And last but not least, this morning I finished the closet door for our guestroom! I started it when we bought the house in December. All the doors were old and grimy so we threw them out. We decided not to reinvest in closet doors just yet since there were more urgent projects. So in my workshop, I got creative and used this old Superman sheet:
In the guestroom, I got even more creative and took out all my fabric scraps to see what I had to work with:
Turns out I had more than enough for 200 log cabin blocks that work with the room decor. I love the finished look of the room now! And the awesome thing is it did not cost us a dime. The curtain rod was from our old apartment. The backing for the curtain is an old sheet that I found in my great-grandmother’s cedar chest and all the quilt top fabrics are scraps from previous projects.
New dog likes it too…or she just likes following people around to see what they’re up to.
One of the quicker projects to finish in the past months was this adorable baby blanket for my cousin’s third baby and first girl! This cutie-pie was born at home and wrapped up in my blanket, how cool is that?!
On to my other UFO: a maple leaf quilt for my cousin. Started about two years ago (I think…I lost track). Since this is my first time machine piecing a design that is more intricate, I did a mock-up. When that worked, I got the confidence to finish them all in the pretty fabrics!
I am currently working on the connecting blocks. and hope to have the quilt top completed by Christmas. The borders, backing and quilting will take who knows how long but hopefully not too, too long!
Wow, it’s been over a year since my last post. Time sure flies, doesn’t it? I have kept up crafting, just neglected blogging. A lot happened in the last year: we bought a house that lengthened my commute to work (although totally worth it because I LOVE our house), I went back to school part-time, we adopted a second dog. Somewhere along the line, we turned into adults…
Being true to myself, I’ve had a couple of UFOs to deal with (UFO = Unfinished Fabric Object). Here’s an update on our wedding quilt! hopefully, I’ll finish it by our, hum, 5th wedding anniversary.
At the wedding, guests could sign a book and/or sign quilt blocks
The blue and green fabrics come from Bali! We picked them out in 2014 when we spent a week there after our Everest Base Camp climb. He picked the green and I picked the blue (obviously). I liked the idea of making a quilt that reminded us of one of our greatest adventure trips together, and to have our loved ones sign it as well. I got this idea from reading one of the Elm Creek Quilt novels, of course!
Two of my favourite blocks were made by two of these little darlings
And then there is this guy, who wrote on the back side of the block. Not sure yet if I’ll just leave it as is for authenticity or undo the block to flip the middle square, but I smile every time I see it.
I decided to embroider over the writing to make sure it doesn’t fade too quickly. So I’ve made some headway in the project and I have something to work on when I sit on the couch and watch TV!
Slowly but surely this quilt will be completed. And then we can actually use it and be reminded daily of what an awesome wedding celebration it was!
I just finished this and yes, it TOTALLY is for the wedding reception. There’s always time for games, especially at our wedding!!
That little one, in front of the big one, is a normal d20. We don’t do normal.