Gab with Gaby

An engineer's creative corner studio.


Xyron and Quick Quotes Blog Hop

Crafts, Diy, How to, Paper crafting, Quick Quotes, Watercolor, XyronGabriela SimsComment

Hi everyone, Gabriela here today with a fun project that you can customize for yourself or as a gift. I'm using the Anchors Aweigh Collection along with some of my favorite Xyron products to make a mobile that you can gift for a baby shower or use as an inspiration for yourself. I'm using some supplies I found in my craft room, so this is a simple project you can do in an afternoon/evening.

Check out the video below. I had a fun time making this project and I will be hanging my dream mobile in my craft room to keep me inspired. 

You can find the products from the video below, happy crafting!

Quick Quotes Products Used:
Anchors Aweigh - 102, 103, 104, 105, and 108
Powder Puff Chalking Inks - Mahogany, Aqua, and Desert Sun
Twine - Included in Club Q for October

Xyron Products Used:
Creative Station Lite
Sticker Maker

Make a Mini Book

Gabriela SimsComment

Hi everyone, Gabriela here with a project made from this month's Club Q.  I immediately fell in love with the small bound book and since I am preparing a set of baby items for one of my friends, I thought I would create a small book to go with the quilt and burp cloths.  I mention in the video that I am making a book for colors, but you can use this as a brag book or a miniature art journal as well.

I left a space on the front for a name for baby, I'll be putting "Colors" in that space; check out the video below.

I hope you enjoyed the video and you make something amazing with your Club Q.

Quick Quotes Products Used:

Club Q
Powder Puff Chalking Ink - Lemon Sorbet

Making Robot Baby Quilts is a Great Way to Spend a Weekend

Blankets, Crafts, Diy, How to, QuiltingGabriela SimsComment

Hi everyone! Gabriela here with my latest project, an easy baby quilt that you can complete on a Saturday morning/afternoon. I bought this fantastic robot fabric from Hobby Lobby and the binding as well.  I decided to use minky for the backing in a baby blue color as this quilt is for a friend having a baby boy.  First I cut a panel of the robot fabric to 36" x 36", I used some Warm & Natural batting cut slightly larger.

Fabric sandwich.

Fabric sandwich.

I tried to keep the edges as straight as possible and then I spray basted the layers.  I wanted to do some simple, clean quilting, so I used some masking tape as a guide and taped it corner to corner and then quilted along each side.

To keep the quilting even, I used my walking foot to measure the spacing.

Once the quilting was finished, I trimmed up and squared the layers.

Time to square up.

Time to square up.

I prepared my binding and attached it to the top.

So I just discovered the joy of Wonder Clips from Clover!  These cut my binding time by at least 1/3, they are handy little clips with an excellent grip.  No more using a bunch of pins and poking myself or watching my pins slip and shift.  I cannot believe I just found out about these!


Now stitch in the ditch for finishing the binding.

That's it, now you're done!



Baby Quilt with Minky

I decided to make this quilt out of one big panel because I really loved this fabric.  You could do this with any fabric that you like and you could even add an appliqué.   I hope you make a ton of quilts like this and please let me know if you have any questions.

As a bonus, I also made this little mug rug for my hubby.

Happy crafting! I'll be posting some new lettering soon too. 

QuickQuotes PowderPuff Chalking Inks Techniques

Color, Quick Quotes, Supplies, Layout, Scrapbooking, Coloring, Crafts, Tutorial, Paper crafting, Cricut, Graphic, How to, DiyGabriela SimsComment

Hi everyone, Gabriela here with a video tutorial about ways to use your PowderPuff Chalking Inks. I typically use inks for distressing edges, but there are many other ways to use them. I will be showing how to make a patterned background using a few paper stencils and some ink blenders.

QuickQuotes Products:
Anchors Aweigh 102
PowderPuff Chalking Ink Berry Jam
PowderPuff Chalking Ink Barn Board
PowderPuff Chalking Ink Pixie Pink
PowderPuff Chalking Ink Desert Sun
PowderPuff Chalking Ink Aqua

Other products used:

Canon Selphy

Cricut Explore

Colorbox Blending Pads

Stampin' Up Scallop Punch