Saturday, June 23, 2012

Scrappy, Sunny, and Frankie

The winter of '10 was a doozy.  We had over a foot of snow which is really uncommon in eastern Kansas.  for some reason, I got on a macrame kick.  I decided to make some owls.  One of them (scrappy) lives in my knitting bag and travels with me as a mascot when my friends and I have our Stitch-n-Bitch nights.  The other two are still on my living room wall.  Only one is really "show" worthy :).  I imagine both will find a home in a closet when we move....

Sonny (son of scrappy).  Scrappy is camera shy

Maisey is not looking forward to another project

Frankie.  I actually like this one.


Joe's Quilt. Part 2

After I walked away (for the time being) from the green stripped headache quilt, I knew I needed more masculine fabrics and pattern for Joe's quilt.  By now it was mid January and I was hoping to get the quilt done by Valentines Day.   I decided to just wing it.  Which I should have done to begin with...I've never been great at following directions. 

I used a few striped fabrics of blue, grey, and maroon shades with some solid navy and grey.

The back is a navy corduroy.  Maisey thinks it is super cozy! 

The finished quilt!  He loves it  :)

Joe's quilt. Part 1

This is the fabric laid out on our spare bed

Fabric laid out on the floor
For Christmas, I planned on making a quilt for Joe.  To my surprise, he was really excited about getting a handmade quilt.  So the pressure was on!!  My good friend Beth, had shown me a fabulous book "Simple Shapes, Spectacular Quilts" by Keffe Fassett and I found an awesome striped quilt I decided to make for him.  My mom ended up buying me a copy of the book.  Thanks mom!

Halfway though working on this quilt it began to give me a major headache...literally.  And I had showed Joe a finished piece and I could tell that he did not love it.  Which was okay because I wasn't really loving it either.  So I put it in my unfinished projects drawer and hope to finish it this winter.  I think I'll use a brown plaid flannel for the backing.  

This brings me to Joe's quilt. Part 2

My first quilt!

For my first ever quilt I used batiks.  Which I  LOVE, LOVE, LOVE.  It is quite small and would actually make a great crib quilt.  Hmmmm... I used a pattern for the two middle squares and then just added borders until it was the size I wanted.   The back is the yellow floral batik.  I cheated and did a "yarn tie" finish on this one!

Maisey was exhausted by the entire process :)