Friday, June 13, 2008

Bitty Baby Blessings projects

Here are my entries for the Papertrey Ink Guest Star Stamper contest this month. These projects were made for the best baby gift category. Nicole had recommended a book for making baby gifts on her blog last month called B is for Baby: 26 Projects from A to Z by Suzonne Stirling. I checked it out from my library to see if I liked it and I did so I bought a copy. I got both of these ideas from the book but put my own spin on them.

My first entry is a baby quilt. I love quilting almost as much as I do stamping so I thought it would be a great idea to put the two together. I was originally going to hand quilt the stamped images on to the quilt but it took me longer to finish the quilt than I thought it would so I decided to fabric piece the stamped images and attach them with Heat and Bond instead. I started the quilt weeks ago so I would have pleanty of time to finished it but I ended up having major problems with the binding so I ripped it all out Thursday and just sewed a border instead. Even though it was a lot of work to rip the binding out I think it was worth it in the end. I like how this looks a lot better and am much happier with it now.

My other entry is a personalized baby frame. I started with a plain wood frame and painted it white. After that I painted a plum color over the first layer of white and then another coat of white over that so the two mixed together to get the light purple color. When that was dry I punched squares of Bitty Blessings Pattern Paper and pieced them on the inside of the frame so there was a border of light purple inbetween them. I edged the opening where the picture goes with the green strips of the elephant patterned paper, then I covered it all with a coat of Modge Podge. I finished the frame by personalizing it with Emilia's name and birthdate using the PTI Simple Alphabet set and black Stazon. This is one of my favorite pictures of Emilia. She was just a few days old when it was taken. I don't know where 10 yrs have gone but am really glad I have this picture to remember how little she was.
I am really hoping that one of these projects will be a winner because there are so many new sets I want this month it would be great to win one.
That's it for now. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great day.


Linda said...

Beautiful quilt as well as the picture frame. It's great having that perfect picture to compliment the frame. You will do great.

Debbie Olson said...

Your quilt and baby frame are just lovely, Terri!

Niki Estes said...

Great projects, Terri! I love the quilt!

Julie Masse said...

Your quilt is just beautiful Terri! I LOVED it when I saw it in the gallery - great great job! The frame is beautiful too! :)