Thursday, September 06, 2007
Some recent projects
Here are photos of some of my recent accomplishments.
The first one is a quilt made with crumb blocks. One of the gals on the Sunshine List came up with this setting and then she shared it with someone else, who shared it with me. I'm pretty happy with the finished project, but I was sure muttering to myself while I made this. This is one of those quilts that is constructed in a number of sections, which then area sewed together almost log-cabin style around the center. It wasn't difficult, but I kept turning pieces and sewing the seam on the wrong sides, etc. If I use this setting again, I think I'd have to be more careful when I pick up pieces and move them from the wall to the machine. I find the crumb blocks interesting...I didn't like them very much when I first started seeing quilts made from them. But then I followed a tutorial and started making them...now I'm addicted to them and I love the quilts I see using them. They are like potato chips to me, you can't have or make just one!
The pillowcases, well, here is another bunch. The snowman pillowcase is made from fabrics that Thing Two picked the last time he was at The Norton House with me. The other ones are all made of fabrics that Thing One picked while we were in Minnesota. The dog/cat one is hers, the monsters on the trains are for Thing Two and the Dick and Jane one is for my neice, who just started Kindergarten last week. I'm not thrilled that the designs run sideways on most of these, and I do know how to make them work so the design goes properly but 1. it uses a lot more fabric, which I didn't have and 2. I'm too lazy.