Saturday, April 26, 2008

New baby gifts

One of Lino's coworkers is a brand new dad. Naturally that required a trip to Joanns so I could make some baby things! :)

Lino picked out the fabrics, and I put it all together!

I was really pleased with how they turned out. I did a taggie blanket, 2 bibs, 2 burp cloths and a larger blanket. Flannel and fleece, nice and cuddly for a new baby! The embroidery on the burp cloths is one that came with my machine. The name on the bibs, blanket and taggie is a font called "Boys r Gross". It stitches out so nicely, I love being able to use it.

The burp cloths are a solid green flannel with a flannel print. I edged them with some binding tape. I used to make them plain, but I think they look nicer this way. (I also got lucky, I cut the fabric before I embroidered the just fit! whew)

The bibs have the flannel print on one side and the yellow side is fleece. I am getting better with zig zag stitches...I have tried using just a straight stitch, but I have trouble keeping it even, and making certain that I am not missing spots on the binding.

I needed a way to tie the green theme into the taggie and the blanket. So, I cut some of the pictures out of the print and stitched them (using zig zag) around the name. The taggie has topstitching to give it a finished look, and the blanket has an overcast stitch, so it has a raw edge feel, but it looks nice (I think).

Unfortunately, I took these pictures at night, so the lighting is not the best.


Melissa said...

That is so adorable! They'll love the gift!

I love the Boys R Gross font! I used it to do initial tees for the kids. I've ironed the applique on-I just need to stitch the edges now. But the font turned out so cute and fun!

Leia said...

I love the font, but the name is even better LOL! The blanket looks really neat with the squares on it - nice touch! Great colors together too!

Doreen said...

Those are cute! Love the taggie. :o)

Tiddly Inks said...

They are beautiful! Your work is truly amazing.