Thursday, August 25, 2011

Work Night Sewing

I had a request to make some burp cloths, so I've been working on that the last couple of nights after work.

Here's my work in progress.

I love to pick up unusual fabric from the remnant bin at fabric stores and fabric departments. I just check the size to make sure its big enough to use. Actually, no matter how small it is I can usually use it in a quilt. This Boyd's Bears flannel was a recent find. It was about 22 inches wide, just big enough to make two burp cloths. I washed, dried and ironed the fabric before beginning. Then after placing the fabric right sides together, I cut 2 sets of rectangles about 11 by 22. I traced around a cup on the corners to make them round. Then I sewed around the edge leaving an opening for turning. After turning and pressing, I sewed a decorative stitch around the edge.

I think these will be so soft for a baby to lay his or her head on Mom's or Dad's shoulder.

Here are a couple of the burp cloths that will be quilted. So far I've finished the tops, but will make the quilt sandwich, quilt and bind them over the next few days.

The burp cloth sets will include three quilted ones in pinks and two of the flannel Bears ones.

On the to do list! Some how over time the Grandma Quilt that I have been hand quilting has become a work space for all the scraps I have been pulling to make burp cloths, mug rugs and various other sewing projects. Its right beside the ironing board, so I just reach over and find the color of fabrics I need, iron it and then cut it. Its turned into quite a mess, so I plan to straighten this out and actually start the hand quilting again, after several months of not touching it.

In fact the condition of the entire sewing room has deteriorated to the point I need to straighten it out so I can enjoy sewing more.


Granny said...

The burp cloths are so nice for parents to carry in the diaper bag. I love the colors you chose for the striped cloths.

Making It Vintage said...

Hi Debbie,

I call this creative mess, although I must admit it sometimes makes it hard to find things.

The burp cloths are lovely, the flannelette will be so soft and snuggly.

lily x

Auntie M said...

Neat burp cloths. I have not told you, but I recently made two nursing shawls (with boning in an area of the top so that Mommy can watch Baby, but still have privacy). Now, I will trim new
diapers with remnants of the same fabric for burp cloths.

Mommy was thrilled with the shawls, so I must believe that she will also treasure the coordinating burp cloths.

Pen Pen said...

Making things for baby is fun, isn't it? You've used a LOT of pink lately... lots of little girls, huh? I really like the quilted burp cloths; a really cute idea that I might steal. One of my favorite burp cloths was made by my MIL for my kids... it was red gingham, trimmed with red binding, and hand quilted with horizontal lines. I loved it!! The rest of my burp cloths were cloth diapers. :o)

Susannah said...

Debbie...everything you do is so nice. These burp cloths are great. I am looking forward to seeing the quilt that you are quilting. You get so much done!

Susan said...

I have two friends expecting babies within the next few weeks, and I'm thinking of making burp cloths and bibs for them. Have you ever done the burp cloths that are diapers with fabric sewn down the middle panel? I love your flannel and quilted ones!

GardenofDaisies said...

These are really cute!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Debbie,
I am making burb pads too for Brandy. She loves them.
Have a wonderful week.
Mrs. E

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