. It is hanging on my closet door now while I decide about borders. The star blocks and the plain linen squares are 3" finished so the runner/wall hanging is about 33" x 9" right now.

It is a week with blogging homework. On Thursday I am hosting the Thursday Think Tank for Making Rebecca Lynne. I will share my ideas for holiday presents for Tweens, Teens and Twenties. You can link up a post where you do some thinking, about anything at all.


Thursday Think Tank

Then on Monday December 3 is the Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day. I have a set of Bella by Lotta Jansdotter fat quarters to give away, so you don't want to miss that either. Oh, and maybe you will plan a give away too?


And finally, you will be pleased to know that in this round, so far, the score is: Lurgy 0, Leanne 1.

Best,

Leanne

31 comments:

diane said...

Tiny stars. So pretty. Glad you're feeling better

dutchcomfort said...

You are on a roll Leanne! Love the tiny stars runner!

MariQuilts said...

Love those little stars. I've been meaning to make a few flannel blankets as well, such great gifts.

Leo said...

Ohh I will be looking forward to the present ideas - Iwonder what you can come up with for me, maybe then I will be able to get everyone off my back "is there aything special you want for Christmas this year?"

Patchwork and Play said...

Glad to hear you are beating the lurgy! Love the Ohio Star runner!

Charlotte said...

your ohio stars are so SO beautiful!!

Judith, Belfast said...

Great to hear you are winning the fight against germs! Cute and snuggly baby blanket, and those stars are so small and adorable. Jxo

Fiona @ Poppy Makes said...

Love it all, but especially that sweet soft snuggly looking baby blanket!

Katy Cameron said...

The runner is looking so pretty, and great idea with the baby blanket

Susan Standen said...

So pleased you are beating the germs this time round! Love those stars. It is going to be an absolutely fabulous runner. What a lot of piecing!

Jess said...

I'd show off whitewater loads too - it's a beauty! Love those stars so much Leanne, oakshotts are just beautiful to work with.

Annabella said...

All these projects are wonderful - the baby quilt simple and sophisticated, Whitewater is just beautiful (and I love the name) and the stars are twinkling in that gorgeous snow!

Quilter in the Gap said...

I am so glad you are winning. I think it's your pretty projects that helped. Assuming lurgy is a seasonal bug you will not be pleased to hear the score here is lurgy 1 Rhonda 0. I have a nasty cold but I will push forward.

Sarah said...

Yay! Glad you're winning on the lurgy front. Those stars are really beautiful, and oooh bella flannel? Nice. :-)

Shocking Hocking said...

i immediately started singing 'bah, bah, bah ba bah bah' (it's supposed to be the mama's and the papa's)when i saw your blog post title....glad i looked in too - your makes are beautiful - well done you...

Karen said...

I want one of those flannel blankets for myself! I cannot stop exclaiming over your beautiful Ohio stars - so fabulous :)

Silsbee said...

Gosh, your stars are so beautiful! :)

Run Quilt Knit Write said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely - your stars runner is divine!!!
Hope you are feeling better soon :-)

carla bianca said...

The quilt design is lovely. It's a spectacular quilt work. You're on a roll with these projects.
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Debbie said...

What a really awesome baby gift - the mod pop and the sweet blankets. And your stars! Love how they twinkle - really fun & lovely!

Poppyprint said...

Way to fend off the lurgy!! I love your Lipari stars runner(and Whitewater, of course). That lipari just screams stars, doesn't it? That's what so many people ended up making. It's just so glamorous and the white linen background shows off the glimmer beautifully.

Svetlana said...

Leanne, all your projects are so very beautiful, I just love looking at them. What a fantastic idea for a baby blanket, too.

Flying Blind... said...

Go you! Glad you beat the lurg. Love everything!

Nat at Made in Home said...

Such beautiful projects!!

Catherine said...

Oh I do love those tiny little stars, and your other projects look amazing too

Shevvy said...

That baby blanket looks so satisfying. Very nice. Love all the mini stars as well.

Erin Quinn said...

Leanne, I love those stars!! They look absolutely amazing. And the alternating white squares, just really make them shine out so much. I can't wait to see this finished. It's going to be wonderful.
And I think your baby quilt is adorable. I love baby things with flannel.
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Christine Meier said...

Beautiful star table runner! It is awesome!

Kelly said...

Oh those stars, so beautiful!

Rebecca Lynne said...

Sometimes simple is best! I think that blanket looks stunning. I wish I could get myself to minimalist design point!

Archie the wonder dog said...

I love the baby blanket and it's so good to see Whitewater again! Your stars are gorgeous!
P.S. Yeah, glad you've vanquished the lurgy!