I wanted to make these reversible totes and zipper pouches for my mom, sister, and grandmother for Mother's Day, but only finished my mom's in time. I just gave my sister hers last weekend at her baby shower. Still have to make my grandma's! And maybe one for myself, too. Did I mention how much I love Craftsy? This was a free class taught by Kristen Link. I'm sure I'll make these over and over again!
I finished a quilt for nephew #3 in time for the baby shower. I used Riley Blake's Superstar collection and a free Elizabeth Hartman charm squares pattern. I also got the idea to applique the baby's name on the back from Pinterest. This was my first time doing raw edge applique (or any applique, for that matter!) and let me tell you - it was a hassle. But after destroying some fabric letters, almost destroying my backing fabric, and finally reading online tutorials, I went to buy some lightweight interfacing, read and followed the instructions, figured out the zigzag stitch on my machine, and all was well! I quilted horizontal lines across the whole thing. And of course used a diagonal stripe for binding - my favorite choice! My sister went nuts over this quilt. Which is of course what I aim for :)