It’s been pretty silent around the blog – but heaven forbid you think I have done nothing crafty! (I might normally fill the gaps with my cute children but they have all been sick and so they are not as cute as usual ) Anyway, I wanted to show you a few works in progress.
1. Canvas collage for the bathroom. The bathroom picture below shows what spurred a greater idea. Simple idea: Cover Canvas with Fabric. More complex idea: Yet to be finished. I have it pictured perfectly in my wee little brain but I haven’t worked out in my mind how to accomplish my master plan. When I work through it, you’ll definitely see the finished product.
2. Practice quilting. As you may recall, I am making a quilt and my goal was to free-motion quilt it myself.
I started practicing on scrap fabric, and moved on to a larger square for a hot pad. And then I graduated to making a little doll quilt for Haley. The green fabric labeled #2 shows her little doll quilt (or maybe blanket since it’s not pieced?) – but it has no binding yet. The free hand quilting is hard – but I feel I’m getting it down….sort of. I surely won’t win any awards! I have ordered some bamboo batting and when it arrives, I will proceed to quilt the real quilt (pictured above)! I do hope I can get it the technique down to where I feel comfortable giving them to my families for Christmas. I still think that would be fun!
Do any of you quilters have tips for me on thread? I’m using my normal Gutterman thread right now – should I switch to something else when I tackle the real quilt?
3. Stripwork skirt for Haley. You may also recall that I planned to make Haley a strip skirt from the Soiree fabric.
Well, at the time, I didn’t have the yardage on hand to make the waist band (It’s in stock now…just fyi!) – so I decided to make one from some Pumpkins Gone Wild Fabric (also from Moda.) I didn’t get it finished before my serger broke. It may be a bit ridiculous – but I don’t want to hem it any other way when I know that I’ll be able to do a rolled hem with my serger so easily in a matter of days. I’m very lazy.
There are more projects – many more…but this will do for today. Tomorrow I am going to see Coraline (finally). Have you seen it? I’m super excited. I’ll leave you with a quote from my United Notions/Moda catalog. (sorry, tweeps, you already saw this) “Creative Clutter is better than idle neatness.” (Thank goodness!)