At Last, a Nest!
Hurray! I think I sat and starred at this crib for like 20 minutes after I got it all prettied up. I am so excited to finally be having another baby. Yesterday morning I found this crib at Baby's R Us and fell in love with it. Love the curves. Then my girl friends came over for our Friday project day and we sewed like crazy. They also assembled the crib for me and moved some furniture around. How did I live without those Fridays???? Someone asked what we do with the kids. They pretty much run wild. You should have seen the way Michelle can iron with a baby on her hip.
As you may have read, I've gone a little crazy with the scotty dogs. Heather fed the frenzy by emailing a photo of a vintage scotty dog pattern. Irresistible! So I made my own. I did 12 squares in this quilt. 3 of them are scotties. That way I get the point across, without all the work. Now it just needs to be quilted and bound.
I mentioned before the "lip" that Shannon showed us how to do. It's a great way to make a really skinny border. I did mine in turquoise. I cut four 1 1/2 inch strips and pressed them in half. Then I sewed them around my quilt with the raw edge of my strip lined up with the raw edge of the quilt. Then I just sewed the striped border around like I usually would. Does that make sense? Maybe the picture explains it better.
If you have a sense of humor, I can post my scotty quilt "pattern". It worked, but I am a terrible rule breaker when it comes to sewing. You may find it hard to believe, but I took a pattern making class with my sister-in-law, Heather Bailey (Heather got an A). And my mom, elinor peace bailey, makes patterns for a living. Ha!