That's right! I've managed to start and complete a project! Remember the crochet from the last post? Well, it's done and has been done for a while. I've just been so busy with work, baby and moving house. The main reason I've made progress on any of my projects is my commute to work. Which… Continue reading A finish and progress on two other projects
And, oh, so many things have happened! But mostly, this little guy has been taking all my project time and then some! But that's not all! I've been trying to tidy up my project closet, and found some treasures. My very first quilt was the quilt I started in my first quilting class twenty-something years… Continue reading It’s been a while
And it's done! I sewed the sides with French seams and bound the opening, quilt-style.
I like to use a little pillow for lumbar support in the car. I don't need it, but boy does my back feel better when i use it! But my current pillow is getting old, so I thought I would take the opportunity to replace it. I couldn't find a pillow form of the same… Continue reading Spool Block travel pillow
I had thought to discard the 7th row and column making the quilt 6x6 blocks instead. When I thought this, I assumed that this would make the quilt much smaller, so proposed to add a 3" pieced border to compensate, but after throwing up the blocks on the design wall, I decided that the quilt… Continue reading Winding Ways progress report
Jillian of Dakota Essence started another Mug Rug Swap way back in January this year, but something must have happened as there haven't been any updates from her since February. I hope she is okay! I signed up for this immediately, even though I already had several projects on the boil, because these are fun… Continue reading Inklingo Mug Rug Swap 2014
That's right, I've started another project! This one will hopefully not take too long, seeing as how I've barely pieced 12 of the 49 blocks of the baby quilt I'm making. This is the start of a pillow case for my back when I'm driving. The old pillow is at least five years old and… Continue reading Starting yet another project
Work has been keeping me busy and exhausted! But that didn't stop me from translating this image from a Quiltmaker email into an Inklingo-able quilt! The block measures 16" because the orange peel collection contains a 4" unit, making the center block 8". The 4" HST is available in the 12" Storm At Sea collection… Continue reading I’m still here!
All the pieces cut out using a small rotary cutter and rotatable cutting mat. Took a lot less time than scissors!
It took about 2 days to complete, but it's done and waiting to be cut and sewn! So much printing! All up, 108 pieces of fabric ironed with freezer paper and printed on. Total number of shapes: 300. Monkey's cheat sheet was invaluable!
I decided to make this cute little bunny toy as a quick baby present for my friend because it's looking likely that the baby quilt I'm planning won't be finished before she is born. So I downloaded the pattern from the Alabama Chanin site and printed it up, cut out the pieces. But they didn't make… Continue reading The importance of scale