Friday, August 26, 2016

Safety Pin Studio: What's Happening Now

The little quilt above was made using some wonderful kimono fabrics that I bought from a vendor at the International Quilt Festival in Houston.  I made two quilts with these amazing textiles.  The second one is a combination of the kimono fabrics and fabrics from other Japanese fabrics I've collected.

Up close and personal on the quilting.

My green fabrics have been doing yeoman service this year with the two big wedding quilts I made, so I decided to make a little baby bento box quilt just in case.

Here's the back and the binding.

Jack, the little boy for whom I made the Film at Five quilt, just had a little sister, so I've been working on a quilt for Fiona.  I made Jack a baby quilt using the Single Girl pattern, so I did the same pattern for Fiona and used one of the fabrics I used in Jack's quilt as well.  Fiona and Jack's momma is Anna's best friend, so there are also several fabrics that appear in quilts I've made for Anna.

The African Striped Baby Quilt continues its appeal for me and I made this one for a friend of Steph's who just had a baby.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Bob: a special doll for a sweet little girl

Before our recent trip to Canada to visit Dan and his remarkable wife, Steph, I made a doll for their little niece.  She loves the music of Bob Marley and, though, just past two years old, she can find the CD she wants, turn on all the equipment and put on his music videos so she can dance.  

Bob also has pajamas and we spent lots of time taking his clothes off and putting on his pajamas and then reversing the process the night I gave her the doll.

Bob also has a miniature version of the Kaffe Fassett African Striped Baby Quilt.  To carry all of these things, I also made her a bag using a T-shirt.

She seemed very pleased and she recognized the doll right away.  Later that night, the little darling's father sent us a photo from the baby monitor: she had covered herself with Bob's little quilt before going to sleep.  If she hadn't already stolen my heart, that would have done it.

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