I’ve started looking for a cedar chest on craigslist. I think it’s probably good to have as I have started to accumulate knit/quilted things for people that it’s not quite time to present. Also, it would be nice to put some quilts for me in as well. I found some promising leads: And I was TOTALLY into this one…until: The guy turned it into a cat latrine! The...
Grandma's Army Blanket.
I recently acquired 10 trashbags of fabric…of varying vintage and description. Over an entire bag’s worth was wool and so I decided to make what I’m calling Grandma’s Army Blanket. I have pieced about 50 of the 100 squares I think I’d like to put in it (it was quick). Here’s a shot of a few laying on the floor: Some of the fabrics are a little scratchy,...
Friendship scrap #2
In the past week-ish, I cut the fabric for both of the other friendship scrap quilts and fully assembled the top for the first one (which is due March 18th) I also have been generating a lot of little scraps in the cutting of all that, so I decided to put something together for myself with leftover squares and some scraps…I’m turning 30 too! I’m still working out the layout...
Clearly bitten by the bug...
While in the basement of the quilt shop, pinning the first quilt… I found a great fabric with nails on it. Later, on Etsy (<3) I found fabric with tag-along-campers on it. My girlfriend is a carpenter, but also is restoring a tag-along-camper to do a great handyman roadtrip leaving in April. I decided to make her a quilt for the bed in the trailer which will be a going away present. ...
How this began.
This year, some of my best friends are turning 30 - after 12 years of friendship - and a lot of ups and downs - I decided to make them all quilts. It seems like a fitting tribute. I decided this January 5th and began by choosing a pattern - I settled on the friendship scrap block - and cut up some fabric I had laying around the house to try it out. The next day (a Friday), I went to...
I started making a quilt randomly in college. I think I was trying to de-stress or procrastinate or something. I got as far as a 3’ x 3’ top…and then stopped…used it as sewing machine cover for a few years. Then a friend had a baby and I finished it and gave it to them. So that quilt took…7 years? In between when I started and finished that quilt I made a...