Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Lots of Pictures!

Last weekend, was a fund raiser for our local Catholic School, Bishop Baraga, and I put together a basket full of "baby girl items" for one of the raffle baskets. I always have fun putting together baskets like this and working on new items. I snapped a few pictures so you could see what I have been up to the last few weeks. Enjoy the pictures.
This is a picture of the basket with all the stuff in it.

The next 6 pictures show the quilt that was included in the basket. Let me just say, {disclaimer} that I am not a quilter and don't profess to be. I drew out my own pattern and had fun with the placement of the blocks and color in the quilt. After I peiced the quilt, I took it to a long arm quilter to finish the quilting. I did attach the binding {I tried to get the quilter to do it for me and she wouldn't bite}

In the next two pictures, you can really see the quilting. When I received it back from the long arm quilter, it looked kind of flat, so I decided to throw it in the washing machine and dryer. Believe me, I was holding my breath wondering if I had made the right decision. Let me tell you, it made the quilting look so much better.
I just love the background fabric with stars in it.

I also made a cat wall hanging for the basket. Love this little hooked cat! I matted him onto a art canvas which was covered with scrapbook paper. The sides of the canvas were done with different paper than the front. I attached a little piece of paper that read "cat".

Pictured below are three onesies that I appliqued and detailed. I know it is hard to see, but around the collars I added a decorative stitch with my sewing machine.

A closer picture of one of the onesies. You can see the stitching on the collar

5 burp clothes for the basket....

Some yo-yo barrettes for the little bambino!

The sweet little bunny doll was made by my friend Melissa Bridges. This was her first attempt at a doll and she did a great job. I really wanted to keep the bunny, sniff, sniff!

The purse is a pattern from Kindred Spirits and it is just the best purse. I didn't get a real good picture of it, but the purse has grommets and is lined with the wonderful bright pink Amy Butler fabric from the quilt and onesies.

Picture of the covered button on the side of the purse.

I also made a pillow for the basket and tried something new on the pillow. To the sides of the pillow, I added ribbon....you can see it better in the second photo. Babies and kids love the feel of ribbon and I thought it would be a fun addition to the pillow

Thanks for stopping by and checking out all my photos. Maria


Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Miss Maria~ darling from beginning to end! Very kind and generous of you!! I love the funky quilt!!

Beckyjean said...

What a wonderful basket of goodies you put together. Love the cat picture!!


Maria said...

Becky and Alice, it was a lot of fun to work on so many different projects. The hooked cat makes me smile.
Alice, you know what is on my plate now? CHALLENGE Project. I haven't started yet...but know what I am doing, which is half the battle. Maria

Larkrise garden girl said...

How cute!

woolmaven said...

What a colorful basket of goodies! I'm sure it was a great addition to the fund raiser. I can't believe how productive you are with all of your other commitments. Donna

Sassafras and Winterberry said...

Everything is so beautiful...makes me wish I was expecting! What a great gift idea to put together. You put so much work into everything. I love how funky everything is too. The cat is super. How did you do the eyes?

HomeSpunPrims said...

What a darling basket of goodies Maria! You did a great job on everything and it all looks so pretty together in the basket. I like to wash my quilts too. I think that was a good choice you made.

Kathy (woolfind) said...

Wonderful way to share your talent. Your items are beautiful! Very interesting technique of putting the hooked item with paper. I love it!

Maria said...

Thanks everyone.
Donna, I find that you can always make time for something you believe in ...... plus I learned some new techniques along the way!
Courtney, the eyes on the cat were made using the rolled wool technique. Check out Alice Strebel's blog on my side bar. She does a tutorial on how to do them. Maria

patijane's primitives said...

Your gift basket is awesome!! Looks like you did a great job on the quilt too. Someone is going to be very pleased.

M. Patricia said...

Maria - Your basket is so pretty and colorful. Babies enjoy bright colors, they will have lots to look at and hold their attention.
Great donation to the fund raiser!
M. Patricia

twoives said...

What a lucky baby this will be. I love everything about the basket...the bright colors especially.

quiltsbycheri said...

i want to be that baby!!!! too cute and fun, great job on the quilt wouldn't know you don't quilt every day....