Thursday, January 8, 2015

My Last Quilt of 2014...A Baby Boy Quilt

Happy New Year!!! 

I realized this week that the last few months of 2014 were so hectic that I didn't have a chance to post my last quilt of 2014. It was created for my cousin and her new baby boy, Mitchell. Using 5 inch squares and 2.5 inch strips, I organized fabrics around on the design wall until I felt the colors were balanced.

The finished quilt was about 40 by 44 inches. My favorite part is the sweet little bunny fabric I picked up at The Cloth Pocket here in Austin. It is called Furry Tales in Minty from the Littlest collection by AGF Studio. I coordinated the rest of the fabrics with that special print and I love how it came together from using fabrics I collected the past few years.

Some of the fabrics I used were: Carolyn Friedlander Hand Drawn Stripes in Charcoal, Alison Glass Sunprint Feathers in Teal, Joel Dewberry Wood Grain in Vintage Yellow, and Kona Silver.

Using leftover scraps, I dreamed up that Bunnyfish creature and two little crinkle sensory toys. I'm told by my cousin Nicole that babies loves those things. I think my cat would love a smaller version.

For the backing fabric, I picked out a teal minky fabric. I originally chose a dark gray but once I had the top sewn together I changed my mind. On the quilting, I did semi-random straight lines. Overall, I think the finished quilt is soft and sweet for a little newborn baby boy!

That closes up my quilts for 2014...can't wait to see what is in store for 2015!

Monday, September 15, 2014


I am guest blogging over at My Cuddle Corner today, the Shannon Fabrics blog! If you follow me on Instagram (@bettinadanger), you might remember a few photos my Fraction Remix Quilt. Check out the link above to see some more photos and get a few tips on sewing with Cuddle Fabric.

Some of the fabrics I used in the Fraction Remix Quilt were from this kit and here is your chance to win it!!!

To enter to win this cuddly kit, tell me what you would make with it in the comments below!

Winner will be announced Friday, Sept. 19th at 5pm. Best of luck!

Saturday, August 2, 2014

The Laurel Dress

I woke up today thinking about the Laurel Dress by Colette Patterns. Earlier in the year, I made this dress and found the pattern to be simple and easy to follow. There are a ton ways to customize this pattern and even a free Digital Ebook with instructions for different variations.

Friday, July 25, 2014

A few things...

Let's see how many times I can write "few" in this blog.

It's been such a hectic few months and I haven't written a blog since May. I guess a few months isn't too bad. If you are curious about what I've been sewing or doing on my vacation from work, follow me on Instagram @bettinadanger! Leave a few comments!