Thursday, March 14, 2013

Repurposed Baby Sling

When I was pregnant with my daughter, Corinne, I wanted to have a baby sling so badly to tote her around in, but just couldn't fork out the money that they were asking for them, nor did I like the fabrics they were made out of... boring and cheap looking!
I found some Amy Butler fabric that was just perfect and made my adorable sling....
Well, Corinne is now 4 1/2 and I'm obviously done using that baby sling... but, what to do with all those yards of gorgeous fabric?!?
Reuse it!  Here's the quilt I made out of that fabric!  Didn't it turn out cute!?!

I did the piecing and my awesome mom, (once again!) did my machine quilting... this time custom!  I pretty much let her do whatever she wants on my quilt because she does such a great job (and has WAY more experience than I do), but I DID have a request on this one... FEATHERS!  Aren't they beautiful!?!
Check out her blog too!

More pics...

Corinne LOVES this quilt... Although I don't know that I'm giving it to her quite yet!  Too much white to trust a four year old with! :)

Pile O Fabric BOM Free Motion Quilting

So, I'm really thinking my post should have been called "FREE MOTION FEVER" because I've definitely "caught" it!  This was my very FIRST time fmq and I love it!  I'm participating in a skill builder block of the month over at and am having so much fun!!!

Tatum's Quilt

My super cute ten year old niece, Tatum requested a "zebra print and hot pink" quilt from her Auntie Christina.  I bought this pattern from several months ago and thought this would be perfect for her!  I added borders too to make it fit her twin sized bed!

 My Mom did all of the quilting on her long arm!  Isn't she amazing!?!
The minky on the back really shows off the cool panto she used!

It just HAD to have a zebra print label to finish it off!