Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Still more show and tell!

Here is Nick! Yes, he is sewing and the quilt he is sewing on is one HE quilted!!! Nick is 9 years old and a wonderful... seamster? ;-)

He picked out a sweet little panel for his new baby sister and then he picked out a quilting design and his wonderful mom- my FAVORITE cousin, let him use her long arm to quilt it and as you can see from this second picture he did a fabulous job!! AND, trust me, he did not pick out a simple beginner pattern! yeah Nick!!

Now here is MY lovely Maggie in her new jacket! This is from the original pattern designed by fellow smallest guild member Flori!

And here is the lovely Miss Maggie from the back......... equally adorable!

I made the base for this jacket using that lasagna method of sewing strips of scraps together. It looked like candy to me when it was laid out, and on sweet little Maggie it looks like more eye candy.

And here she is in a new bib made from another Quilty Indulgence pattern. There was enough of the yummy strawberry fabric to make her the matching hat. Of course the well dressed baby has a hat to match every outfit, right?
Could that smile warm you heart any more? That's me in the purple shirt walking her around the house........... her willing slave!


Gina said...

What gorgeous photos of Maggie. THat jacket and hat are adorable.

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Harmany Quilting said...

Just popped by to see what you were up to and was delighted to see your boy Nick machine sewing on his quilt. AND he used a long arm to quilt it. Just marvellous. Both my boys sew and they learnt to do it on our treadle machine before advancing to sew on my 20+ yo Pfaff. I haven't instructed them in how to use the LA machine YET.
Nicola in West Australia

Gizmo said...

Maggie is just the cutest, and the best model ever!
You did a great job on the jacket, bib and the hat is adorable too.
Congratulations to Nick!! Both of my boys learned to quilt as youngsters, but only design patterns for me now (they're teenagers).

Gizmo said...

I left you an award over at my blog

Susan Freebery said...

Ahhhhh.... I swear that I am just so darn jealous that next trip I am going too! I am, afterall, the Officer In Charge Of Coffee and will need to fulfill my post properly! How cute, thanks so much for sharing - I so would like to help Nick finish his binding....