Thursday, December 17, 2009
I found a pattern for these adorable booties and had to try my hand at felting, never having done it before. I crocheted them with wool yarn and then just put them into a little cloth bag and threw them into the washing machine with hot water and a little soap (and a pair of jeans to help with the agitation) and voila! Aren't they adorable? I hope they fit!
Sunday, November 22, 2009
I started this quilt at Bear Cabin thinking I would just make a one block quilt. But after finishing the first block, I loved it so much that I made 3 more blocks.
I toyed with the idea of making them into one big quilt and then make one more for my mini quilt partner. But, when I got home, I realized that I needed to make a couple other small quilts for other friends and ended up making 4 small quilts and quilted each one different. I love ALL of them!
Saturday, November 14, 2009
It's a wonderful place for sewing. The light is wonderful and the atmosphere is friendly and warm. The weather was beautiful.. just a little chilly but sunny and perfect. We took Maggie for a couple of walks out in the forest to stretch after sitting for too long and Carol fed us 3 wonderful meals a day (Carol is a great cook!). Who could ask for more?!?Maggie, Bear Cabin mascot
I will put pictures up soon of my projects at Bear Cabin this year!
Monday, November 2, 2009
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Ok... I like that. So, I cut out the pieces and started sewing them together. This is what I came up with.
Ugh... nasty. The mellons are too small to put orange there and I didn't want to have to remake all the mellons in a different color.... So, I thought... what if I make the whole background orange. So, I cut again.. and came up with this.Ok.. maybe a little better so I sewed it together... after I took out the lighter orange blocks and mixed them all up a little better and took off the last row so it's only 5 rings high. Now what to do with the border? I knew I didn't want to do binding around curves so I machine appliqued the whole quilt onto a border. My EQ design looked like this. Not terrible... So, I sewed it together. It's on the quilting machine now and almost done. I'll post a picture of it soon! (I wish I'd done a torquoise border instead of black.. it looks a little Halloweenish)
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
I received a quilt from a lady in Bangkok, Thailand. Here is the cute quilt I got from her:
The next exchange was called Good Ol' Summertime. I sent this quilt to a lady in Canada named Michelle.
Now I've joined another exchange called Fall Inspired Quilt Swap. I already have a design in mind but it doesn't have to be done until the middle of January, so I have time to perfect it... :-) How fun!
Gorgeous! You can see her blog here. Once a month, this generous lady offers a giveaway of one of her quilts! You can sign up for her giveaway here. You can go ahead and sign up, but I hope I'M the winner!