Saturday, December 3, 2011

Daniel's quilt

Well, I finished Daniel's birthday quilt for his second birthday.  It turned out better than I thought it would!  He doesn't care about it, but that's okay, he's allowed to be a bit of a stinker. :]

 The marching turtles all are made of minky or fleece for some added texture.
 Usually I handsew the binding on the back but this time I didn't feel like it, so I machine-sewed.  Unfortunately, I did it fairly poorly!  I will probably take a seam ripper to it and redo it all.  Boo!  Should have done it right the first time!
 The quilting is all stitch-in-the-ditch or 1/8" from each seam. Fairly simple and easy.  This was the first quilt that I used spray adhesive instead of safety pins.  I will never go back!  Spray adhesive is totally the way to go.

And the birthday party.  He loved his pizza and fruit, two of his favorite foods.

 He had a basketball-themed cake since he loves balls so much, basketballs in particular.  We had to remove it from the table during dinner though because he wanted to hold it.

 He got some clothes, a wooden duck, a play nativity set, and a set of four balls that will keep him happy for months!
He also got a really fun remote control car that kept all the kids entertained.  It only has one button, so it was easy for them to use.

Another great birthday!

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