Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Pearls for Pearl

Abby (my sister) + Jamie blessed their little girl, Pearl, in church yesterday. I am sad we couldn't be there. But today these two items should arrive at their doorstep and maybe make up for our absence.
The first is Heather Bailey's Freshcut fabric line. Love her. Backed with softy-soft square minkee.
The second is an experimental 30x30" "softie" using Amy Butler fabric with crazy furry backing. Each of my older children begged me to make them one - it's sooo soft. But I haven't mastered the process yet. Does anyone have any cutting/sewing tips for such non-quilted items? Nancy?
I hope you enjoy your soft life Pearl!



10 comments:

Abby said...

These are amazing!!!! Thank you thank you thank you! (Pearl is curled up in the softie right now.)

Emily said...

They're beautiful!

Anonymous said...

we have a sarah quilt too. we do.

amyegodfrey said...

Lucky Pearl to have an aunt as talented as you!

Mrs. Bryant said...

Sarah,

I know you already made me a quilt for our wedding (which we love dearly) but when I have children, will you please make them a softy one? Where do you find such perfect, beautiful fabric? I must know.

Liz

Sarah said...

Liz, of course. It's already in the cards.
I buy fabric online from so many sites. Usually purlsoho.com or reprodepot.com have awesome stuff, but they don't often carry the WHOLE line of amy butler, joel dewberry, etc. www.equilter.com is a good place or www.homesteadhearth.com. Cheaper too.

Nancy said...

Oh Sarah, so, so cute, I love love it all. As for the non quilted things, the smaller, the better. I tend to stick with flannel on one side, and then my favorite thing is flannel backed satin (they have it at Jo Ann's, cute and cheap and soft). That way the two flannels kind of stick to each other.

Sarah said...

Nancy, I am with you there! Do you ever pin or glue the fabrics together, then sew? I think glue could be messy when you right-side the fabrics. And cutting acuracy is not great when the blanket gets too big! Arrrgggghhh!

Nancy said...

honestly, I just buy the satin a little bigger, or cut the other fabric smaller, and then fold over the edges (make them look nice and give it a good edge) and then I sew around the inside of the edge. Does that make sense? I could email you a photo.

Sarah said...

anonymous, who art thou?