Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Well, I finished my doll quilt up! I like the way it came out and am glad I participated. I'm pleased with my birdie applique, and enjoyed doing some different, wiggly quilting.
I liked trying the loops around the border without being forced to commit to it for a large quilt. I also liked the small scale for trying out a color scheme that I wouldn't have normally chosen!
My baby isn't too interested in this quilt, but might find it more fun when she's getting into dolls a bit more. Chewy, the cat, on the other hand, seemed to like it a lot!! So that makes it a success as far as I'm concerned!! (Sorry about the sideways picture - it doesn't want to cooperate!!)
Monday, February 16, 2009
When I started this, it was going to be a cat toy, but it ended up being much bigger than I'd thought it was going to be!
Good thing the little one likes it! I'll have to make a smaller one for the cat and fill it with nip!!
The pattern came from the Knitted Toys book that Renee gave me for Christmas!! Thanks again, Renee!! :)
Friday, February 13, 2009
I have been saving that multicolored yarn for mittens since I got it!! I think I have enough for a pair of matching hats and maybe even a scarf too!! Yey!
I was waiting to finish the last mitten before posting this... four pairs just seemed a lot more impressive than three and a half - but boy did that last one take some time!! I got my mitten pattern from the book Weekend Knits, which has lots of cute things in it. It was an easy pattern, and good thing because I left my copy of it at a friend's house after only the first mitten!!
The socks are from the Debbie Bliss, Simply Baby book. I think my little one is pleased with them!! I'm not even sure her thumbs are in there...
Note to readers though - never let Baby try to crawl in mittens!!
Friday, February 6, 2009
Here's my quilt top for the Sew, Mama, Sew Doll Quilt Quilt-Along!! I love the way it came out, and was excited to find a good use for these cute fat quarters my mom picked up for me!! I love the kitty theme, and I think my little one will appreciate it later, since she's such a fan of the feline already!!
I'm planning a birdie applique for the next step. I'm also planning on using a different free motion quilting technique than I usually do, (like I've done a ton of quilting - Ha!)