Tuesday, March 1, 2011

sweet menagerie

My sister sent me some fabric from her shop, Quilter's Eden about 3 weeks ago. It's called Menagerie and it is from one of our favorite fabric designers in Australia, Melanie Hurlston of Melly & Me. Our other favorite Australian designer is her sister Rosalie Quinlan. (of course they are sisters!)

Mary asked me to sew up a few baby bibs. So this is what I sent her. I had fun sewing these up. The elephant bib reverses so there is an elephant applique on the back of the flannel polka dots. And the monkey bib reverses also to a flannel polka dot, but it is sewn using my favorite aqua color of thread for a nice little added detail.

Now the bibs used only half of the fat quarter I was sent. So I had to make up some sweet little booties too! I love this little shoe pattern. It features the elephants on one side and the monkeys on the other.

I still had fabric left! Can you believe it. That is one of the best things about creating tiny things for tiny babies. They take tiny bits of fabric. So I did a little fun applique on a long sleeve onesie. It gets cold in Minnesota don't you know!

I am also being sent more of this Menagerie collection, featuring owls and bees. Love new fabrics!

I see more bibs and booties in my future.


PinkGranny said...

So cute!

My Vintage Mending said...

Too cute. Is Rosalie Quinlan not the best designer and pattern gal out there. I think its in the water over there. Every time I find a cute design or pattern I find out its from Australia or New Zealand. Lovely...Thanks for sharing...Renee

Quilter's Eden said...

KT, I think your font exploded. Either that or you're really, really happy about how cute the fabric is. I know I am. It's adorable!

donna said...

Katie Jean I just love your bibs and booties they are the cutest things. I used the English paper piecing method on my grandmother's flower garden blocks. Makes it easy to keep everything uniform. Thank you so much for visiting and joining my blog. It is so nice to meet you. I will visit you often.

Lefkothea said...

they are lovely!!!!!!!!!!!!