Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Schoolhouse Tunic and mostly gifts for Baby

Schoolhouse Tunic

me and my baby grand girl 
Sporting a new haircut and wearing a fresh off the sewing machine Tunic, I got to hold my sweet baby grand girl during most of the time at my nieces Baby Shower. Linking up my goal (seen here) to ALYoF October finish.
If my tunic fabric seems familiar it's because I used the same to make curtains for my sewing room.  One of my all time favorite's from Kaffe Fassett, Sprays from his 2009 collection.
Baby Shower party favors
My talented SIL gets all the credit for the amazing jams, jellies and chutney but I did get to help make them pretty with some fabric and tags.  The wooden tray was scored from our local thrift store.

Newest WIP

On the design wall
I'm not very good at keeping secrets and my niece isn't very fond of I showed her the stack of Valori Wells Wrenly fabric that I had chosen for her baby quilt.  That night I starting cutting and stitching and playing with layout.  Her nursery is in green, pink and yellow so I may back this in yellow flannel - we'll see since I tend to change my mind (a lot).

Presents Unwrapped - so now I can share

The baby shower had so many handmade gifts it was fun to have given these:
Moby-style wrap with Briar Rose and knit
Blanket made with Roses Minky with Full Moon Lagoon 
Flannel Receiving Blanket - using Missouri Quilt  Co tutorial 
Giants Onsie Dress - using Suttongrace tutorial
f+f2 Oct Bee blocks - photo by Anne @ Playcrafts
Schoolhouse Tunic (ALYoF Oct goal and tardy Selfish Sewing Week)
Briar Rose Moby-type Wrap
Minky Blanket
Flannel Receiving Blanket (Love the self binding method and do many more)
Giants Onsie Dress
2 Cracker Scrap blocks f+f2 bee- tutorial by cut to pieces

Wrenly QCR baby quilt 

Everything know the drill.

Linking up to Lee at Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday, to Really Random Thursday at Live a Colorful Life, Can I get a Whoop Whoop and to Finish it Up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts. 


  1. Your tunic, haircut and grand baby are all fabulous!

  2. Love your tunic Karen. Do you mind me asking which fabric this is - it's so great!

    1. I added a note and picture to the post: it's Kaffe Fassett, Sprays from his 2009 collection in brown.

  3. Karen, thanks so much for linking up this week!! What a sweet little girl. And what fabulous gifts at your niece's baby shower! (although a Dodgers onesie dress would have been a better choice. Just sayin')

  4. OOOO pink, yellow and lime green is my favorite combo for a little girl - even for older girls who need cheering up like this bunch of color.
    Love that you match your curtains! Is your name Scarlet?

  5. Oh Wow! And you said I sounded busy! You must be ready for a vacation by now. They all look wonderful and I'm sure they were a hit at the baby shower.

  6. Wow! What a wonderful shower gift! Love that Moby wrap with the Briar Rose!

  7. I love the same fabrics as you! Love that you are wearing Kaffe. Classy. Inspiring blog. Thanks.


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