Thursday, May 8, 2014

Baby Bibs and Christmas hexagons....

A new baby is a good reason to get on and do those 'one day' projects I have bought fabric for....

... however..... I didn't have everything I needed ....

I wanted some ordinary binding (like the stuff you buy on a card) so I used up a fat quarter from my 'stash' as it had the colours I wanted....



of course the design was going to be lost but that wouldn't matter in this case since it was colour I was after....

As I wanted my binding to be on the bias I looked up a tutorial and found this one nice and easy to follow over HERE and cut into one inch strips to make up my half inch bias binding... out of one fat quarter I ended up with 10 metres of bias binding....


... sewed it all round one side....


... turned over and sewed down the other side....


.... perfect... this is all I had left....


... time to get out the hammer and add those lovely easy to do studs....


... and we have 8 pretty little bibs....


... these bibs were all on a panel... and I used white towelling on the back... I always found towelling a good dribble absorber...


... on the handstitching front I have a couple more Christmas hexagons stitched... soon I will need to back them...


... the bits of silver show much better in real life...


Righto, Gotto Go.... this new baby will need a quilt I think....

28 comments:

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Those bibs are so cute.....and so are those stitcheries...

Bev C said...

Hello Fiona,

The bibs are just wonderful. Where did you buy the towelling from?

Happy days.
Bev.

marina said...

wow love those bibs! what a lucky baby.
can't wait to see the design for the new baby quilt.

creations.1 said...

Love the bibs - perfect for catching and absorbing and wiping. hexagins are cute!!

Wendy said...

those bibs are adorable, wonderful fabric! 10m of bias binding! that's a lot! Yes, the baby does need a quilt, come on, step to it!

Noela said...

Gorgeous bibs, Fiona. This baby will be a very lucky to have just a clever Granny. Hugs.....

Jennifer said...

Cute little bibs - they will be very useful! Yes, if the baby lives in England it will definitely need a quilt.

Helen said...

Very cute bibs, lucky baby !!

Cheryl said...

Lots of lovely bibs Fiona. you have been busy and love your Chrissy hexies

Karen said...

Fantastic bibs and I do agree with the idea of the towelling. It works so well. Smart move making the bias for them and I am impressed with how little was left over.
Gorgeous Christmas stitcheries. I like the silver thread in them.

Hilachas said...

Cute bibs. Sorry you lost your chickens while making that colorful bias binding which is a great idea. Love your embroidery too.

Anonymous said...

Wow Fiona how good are those bibs,well done and I love your little stitchery as well.xx

WoolenSails said...

I really like how the bibs came out, really nice piping and finish.

Debbie

Wonky Girl said...

Just catching up on many of your blog posts. You have been very busy creating some wonderful, fun items. I read your mention of cold weather, our heat is starting up here in Arizona. I'll soon be jealous of your cooler temps.

Chantal said...

You were so right. That fat quarter was perfect for the binding. Lovely bibs. Lovely stitches too.

Anonymous said...

So cute....all!!! Love the quick projects.....they give the immediate satisfaction we like. That binding certainly fits the bill!!!!!!!

Jeanette said...

I recognise that bib panel. I used that one for my gs. :) Love the binding, works well with the cute bibs. Love the embroidery. Hugs,xx

Chris H said...

Those bibs are adorable. I must try doing binding like that, it would certainly save on my fabric stash.

Michelle Ridgway said...

The binding you made is perfect. The bibs are sooo cute. You are really steaming ahead with the hexies xx

Joy McD said...

Those bibs are gorgeous! So exciting to have a new bubs on the way to sew for... where did you get the patterns for the Christmas hexies? They are very cute! xx

Tarnyia said...

Love those bibs and the binding... is the pattern on the net for the bibs? xxx

Melody said...

love those bibs and very cute stitcheries too.

Janet said...

I love the stitcheries! And you are a bib making machine...

Jane Galley said...

Oh, those bibs are so sweet, perfect binding too

Mistea said...

That fabric made perfect binding for your bib production! Cute bibs. Lucky bub.
Sweet little Christmas stitches.

Charlie and Wendy said...

Gorgeous bibs, what a great gift idea and the binding looks perfect on them. Love the cute stitcheries too. Hugs Wendy

Susan said...

Those bibs are so cute - lucky you had just enough!

How did you find the wax stuff for your metallic thread??

Rob O'Neill said...

The binding was just so perfect! I love it. What a very lucky baby. The bibs are totally lovely and the stitcheries are really cool. It makes me think that I must make some baby bibs like this.

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