I finished these 4 tablerunners for my etsy shop. I don't know if I will make them again as I had a lot of trouble finding good places in my house to take pictures of them. Hope to get them posted in the shop by Monday morning.
Two tablerunners for my sister-in-law for Christmas. I need to do 2 more so all 4 seasons will be represented.
Close-up of the pumpkin. I free-motioned the lines in brown thread. A little nerve-racking as I didn't draw the lines on before, just went for it.
I've had this tablerunner cut out for awhile but finally put it together last week. I really like it and may keep it for myself and make her a different one. We'll see.
My daughter attended a birthday party this afternoon. Instead of bringing a gift for the birthday girl, each girl brought a gift to exchange, so everyone brought home a gift.
My mom bought this fabric when a local quilt store was going out of business. Perfect for a gift bag.
We bought a kit to make friendship bracelets for the exchange. I wrapped it in some quilt wrapping paper I had.
Is this my daughter? This is what she wanted to wear to the party. Winter tights with stripes and snowflakes, a red skirt with butterflies and a striped shirt. We made her change but took a picture first. It doesn't look that bad in the picture but in person, the outfit hurt the eyes.
Before I get to my challenge update, here's a picture of my son, all wrapped up in the quilt I made him, watching a video (I was at the sewing machine and turned to find him like this). He's just so cuddly it was hard not to go over and hug him. I'm glad he appreciates the quilt.
First challenge to myself was to piece the top of a holiday lap quilt for myself. Here are all the fabrics ironed and cut.
My second challenge was to piece a baby boy blanket using some of the charm squares I cut at the beginning of the month. I have met this challenge by piecing TWO boy quilt tops. They have been set aside for now and will hopefully be quilted and in the shop by the end of the month.
A little bonus, was the wallhanging I cut. An easy, original design using some flannel fat quarters I picked up a few years ago. It's already pieced and is roughly 20 inches square. I may be adding a second border, so I haven't taken a picture of the quilt top yet.
Have you joined? Come back on Monday to see if I get the holiday quilt top done.
It was a lot of fun last time, committing to a project and giving myself 1 week to finish it.
Here is my challenge for this week. I liked this quilt as soon as I saw it in the previous Fons & Porter magazine as coming in the next issue. Well, the issue arrived last week within 10 hours, I had all the fabrics for this quilt picked from my stash. However, I had a few other things I knew I should finish (see previous post about my Friday Night Sew-In results) and laid it aside. With those projects now complete (finished putting binding on this morning) I am ready to tackle this quilt. I challenge myself to get the top completed by the end of the week, ready to be quilted next week.
And to keep my mind thinking about my etsy shop, I am also challenging myself to complete a baby boy quilt top from the charm squares I cut earlier this month.
The leg. I am wearing these socks right now and they are super warm and cozy. They weren't made from sock yarn but from really soft yarn. They knit up really quick. I might have to make some more. I think they would feel really great in winter boots or skates. I have already cast on a third pair. My husband says I have found my calling.
Remember this piece of fabric?
I finished the table runner, using only that one piece of fabric. I added the black for sashing and borders.
I used black thread around the applique to give it a more stain glass look. I added a hanging sleeve since it was originally designed to be a wall hanging. (the pin you can see in the corner was keeping the sleeve out of the way while I attached the binding). The pattern is from a Fons & Porters magazine and it's a gift so no full pictures. But I love it and want to keep it for myself.
I zig zagged around the circle appliques, then stitched in the ditch around all the blocks. He has already used it several times. I've used it too, after he's gone to bed. It's just the right size and warmth.
No batting, just some fleece remnants on the back.
A couple Thursdays ago, after storytime at the local library with my son, I happened upon this book on the New Books shelf. I had seen a little of this book on someone's blog months ago and had forgotten about it. I grabbed it and checked it out and brought it home with me. It is one of the most adorable books. I wish I was talented enough to do all the projects in this book but I don't really have the patience for some of them. However, I took some pictures of some of my favourite projects (I only photocopied the few I thought I would definitely do).
Don't you just love these guys? I could never make them but I still love them.
Why didn't I think of this one? Copied it.
My daughter loves this guy. It's the little guy from the front cover and his nest. The nest is knit from fabric strips. Think I will have to try this.
Love this one too!
I am going to make this guy very soon. Might make one for my niece, Athena too.
He's too cute.
There's more projects but I figure 11 was enough to share. Go check to see if the book is at your library. Even if you don't make the projects, they are nice to look at. Or go buy a copy.