Saturday, December 28, 2013

Baby H's Quilt {sneak peek!}

My very first Eggo in the Oven sale was to my friend Dana - she ordered a patchwork blanket for her son Aydan (who is Colby's age) and various other items.  Was I scared?!  YES!  At that point I still wasn't convinced I was good enough to be paid to sew! {truth be told, I still sometimes think this!}

So when Dana messaged me SO excited that another baby was on the way {eeeek!  I think I was one of the first to know... because of COURSE Aydan needed a custom shirt to announce this big news!} I was hopeful that Dana would want to order another blanket for this baby.

Sure enough..... I am SO excited to be working on Baby H.'s quilt!

Baby H's nursery will be blue & grey chevron, so Dana and I thought it would be fun to echo the chevron design in the patchwork style.  I pulled various fabric ideas and she gave me a general idea of which ones she liked - then I made the final call on the fabrics which makes this a fun little surprise for her, too!

Here are a few sneak peeks at the process / progress!

Ironing.... I seriously can't believe I've chosen a profession where I iron all.the.time.  I severely dislike ironing - but it's a necessary evil! :)

Lining up the fabrics and determining the order I want to use them in the quilt

Quilt pattern (on the left..... yes, I used Excel and crayons!) - this is a smaller version of a big quilt I made for my sister-in-law recently.  Stack of squares on the right is all paired up and ready to be sewn.

Making "half square triangles" - I sew diagonally twice on each square, then cut between the lines of sewing - which creates two squares from each pair that is half of the top fabric and half of the bottom fabric

Those half square triangles got sewn together according to my pattern and now have become a quilt top!  This picture is a "quilt sandwich" - the quilt top, a layer of cotton batting, and the quilt backing.  It's all ready for me to quilt, then bind, then ship it off to its new home!  More photos to come once I complete those processes!!!

I hope you enjoyed this sneak peek!!!

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Sunday, December 22, 2013

The night I sewed seven pairs of pants

A little while back I made my boys some pants.  Simple, silly pants - made from mustache fabric.  Colby {my 3-year-old} LOVED his mustache pants.  He wore them for a couple days {yes, I let my 3-year-old wear the same pants for multiple days in a row}.  He then declared he couldn't wear any of his other pants because "they're not REAL".

It took LOTS of convincing.... and maybe a few idle threats.... to get him to put on pants that were not REAL.  It made me giggle.... but also warmed my heart.  He walked around looking through my bolts of fabric - picking out more favorites for all the "real pants" he expected me to make - - - for our whole family.  Watermelons for Daddy, strawberries for Mommy, more mustaches for Brendan, and "Go Beavers" for himself.

The seven pairs of pants I mention in the title of this post?  There are not watermelons or strawberries..... however, I did make seven pairs of pants... for my kiddos, in time for Christmas.... and NOT on Christmas Eve! ;-)

Yup..... seven pairs..... some matching, and one more pair of mustache pants!

We have penguins.....
{our family LOVES penguins.... the boys will be getting these pants Christmas Eve!}
Fabric purchased from a member of Fabric Crafters U Bid It Destash

.... and dinos rocking out ....

... and another pair of awesome mustache pants 
{this is the fabric I used for Brendan's original mustache pants.... and Colby LOVES it and tried to convince me I had promised him a pair from that fabric, too....}

I also made matching pants from a cute light blue flannel with trains on it - but I guess I didn't take a picture of those!

So.... I hope my kiddos don't give me the "seriously mom, clothes for Christmas?!" look!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Welcome to this new adventure!


I am so excited to give you a little sneak peek behind the scenes here at Eggo in the Oven - and look forward to sharing my love of fabric, sewing, the creative process, being a mom / wife, and all the other things that take up my time! :)

I hope you find this to be a fun place to come to laugh, learn, and be INSPIRED.  Please feel free to comment with any questions / feedback you have - or use the contact form on the left side of the page.  While I have LOTS of ideas for upcoming posts, I also want this to be a place YOU love to come - - - so if there are topics / questions / you have in mind definitely send them my way!

I'll leave you with a little peek at some sewing I've done over the last few days.... more to come on this (last minute) project soon!

Until next time!