Monthly Archives: August 2012

Up Up and Away!

One of my dear friends from college, Chad, and his beautiful wife, Jil, just welcomed a handsome baby boy into their family. In honor of his arrival I just had to make…(what else?)….a quilt! Chad is a very accomplished sequential artist (check out his crazy drawing skills on his blog here) so I wanted to do something with a fun, comic-esque feel to it. After toying with some different ideas (super hero cape quilt?) I found this incredibly fun outer space patterned fabric and fell in love. Isn’t it just the best for a little boy?! Space ships, rockets, robots and planets. What could be more perfect?

These staggered strips make me think of take off. Into the great unknown!

And here’s the back. I tried something new with the curly cue quilting pattern on the large block and absolutely love how it turned out. Gives it a masculine vibe.

(What a great helper the Hubs is. Check out that righteous Chaco tan!)

I think it turned out pretty great. Hopefully it will bring joy to baby boy for years to come!

B tested it out and gave it his official seal of approval.

Materials Used:

Space Cream by Monoluna for Birch Fabrics (space ship print)

Aurifil thread

And I really can’t remember what the solids are. I gotta get better at writing this stuff down.

B Hearts Cake

In May B turned 1! It’s hard to believe that he is such a big boy already. Josh and I threw him a little party for family and some close friends. More than anything I just wanted an excuse to decorate and feed people. We aren’t very extravagant people so we wanted something simple, but fun. I think it turned out great and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves.

Food table! Please disregard the super wrinkled table cloth.

Milk bar! We got milk-faced for sure.

I made B his own cake.

The easiest and super yummiest homemade cake ever. Recipe to follow on another post. I also made the two cake stands, with help from this blog, out of Salvation Army finds.

We covered a couple of old window frames in some of our favorite pics of the little dude. Top left is the best.

Josh found these canvas letters which were perfect for the entryway table. Guests signed B’s baby book in the 1st Birthday section. And what birthday party would be complete without a giant bowl of gummie bears with to-go cups?

Prepare yourself for the following onslaught of preciousness.

Massage the cake…love the cake.

He was a little timid at first.

He got the hang of it.

He’s a sharer.

Happy Birthday Bear!