Sophie sewing

I’ve done a couple of little projects this week…stuff that’s been stuck on my to-do list while I was busy making quilts.  First up was a new crib sheet for Sophie using this tutorial.
I’m never buying a crib sheet again…it literally took me 20 minutes.
Next up was a purse.  She’s been carrying around a plastic Target bag with her treasures in it for weeks…so it was time to get this bag lady a real purse.
Now it holds all her treasures + bits of trash she collects, and I clean it out when she’s not looking.
I swear I blinked and she turned into a toddler…it’s so sad and so much fun at the same time.
Now onto the next big thing…I can only take one or two “small” projects before I’m itching to make a quilt!
Basket Case Start, Cluck Cluck Sew_thumb[1]
All laid out and ready to sew!
I’m making this quilt again… (pattern is here) without borders and 12 more blocks to make it 60” x 70”.  To make it like this you’ll need 42 – 2 1/2” strips of fabric, and 1 3/4 yards of neutral fabric.

30 Responses to Sophie sewing

  1. Schulz Family August 16, 2013 at 12:19 am #

    Wow that is an effective quilt.

  2. Meg Roke August 16, 2013 at 1:02 am #

    Um, purse tutorial, please! That is super adorable.

  3. Auntie Pami August 16, 2013 at 1:21 am #

    where did you find that cute stack of fabric? I like that gray. Sophis is big enough for a purse? I can't believe that!? Wow, time flies.

  4. Terrie August 16, 2013 at 3:54 am #

    I used that same tutorial last summer to make my 1st crib sheets for my friends' twins! And I've used it 2 more times also! I never made my kids or my grandchild sheets or a nursery set…you bet I will for the next one!! There was another tutorial I used in combination with the one you used. It had french seams…no fraying or stray threads. Loved that! Love the quilt…may have to check it out when I'm done with the bed runner and two other quilts in the works. :)

  5. Judith Blinkenberg August 16, 2013 at 4:26 am #

    Our babies gow up so fast! I love your fabrics you used in her bag.

  6. Vicki August 16, 2013 at 4:41 am #

    I absolutely love those squishy little feet! Thank you so much for passing along the crib sheet tut. I will get on that right away!

  7. Carie August 16, 2013 at 7:07 am #

    I'd never even thought of making a crib sheet but it's so sweet – and even though it would probably take me more then 20 mins it wouldn't be that much more for something so much prettier than boring white – and the perfect excuse for more lovely fabric!

  8. Jacqueline August 16, 2013 at 7:23 am #

    I love making my little boy's crib sheets too (even flannelette ones for winter time).

    I LOVE the look of the fabrics for Sophie's quilt (gorgeous!), cannot wait to see it once it's done!

  9. Three Quilts August 16, 2013 at 10:38 am #

    Making your own cot sheets is the only way to go. I've even made fitted sheets for our queen size bed. Fab pattern and lovely fabrics too!

  10. New Salem Homestead August 16, 2013 at 11:07 am #

    I have your pattern for Basket Case tucked in Moda's Salt Air collection. It's on my list to accomplish this year.

  11. Nancy August 16, 2013 at 11:09 am #

    Oh oh. Retreat project!!! Just purchased your pattern (yea for sale!) and i have a jelly roll and background fabric. Now if November would hurry up and get here!!

  12. Leigh Anne August 16, 2013 at 12:11 pm #

    Aren't crib sheets so easy! I made several for my youngest and she loves it more than any of her others. And I also clean out the kids purses when they aren't looking :)

  13. SarahZ August 16, 2013 at 1:13 pm #

    a perfect post…baby feet and sweet fabrics :)

  14. kathy-o August 16, 2013 at 1:56 pm #

    Can NEVER get enough of Miss Sophie. Love that little bag. And those sheets – it's on my Grandma list.

  15. Wanda August 16, 2013 at 2:02 pm #

    I spy some Cloud 9 and DS quilts fabric! I've been eyeing that gray and I think it's time to get some. I'm just disappointed I missed out on the trees with the blue birds in them, so cute. Looking forward to seeing your finish.

  16. Jennifer Schifano Thomas August 16, 2013 at 4:25 pm #

    She is so adorable! I love the little baby legs in the first photo. My youngest is almost 4 now. It's so bittersweet watching the last one growing up. Sigh! Have a super day!

  17. Chris {frecklemama} August 16, 2013 at 5:26 pm #

    You're obviously trying to kill me with pics of those chubby feets. You need to tell that girl to stay a baby!

  18. Kathy McIntyre August 16, 2013 at 8:42 pm #

    Please post the purse/bag tutorial ! Love it all and your baby is adorable

  19. Meg August 16, 2013 at 9:51 pm #

    Sheets are very easy. When I had our first daughter, I made flannel sheets as I couldn't find them here. We are in MN so it does get a little cold here in the winter.

    Little bag is cute too.

    What did I like best about your post? Those little feet sticking out of the crib!


  20. Live a Colorful Life August 16, 2013 at 11:58 pm #

    I just love toddler feet. I'm sure Sophie is thrilled with her new bag.

  21. paroxa August 18, 2013 at 12:49 am #

    Love the little purse! I bet she'll have a ton of fun filling that up!

  22. beckandlundy (Patty Sloniger) August 18, 2013 at 2:51 pm #

    Adorable purse! I made my little one's crib sheet after much procrastination and I also couldn't believe how easy it was. I plan to make all of them from here on out, an they make great baby shower gifts too.

  23. Cheryl Arkison August 19, 2013 at 1:06 pm #

    Oh, I get that small project versus quilt attitude!
    I was thinking the same thing about N last week. And he's such a stereotypical boy. Walks around with a car or truck in his hand all the time.

  24. Lulu August 19, 2013 at 7:23 pm #

    I can't wait to see that quilt with the fabrics you choose. I'm sure it's going to be gorgeous, as always.


  25. Deb August 19, 2013 at 8:19 pm #

    can you tell us some of the lines of fabric in the stack? (i know it's not all the same line). love the oranges, greys & the sweet litte florals. bet the end result will be precious~ can't wait to see it!

  26. thepalmierifamily August 20, 2013 at 2:23 pm #

    Oh you've inspired me to want to try a fitted sheet myself! I have a little girl that looks like she's about the same age as your little girl. Mine's the 3rd child, first girl too! They look like they like and do a lot of the same fun things (maybe the same crazy screaming tantrums too!). Thanks for sharing your inspiring ideas.

  27. Rebecca Grace August 20, 2013 at 8:31 pm #

    How much fabric did you need for that crib sheet? I stupidly bought extra deep pillow top mattressses for both of my sons' beds. I can't find any twin sheets deep enough so I always have to buy two full flat sheets and alter them into a flat and fitted sheet for these crazy beds… And I always have trouble getting the elastic to look nice — not sure if I'm overstreching it as I apply it (with my serger) or if I'm just not buying the right kind of elastic? Anyway, I love that little purse. I'll bet she's delighted with it!

  28. Jenny Watson August 21, 2013 at 5:27 am #

    I like the way you present your quilts, thanks for sharing so lovely quilts.

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  29. Lizzy September 1, 2013 at 4:16 am #

    I would love the tutorial for the purse. It looks perfect for a toddler.

  30. sue horton September 2, 2013 at 2:52 am #

    Hi. I just found your quilting site. I design and print for sale quilt blocks. However, I could not quilt if my life depended on it! But, I am a willing student. I would love to use some of my quilt blocks to make my own quilt. I will keep watch on your blog. Interesting and I hope to learn!

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