Believe it or not, I was able to put down the knitting needles long enough to sew a few things. Though it really is more like a baby knitting factory at my house these days. Hey, when you get the knitting mojo, don't fight it, just go with it. Last month, I bought some purple "mock mink" and a cotton calico print. I paired the calico print with some solid purple cotton to make thick and thin stripes. The back of the quilt is the mock mink and I sandwiched it with a layer of lavender flannel in between.
I tied the quilt using a machine technique I learned from Last-Minute Patchwork & Quilted Gifts. It's from the project called Super Quick & Easy Baby Quilt. Basically, lightly pencil-mark where you want your "ties" to be, then you set your sewing machine to a zigzag stitch. Sew over the pencil mark for about 1/2 inch, back stitch for the same distance and then move on to the next pencil mark. Here is a up close picture of my zigzag "ties" circled in red.If you look closely or click on the photo, you can see a row of the "ties" below Caesar's feet going across horizontally. I stitched them on the calico print so they are not as noticeable. The binding is a satin blanket binding that was a absolute nightmare to use, but it has really pretty results. The quilt measures 32" X 41".I really like how the bunny pillow turned out. I had a small piece of the satin blanket binding left over, so I added it to the stripes. The mock mink is very soft, so I used it for the other side of the pillow.My first bib didn't turn out half bad. Sewing the binding to a curved piece was a first for me, but it wasn't hard as long as you do it slowly. The longest part of all these projects was the piecing of the stripes. For each project, I sewed separate striped panels of fabric. If I had used one piece of solid or printed fabric, it would have been a lot faster. But I really like the random sized striping effect. Not sure if you can call this patchwork?
*For some reason, photographing purple colored things is difficult. The color shows up more on the blue side. The first 2 photos is probably the closest to what it looks like in real life, though the mock mink keeps showing up blue when it is really purple.