Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Doll Quilt Quilt-Along, Part II

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

Knit Mouse

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

Mittens and Socks

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

Doll Quilt Quilt-Along, Part I

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!)