Thursday, December 26, 2013

Mini Quilts

Did all of you have a good Christmas? I hope Santa came and brought you everything on your wishlist :)

I wanted to do a little bit of quilting, so I managed to whipped up these little quilts in two evenings. They are so fun to make. You know those Moda candy charm packs? They are perfect for these mini quilts. The pack I used here is Tapestry by Joanna for Fig Tree & Co. It's such a beautiful collection.

We have a busy day ahead of us. Enjoy this great day! :)

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Buttons for Baby Garments

I finished making the Highbury baby vest in one weekend using the Madeleine Tosh Vintage yarn. The yarn was wonderful to work with, and the pattern was super easy to follow. The entire vest was completed in one piece and no seaming was needed! Let me say that again... no seaming! I really love putting a vest on my little one in the morning. It keeps her warm, and it's just so easy to put on and off.

 I love the cable detail on this vest. 

Although I made four button holes as instructed by the pattern, I decided not to put buttons on this vest because my little one puts everything she can find in her mouth. So instead, I attached four snaps onto a ribbon, then I hand sewn the ribbon onto the button band. It came out great. Please let me know if you would like a detailed post on how I did that. I couldn't find much on how best to sew buttons on baby garments, so I came up with this technique.

Close-up of the button bands.

This vest was so simple and fun to make, I am casting on another one!