Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Quilting - Audrey style

Today, I am going to highlight the photos that I have of quilts made by my Mother-in-law.  Her birthday was yesterday and since she died in October...I am pausing to remember her today.  She was a very talented quilter and I think of her often as I sit at my sewing machine working on my latest quilt project.

Audrey working on a Charity Quilt in 1996
Audrey and Jennifer with Jennifer's Quilt in 1988
Brittany sitting on Greg's Quilt made by Audry. Photo was taken in 1997.
Quilt made by Audrey in 2002.
Audrey quilt made in 1998.
Audrey worked actively with other church member on quilts which were later sold at auction at Prairie View,  a church based retirement home in Danforth, Illinois.  She made quilts for her son's and their families.  She taught many people to quilt and sew.

I hope you enjoy her work as much as we do.

Happy Sewing,  Jan

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Cute Burpers

I thought I would show you these cute little baby burpers I make.  Have made them on and off for years for baby gifts.  When my kids were babies we used cloth diapers. If the baby was not wearing the diaper  then it was a qualified burp rag!  Cloth diaper were too wide so if the baby got a bit excited and kicked up a fuss the diaper got all bunched up underneath them. Do you remember?  The diapers were a bit  too short, it just cover you on the shoulder and chest..  It left your back a bit of a good target….. So I  thought that there had to be a better way.
So they are hour glass shaped with a narrow middle to fit on Mommy or Daddy’s shoulder better. I make them longer for great coverage on the chest and down the back for those occasions when the baby’s burp is more of an urp…

I use nice soft flannel and quilt batting in between. I usually use different colors of flannel on each side so they are reversible . They are cute as a button and all the Mom’s who have them love them..


 As you can see these are all for little girls and they are adorable. Hope you enjoy them!  
Happy Sewing!