I wanted to post these links to a couple of really cute crocheted hat patterns so that I didn't lose them. You might want to check them out if you enjoy crocheting.
And here's one more for some cute little button flowers...
Thursday, June 26, 2014
I have a group of friends that love to make greeting cards. Although I had no extra time to start a new hobby I found myself drawn into this fun group of ladies and even making some cards. We usually meet once a week, but it is a really relaxing environment where you don't feel pressured to work on anything. We laugh a lot. It's just a really great girls day!
Since I have had health problems I was shocked to find that I hadn't posted anything for almost 4 months. I had a lot of pictures of various projects and I thought maybe I would do a few quick posts just to delete the photos.
This quilt top was pieced from block-of-the-month kits. I only had 8 of the center blocks and 10 of the outer blocks to work with. After moving them to several different arrangements I was finally happy with this one! When we complete a quilt, it is donated to a deserving cause.
Friday, February 21, 2014
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
|vaguely following the chalk lines|
|sketching it out in chalk|
My dilemma was keeping the quilting pattern fairly open.
|I thought that a stem coming from the corner would look odd, so I changed it to a curly-Q|
Another open space to decide on.
I finally chose to go with more feathers and swirls to repeat the design in the borders. I ditched all around the center and the outer borders.
My only rules were to avoid the "Crown Royal" letters and try to keep my spacing uniform. Sometimes being repetitive can be such a blessing! (at least in my long-arm world)
This took 3 days to quilt because I still have swelling and a dull ache in my ankle when I stand on it for long periods of time. Soft tissue damage can certainly take a long time to heal.
I wonder if the one that I am making this quilt for would have given me a couple of what goes into the bag.... would the quilt have turned out different? Would I have been calmer...
or just hungover.
The top and bottom borders have a very simple pattern forming an X.
My helper was napping. I didn't want to wake him and so it's not a very good picture of the whole quilt.
|I like the back as well as the front. Now I just need to get my binding on and it is FINISHED! That is one of my favorite words.|
I linked this post to Judy Laquidara's design wall, Link a Finish Friday, Off the wall Friday, and also linked to Freemotion by the River's Linky Tuesday.
Be sure to go see the beautiful projects that others are working on!
Saturday, January 4, 2014
|I found this picture of a cute little crocheted jacket on facebook this morning and had to share it so that I wouldn't lose it. I would love to make this in the future. Most of the babies in my life are boys, so I will be making it in hopes of a little girl in the future. Isn't it adorable? This is the link to the actual pattern.|