A while ago I purchased a Fat Quarter bundle of Moda’s ” A is for.” The line has a school-feel and that was what attracted me to it. I had saved it for a unknown future project. You know, those projects you tell yourself you will have so you can just buy the fabric?
Finally the perfect opportunity arose to use the bundle!
A dear friend helped me out with some problems with shipping my fabrics. I hadn’t been able to show my gratitude so I wanted to make her something.
She is a primary school teacher who specializes in reading.
What would be better than fabrics with letters on it?
The pillow is about 14 inch square and the back fabric looks like a crayon drawing. I think I found that in a market or something.
I added a large pouch.
Do you know your ABC’s?
C is for cute cuddly cat!
I used a 12 inch zipper so you can image this pouch will hold A LOT OF STUFF any teacher gathers in their classroom.
Both of these are now in her classroom!
I was glad to be able to add some more color to her already awesome room!
Another project I wanted to share with you today is another baby quilt… yes another baby quilt!
(Where do all these babies come from? 🙂 )
I found these fabrics in an online quiltshop I check out regularly (The Netherlands, Europe). These fabrics were only 8 euros per meter. A real steal!!!
Just last week I heard the baby girl had arrived already, so some late night speed sewing insued. I decided not to FMQ this quilt but use a regular decorative stitch from my Janome 7700. It is a large wavy stitch (number 19) that I made as large and wide as possible. It came together really quickly!!!
Binding with the grey fabric from the same line. I did add a strong zig zag on the binding to give it some strength for heavy use.
I have more of this fabric and I foresee some more baby quilts with these fabrics.
Do you have any great tips for European quilt shops?
Have a lovely day!
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