My little brother and his wife are expecting there first baby this summer and it's a girl! Ever since they found out what they are having I have been trying to decide what to do for a quilt for her. What pattern? What fabric? Well, back in December I saw this quilt over on Flickr from Sarah. I immediately fell in love with the little birds and went searching for embroidery patterns with no luck. Just a few days ago I came across something that lead me to the Little Miss Shabby blog where I found the Birdie Stitches BOM. So I did a test block to see how doable this would be for me. It only took me two evenings to stitch this baby up so I think that is pretty good for my first time doing anything like this.
Isn't that little birdie just so cute?! Now I have all of the patterns to make this into an adorable baby quilt. I have a Ruby charm pack for the scrappy boarders which I am going to use as sashing between the embroidered blocks with out and solid sashing and I have pink minky for the back. I am pretty excited about using minky for the back, but I am a bit concerned about the bulk it will add so I might use a flannel instead of batting. Any thoughts on that?
I only need 38 of the 42 charms for the quilt so with some of the extras I made this adorable Dresden plate half. I am in love with this pouch and have been wanting one for myself. After lurking around the Mouthy Stitches Fickr pool and being inspired/motivated I decided today was the day I would make one (well, yesterday) and here it is!
I put my Dresden half to the bottom and did my zipper a little different, but I LOVE it! I can't stop staring at it, I just think it is so adorable and it will be perfect to keep all of my floss and needles in while I am working on my Ruby Bird Baby Quilt (Birdie Stitches).
This little gal measures approximately 9 inches by 4 inches. The exterior is Ruby and Quilters Linen and the interior is some fabric I had in my little stash from Joann's. Oh, I just love, love, love it!
Anyway, have a wonderful day!