Lots to do that is for sure!!
Yay!! Abriana's quilt is done, well its been finished for a few days, it has just taken me this long to blog about it!. I had so much fun with this quilt and I have to say this one is one of my best ones so far.
Here is the backing. I always love to incorporate something from the front of the quilt on the back, it not only ties the whole thing together, but it does really make the quilt reversible!
I've made some Butterfly Key Chains, here they are...Top row from left to right: gold/green/blue, red/black/silver, green/silver/green, bottom row from left to right: purple/silver/black, gold/silver/bronze, silver/pink/black
I'm warming up for Tour de Fleece over on Ravelry, and I have been doing quite a bit of spinning both on my wheel and on my spindles. Here are some photos of all my progress. I am done 1 ounce of the blue/green fiber that I started on my Maggie, and I am just about at 1 ounce done on my TTT Turkish spindle.
On my wheel I am spinning Woolgatherings 8 oz of 15.5 Micron Merino Wool. Its super soft and such a great colorway. I am thinking that I will just 2 ply this one, as I am spinning it thicker. So 2 more ounces will go on this bobbin, and then I will start another bobbin with the other 4 oz.
On my quilt design wall now, a quilt for Chris. These are all his old Spider-Man t-shirts that I am going to use to make him a lap quilt for the couch. I have other Spider-Man fabrics and I will incorporate them with some black and red solids to square up the images and make the quilt flow.
Lots to do that is for sure!!
It took a few days to stipple the quilt, but I got
it done. I used a variegated red to pink thread on top and white on the bottom of the quilt. that combined with the brown just popped and it looks so great!! These photos do not do this quilt justice at all!
choosing the binding from what I had left over on my quilt wall, I knew I wanted to use the stripy fabric, and my mom picked the alphabet one to match
Here is a bit of the binding finished and hand sewn on. this one is probably the closest photo to the right colors of the quilt.
And the completed quilt. I would like to be able to get outside with it, hopefully before mom leaves to take some more photos of it all laid out, but for now its a weeeeeee bit wet out!
This weekend when I needed a break from working on this quilt Mom and I went and hung out at a craft sale with the group from the Regina Weavers and Spinners guild. I have been thinking about joining, but putting it off because of timing and such, but we all had such a great time, that it made my mind up on joining!
This is some of my progress that I made while we held down the tent as we were just about blown away. I have to admit today when I woke up, my arms and pecs were a tad sore!
And thanks to my friend Susan, this little Kuchulu is my newest addition to my spindle addiction, standing just 3", this is my smallest turkish, and I love it!
Well I am off to spin a bit before bed. Hope you all have a very crafty week ahead!
My mom is visiting for a few weeks, so I thought it would be the perfect time to complete the last of the nieces and nephews quilts.
Am working with Moda's Lollipop, and am really enjoying how it is turning out. I'm using HST's to create a heart design that ripples out from the heart. This quilt could be a baby quilt as well if you didn't add all the sashing as the main focal point is 36 x 36 inches. I only used 1 charm pack plus the cream and the sashing is the Moda fabric as well.
I chain pieced all the blocks together and then cut them to make the HST's. It's so easy to do it that way instead of one at a time. Right now I am working on the backing incorporating more HST's and then a polka dot red fabric. I hope to sandwich the quilt Monday and then spend the week free motion quilting it so that next Monday I can bring it to knit night with the binding ready to be hand sewn.
I hope you all have a good week and I will post more progress in a few days.
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