Sunday, May 17, 2009

Bright Ideas

As usual, when I am working on one project, my mind darts around thinking up other projects to do next..

I wanted to try to crochet a set of nesting dolls.. I haven't seen a pattern for any, so maybe I'll try making it up as I go.

That made me think of a little doll I had years ago..It was a little red riding hood, and when you turned her upside down, and flipped her dress over, there was a wolf in grandma's nightgown. That would be fun to crochet too..

And I can't quite get my fill of crocheting teasets. I picked up some embroidery floss in gold and Silver today so I could try making a crochet teaset fit for Sunday Dinner..Just like the gold-edged dishes my mom used for special occasions.

Oh, and Mollie wants a Skippyjon Jones doll..So I will need to crochet one of those too, I suppose.

Just as soon as I finish the two quilts, one pair of socks,2 crocheted purses, the rug, and the mini teaset I am working on now....Oh Dear.

Feedsack Quilt - Fresh Start!

I decided to use the Snail's trail pattern with the feedsack material I took apart. I set to work re-cutting the triangles:


And started piecing the blocks. I used a red from the Snippets line by Moda to contrast with the feedsack fabrics
Feedsack Progress

I am so pleased with how it looks this time around!

I have decided I like it so much I am going to make a second quilt for me to keep.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Hello Kitty crochet bag - almost done!

I crocheted a Hello Kitty Bag for my Little daughter. You can see the beginnings of it here

I've added a lining, Sewed on the eyes and nose and tomorrow I put on the whiskers..Maybe she'll get it before college.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Feedsack Quilt

I started this quilt about 10 years ago, when I was very new to quilting.

I got it about halfway finished and stopped in frustration, packed it all in a box and hid it. For years it has been bothering me, and finally I did something about it. Or At least I started doing something about it..


And the back..This is when I learned all about how important seam allowance is:

This past week, I took a Seam Ripper to it and pulled every bit of it apart, and threw out the horrid white material I had used:

After several hours of picking seams and ironing, I now have a motley assortment of triangles. 10 years of this quilt mocking me, and I had the last laugh! Now to figure out what to actually do with them..

Here's how the remake of this quilt is going

Update again!
The finished top