I stumbled on a pattern for these kimono baby shoes on Etsy and couldn't resist. Although I don't consider myself a 'sewer' per se, I've decided to challenge myself with some new things! These were a little fiddly but worth the effort. A great way to use up larger scraps (they are completely reversible). What's next? A wrap skirt for me and perhaps even a top! Eek!
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Monday, May 24, 2010
This quilt was a bit of a challenge for several reasons. I just couldn't get a grasp on the "sideways" orientation. I am used to looking at my quilts up and down! I started quilting this with straight sideways lines about 1" apart. I wasn't happy with the look so after about 25 lines decided to try something else. After about an hour with the stitch ripper I decided to go with an overall meanding pattern which is still my favourite. Overall, I like the finished quilt. I think the vibrant colours look great. Not sure if I will make another one of these but thought I'd try something a little different for a change!
Saturday, May 8, 2010
I'm not sure why...perhaps it's the colours...but this is my favourite quilt so far that I have made! It wasn't really planned but it came together perfectly. I also like the small block size (5 inches). I don't know why but I have an aversion to large blocks - perhaps because they use up too much of my precious fabric stash. This quilt may be a little on the small side, but it's so darn cute!!! Little woodland creatures, polka dots, etc. I'm trying to take my pictures outside - I think the colours might come through a little better. Thanks to my wonderful husband for helping me!