hey friends! hardy ever on the needle work section of this community, so when i have a post for it, it's quite a feat! i decided that along with making a friend of mine this quilt for her baby, i would also make her a cross stitch to match her nursery theme of classic pooh. i hardly ever finish a cross stitch, so deciding to do this was quite a task in itself. oddly enough, i finished it WAY before the quilt was finished. here are a few photos!
i wish i could come up with a much cooler name for this quilt, but i can't. my siblings have gone to music camp for years, and this was year two of the camp deciding to have a quilt raffle to help raise money. after trying to draw up inspiration, and then seeing waggonswest's alphabet blues quilt, i just loved the triangle idea. i found a "quilt along" put on by the sassy quilter, and followed her directions as to how to achieve this quilt in a lap-ish size. i followed the same quilting lines as waggonswest, and whelp. here is the end result! (complete with cat fur that just would NOT go away)
hello again craftster! time for another influx of completed quilts this one was a gift for a dear friend of mine who just had her first baby boy. i made her this quilt for her wedding back in 2011, and after much deliberation decided to do the same pattern but in smaller scale for her little man but in a boyish winnie the pooh theme to go with her nursery. i couldn't be more pleased with how the colors flowed together, as well as not being too in your face about having disney characters all over it.
i've done a handful of chevron quilts now, and when this momma told me that she liked "modern" designs versus your typical puppies & such, i hit up pinterest and found this gem. i fell in love with the subtle chevron-ness of it, and the basic nursery prints (which were not my first color scheme, but it was my final one because nothing else worked) just came together perfectly. the fabric on the back could not have been anything better, and i am just so thrilled with how this came together. i would love to do this pattern again sometime, but i cannot vision it done in any other colors now. perhaps it has become my one hit wonder for this pattern
i inherit books & patterns every so often from my grandmother, and one of the last times i was there she handed me some freebie patterns she got from magazines that she thought i would get some use of since i have friends that are having babies. when i got an invite to a baby shower, i turned to those and found this gem of a pattern. simple, but fun, i am quite pleased with how this one came together quickly and awesomely. this was the last of three baby quilts i started, but the first of three that i finished. they've really helped me get my quilting skills perfected. not brave enough to do anything fancy just yet, but getting closer to that step!
more photos on my blog at toothpaste & orange cat: click here
between school & work, it's been awhile. but i'm back and posting! a dear friend of mine got married in march, and i began planning this quilt for her & her now dh back in october when my cousin was visiting from colorado. one out of town joann's trip later, quite possibly my largest fabric purchase (for one project at a time) yet! i used a sheet for the back. chopped and pieced to make long enough to fit the backing. very pleased with how this one turned out
i despised those flowers, but my cousin twisted my arm in to using that print... and it turned out much better than expected.
oodles of photos over on my blog post for this quilt right here
last december i completed my first quilt along, and it was so much fun! i stumbled across it on my pinterest just days before it was beginning and so i had to decide now or never... the catvent was put on by Elizabeth Hartman (http://www.ohfransson.com/) and each day in december (1-25) a cat head was created. this was the perfect opportunity to keep crafting during finals time as well as get a good dose of practice quilting in. plus it knocked out a little chunk of all the batik fabrics i inherited from my grandma's leftovers, plus this giant piece of gray i ended up not using for it's original purpose. i'm very pleased with the result, and will sooner or later do a bigger one with 100 cats pre-quilting:
one of the sweetest girls i know got married recently, and since her registries were for crazy expensive places, i decided i would make her something her now husband flies airplanes, and i always loved this ruffle apron i did back in 2011/2012 for a friend of mine at the time. she loves to travel as well, so the post cards & stamps tied in perfectly.
i wish i could say i had the skills to make that hanger though... <3 etsy for that
as to not overwhelm, there are many many more photos over on my blog, as well as the tutorial to the apron in all it's metric glory blog post!
i was asked to make some quilts for a music camp raffle, and so after digging through the combined fabric stashes of mine & my mom's, we came up with these two different quilt. the gold one i am thrilled with the outcome, the pinwheels and everything turned out just as imagined. the black and white one i did in the past (also for a music program donation raffle) and while i like how it turned out, it just doesn't seem as "taa daa" to me. my grandma did all the quilting for me (thank goodness!)
alas, these were the only photos i got. i had a text from my dad asking if the quilt was done, i replied "yes, but i need to take pictures of it" thinking he would wait until i did that... but i got home, and the quilt was gone... *sigh* at least he took one for me. haha one detail photo and quilt pattern links here
this was another quilt created from my stash busting rampage, and i love how it turned out! the fabric was originally from a quilt i made for my childhood bff's sister when she had a baby, and i had plenty to spare. i found this pattern in one of my many quilt books, and thought i would give it a shot. well, i would say it was a pretty good shot
the tiny squares were a little wonky, but they're much better than they have been in past attempts, that's for sure!