Friday, April 15, 2016
I've been using chalk to mark with for years, but it tends to rub off as you're working. I was hoping the soap might be better.
The verdict? The soap is slightly better. This big hunk marked kind of a wide line, but that was okay for what I was doing here. And it smells nice. This is Ivory soap, I don't know how other brands would work. It washed off easily.
It's still babymania around here, with just about a month to go.
A real baby came to the shower! This is my daughter's friend with her little one. My granddaughter is the little girl in the pink, and next to her is her mother, my oldest daughter. The old lady is me.
We will be using the fabrics from the shower to make baby quilts for charity. Some will go to Project Linus in West Bend, and some will go to Quilts for Kids, to be given to kids in hospitals.
I've started kitting up the fabrics, and have two done so far.
Here's a link to the pdf for the pattern, if you're interested. It's the same pattern they put in their kits, so there are instructions on returning the kit within 4-6 weeks. Just ignore that if you're cutting your own fabric.
Quilts for Kids 4 Patch Pattern
I branched out a little for the second quilt. The pattern comes from the Moda Bakeshop, and was submitted by Jo Kramer of Jo's Country Junction (I love her work!)
Here's the link to the free pattern:
Step Up Quilt Pattern
My sewing room is an absolute disaster right now, with all sorts of fabrics being auditioned to go the with baby fabric.
It's a fun kind of chaos.
Have fun this week.