Elliot & Emerson's Sarah Jane Wee Wander Quilts
With the all-consuming Instagram photo stream and it's easy access, I rarely post on the blog anymore! However, the completion of these Sarah Jane Wee Wander quilts TOTALLY deserves a whole post (complete with too many pictures). I'm sure that any followers of mine are super-sick of these quilts by now, but I'm so happy that they were finished in time for my girl's birthday.
When I finally got over my morning sickness, I decided that I needed to make quilts for the girls I was carrying. I used a couple of blocks I liked and used the Sarah Jane line of fabric "Wee Wander." It all looked great, but by the time I got all of the blocks pieced, I was dealing with preterm labor and a giant (to me) belly, so it was hard to work on my sewing projects. I always sit on the floor to cut everything, and I could barely bend over... or stand back up! I had the babies 8 weeks early and then life was a blur for a while. This year, my only goal was to not have so many work-in-progress things going on always! A month or so before their 1st birthday, I decided that I needed to finally drag these out again and finish them before the girls big day.
Not that they care or anything, but I've realized that as a parent, I like to make things MUCH harder than they need to be!
After much lamentation that I had been too fat to trim my squares nicely before I sewed them, I got to work! I was reveling in how easy it was to work, move, breathe, and live while there aren't two kids fighting for room in your uterus. So, these didn't take much time to finish up, and I just backed them with some chevron fabric (I'm so over chevron, but I'm trying to use my stash) that I already had on hand. I used light gray crosshatch and and hand-bound them in between feedings, house hunting, and cleaning before my mom came to visit. Piece of cake!
I'm debating on doing a birthday post... did I even ever do a birth post? I don't know if anyone even cares! So, These little gold crowns were the cake toppers for the smash cakes on their birthdays. I just made them from a tutorial on pinterest, pretty easy and fun (if you like spray paint and glitter, which I do).
Fun fact: While I uploaded these photos, the sweet little twins emptied a bottle of olive oil onto my kitchen floor.
This line of fabric is so great! I love how you can fussy cut the characters to make it look different, or use it as whole cloth for a completely different look! Hopefully Sarah Jane will put something new out soon, I always love using her lines!
Ignore how my quilting isn't perfectly lined up with some of the blocks. Or, if you want a quilting lesson, look closely, and remember to always trim your blocks down to size!
Thanks for bearing with me through all of the photos! I love sharing what I'm doing for those who like to see, especially since this Sarah Jane Wee Wander fabric is pretty popular! Maybe I'll have something else soon! ~Rachel