8 Liberty Dress, although I believe it’s a size 3, which no one in the house is wearing right now…9 Foxy Tunic. I have such lovely vintage patterns and I am running out of time to make them. This size 2 might end up a squeeze, but I’m doing it anyway. I’ll put it on the monkey doll if I have to. 10 Raspberry Kiss Quilt. These blocks were an amazing extra in #swapmystashcanada. They are the remnants from the Calgary MQG’s block lotto and are the perfect kick start for this quilt.
11 Project 48 Quilt E
12 Project 48 Quilt G
This is an extremely unlikely finish, since I’ve only just cut out block 15(guess how many there are) but I’m throwing it in there. If I finish on time these will be TV throws for my goomies.
13 Hexie Project
I might still make this placemat, but my original plan was duff, because I couldn’t decide on a background colour. Suggestions welcome.
He was gift from Bean’s grandparents when they lived in France. This is what he looked like when he arrived.
Four years later, we decided he needed his own quilt. A reward for devoted service. He’s a seasoned veteran in the bedroom, earning his stripes (and greyish tinge) during sleep learning. Beeksie is so important that he isn’t even allowed to leave the house, unless he goes on vacation. He’s supposed to sleep during the day, but lately he’s been sneaking down to the living room and disappearing. The quilt should encourage him to stay in bed.
Bean chose and arranged the mini charms and sat with me while I sewed them together. She particularly enjoyed the blast of steam when I pressed. It might be what kept her there a few times. She also helped to choose the backing and binding. I finished the binding overnight and when she found it in the morning it was whisked up to Beeks and he was promptly tucked in.
Well, here it is. My Q1 Finish-a-long contribution.
Yes, it’s a coaster. Math makes me shut down, so I wanted to experiment with how to make a nice sized coaster without doing any real measuring. This is from a mini charm pack of Zen Chic Figures and I made a disappearing nine patch. I learned this block from Cluck Cluck Sew’s tutorial. It finishes at 5×5 by some miracle. I put the shiny batting in between, so it is somewhat thermal.
I took a good bash at my Rainbow Coin Quilt, I really did, but between a sore back and two small children, I did not have the strength after 8PM to be crawling around the floor basting a quilt. I was also a bit frustrated by the raggedyness of the bottom. I did hack a ton of it off, and with it many of the coins. Not sure how it all went so wrong. rainbow coin quilt
My daughter’s Hallowe’en dress lent itself well to a crafty bite. Because it is so small, I found it easy to do a little bit after dinner most nights. I usually broke it down into similarly flavoured pieces. One evening I would cut, or sew, another I would press. Some nights I did nothing, but it was ok-I could strategize for the next bite.
The pattern was McCalls 4351. This is what it should look like.
Aw. Isn’t that one angelic looking little baby? All pink with a little bow?
Here’s my girl, the Demon Horde.
I also made a little bag for trick or treating. Pretty sure I got this pattern from bhg.com but I can’t find it right now. I made the straps too long somehow.
ETA: This is a pattern from All People Quilt. You may have to sign up for this one.
This post is long, long overdue. The little bean in this photo is just over a year old. She has since worn this dress on the subsequent Hallowe’en and this year my big preschooler was a kitty. Her then 3 month old sister was Supergirl. Next year, the dress will make a comeback. And it glows in the dark.
The crafty bites have been more like crumbs the last year….