I love how this quilt turned out! All the fabric was found in my fabric stash, and I think the blues, greens, oranges, and blues work really well together. The back is made from a soft striped flannel. I finished it with little white ties in the center and corners of each square. Now only three quilts left to finish!
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a second t-shirt quilt
One down! All finished. A t-shirt quilt, comprised mostly of my extensive 4th grade Olympics shirt collection. I organized it in a lighter to darker color pattern going diagonally.
I finished it with a blue floral backing and binding. The binding probably took me the longest, since I did it by hand, and got a cold right in the middle that slowed me down. I added some little white ties to hold it all together. The batting is not too thick, so it feels like a light summer quilt. Totally picnic ready.
I have one more t-shirt quilt that needs a back, and one already made in the closet. They will be great fort material someday.
I’ve sewed up three quilt tops in the past week. I’m definitely on a roll. Two are quilts made from some scrap fabric, and one is another t-shirt quilt. Then, I’ll have just like a half dozen whole quilts to actually finish. I’m feeling confident at this point, but that may change soon. What are you making lately?
winter things to make
I’ve only lived here for a handful of years, but I feel like this winter is colder than usual. I hardly ever remember walking around campus for more than a day or so when it was really cold. I don’t mind the chilly season at all, but our house is on the cold-blooded side. If its hot, its hot. If its cold, its cold. So we’ve been layering on blankets and our winter clothes. This would be a pretty blanket to add to our collection, and this is a cozy winter hat to keep our ears warms.
I made this Mario blanket for my brother for Christmas. Since Mario is already made out of pixels, it is made out of tiny granny squares sewn together. It took some time and lots of counting, but I think everyone was impressed with the final result.
(Also, its pretty big and this isn’t my best photography work.)
texas flag blanket
I made up this blanket pattern as a wedding present a couple months ago. I wanted to try something new, and also, someday their future kids will make a fort with it.
So far, I’ve only made granny square blankets. I hope to branch out soon, but when you are going off the grid, sometimes its good to stick with what you know. The flag is mostly straight lines, so that part was easy enough, but the star. The star was the tough part. It had to be a 5-pointed star. I needed it to be the right size. I think there was a large, sad pile of discarded stars after I was done.
I ended up following a youtube video for this star. I figured out to outline the star in blue, so I could sew it on without obvious stitch marks.
It crocheted up pretty quickly, so you still have time if you need another Christmas present idea!
a flower afghan
This blanket was a special present for my Ma, who likes black-eyed susans (which is a super awesome name for a flower).
I have a couple more crochet projects in mind, but I might start a little scrap granny square quilt too, to use up some of my leftover bits.