My cousin just recently had another boy (i hoped to make a quilt for a girl this time ) and I wanted to get a bit away from the traditional pale blue. I started by scoring the adorable flannel monkey background fabric and I was definitely in love with it! I was secretly hoping to have some of it left over for myself...
The whole thing... it's a bit big for a baby quilt... he'll grow into it
The animal batik was rather awesome, so each big block was fussy cut so an animal was in the middle, and later I hand quilted around each of the animals with a variegated thread that's a bit hard to see in the picture. The rest of the quilting is just stitch in the ditch except for some squiggly lines
My sister had gotten me all the fabric for this quilt for Christmas, it's a little brighter then I would normally go but I still love the results. The pattern was really nifty, there are only 3 different blocks in the whole quilt and the giant hearts are made just by changing some colors. It may be a bit hard to see but i swear there are 3 hearts in the quilt!
You can kindof see the third heart in the top left corner, unfortunately that green had a good amount of pink in it so it blended into the background
A close up of the cows and the awesome backing fabric. I love seeing their little faces peering over from every direction
And a close up of the quilting on the borders, on the larger borders it was my first time using free motion quilting on a stenciled design on the quilt, I think it went rather well
I swear every time I make something I end up needing to make more to give away, but hey its Christmas time how could i say no This bag is a present for my sister in California but unfortunately since it needs to be mailed it will be late... she said she wanted something with Asian fabric, but unfortunately I did not have much time to find quite the right thing, but I think it is close enough!
the front looks like some kind of Hawaiian print to me, it think I have been looking at it for too long
I put a plain pocket and one for pens or pencils across from it, but other then that its nothing fancy
and the back, I really like the fabric, and for some reason I am rather proud of the decorative stitching on the handles from one of the settings on my sewing machine, it just impressed me lol
I made this scarfelt in a few hours as a Christmas present for my friend. it was nice and easy made with double up red heart yarn in a variegated and brown and size 19 needles with a k1p1 rib. I just love how squishy and stretchy it is!
since making my last tote my mom kept hinting that she wanted one too. for her birthday i let her pick out the colors and i made one for her so hopefully it quiet her not so subtle hints for me to make her things for a while
the whole thing... im rather proud of this one!
ive never done separate side panels like that so that was an experience, it went well until i put the brown binding on the outside seams.... that part i really just made up as i went along and i dont quite think i want o try that one again
the inside... i really like the dancing fabric, nothing too special about the inside though (except for my first magnetic snap, go me!)
i forgot to take a picture, but like my other tote the quilt block on the front is a pocket with a fancy button closure
i just love this thing i pieced and quilted the quilt block on the front and decided to make it functional by turning it into a pocket. the button is an old glass button i have a few of and the picture does not do it real justice... the colors are very pretty and swirly i and it has a nice shine since it is glass. the bag its self is quilted by me and instead of messing around with bias tape or any kind of trim i just did a quilt binding on the the top and pocket since it is much easier for me lol. my only real mistake is i cut my fabric to size then quilted it so it messed around with the size..and i ended up making the lining a bit too small but i will just deal with it. the fabric on the inside is a mystery content to me. i know its old since i bought it from an antique market but i think there may be some silk in it since its so flowy. now onto pictures! <3
i made this quilt for my sisters birthday in november (for once i actually finished something beforeeee its susposed to be done!) and i absolutely love it! it went together very quick and was made all from fabric i had except for the back. i tried the bamboo cotton blend batting i saw at joanns and it turned out to be nice and soft and warm too
and the back! i love the owl fabric they look so cute..... the purple strips on the side are actually from me trying to be cheap and conserve the owl fabric to be used for another backing i just loved it too much to give it alllll away
im need more practice with my free motion quilting so i tried to stick more to just the wavy line look but decided to throw some hearts in there to help practice.... it was rather easy since it was still all one continuous line
and lastly... i had some funnnn with the binding the only fabric i had that actually would have looked good as the binding was the same purple again...but... i was short a bit so i decided to be creative and throw some other pieces of fabric from the quilt in there which i thought looked cute. i decided to machine stitch the thing on since it would be stronger for my slightly careless sister and since i had just gotten my fancy new machine i decided to use the heart decorative stitch.... which apparently did not like it too well when it would cross the seems from the different fabrics in the binding and would mess up the hearts. so instead of ripping out all the ones i had done already i left the one corner with the hearts and switched over to zig zag to help keep my sanity! i call it artistic. i could not get the binding stitches to show up clear so sadly i dont have a picture of that