Sunday, January 31, 2016

The 2nd Quilt Of Honor...

This is the 2nd Quilt Of Honor I've made for the organization.  I wanted a random, scrappy look to the half-square triangles. All blues on one side, all reds on the other. Only the blue fabric was bought, the rest came from my stash. The organization will provide the batting and the long-arm quilting.


About 3 yards of various fabrics
2 spools of white thread

Friday, January 29, 2016

Quilt Of Honor...

Found some red, white and blue fabrics in my stash and made a Disappearing 9-Patch Quilt Of Honor top for a veteran.  I passed this top on to the organization's chairman. It will be long-arm quilted by a volunteer and donated to a veteran recipient.  


3 yards of assorted fabrics
4 flat sheets and 5 muslin curtain panels given to the Quilts Of Honor organization 
for backings for this, and other quilts.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

From Chef's apron to more...

So I made my sister a chef's apron a few year ago, and she asked me to cut it down to a half-apron.  I did so, then I used the leftover fabric to make her a microwave bowl cozy, and a small table runner.  To make the table runner more absorbent, I used an old microfiber towel as batting. 


The "new" apron, a microwave bowl cozy and a tablerunner.


1 yard of assorted scrap fabrics
1 microfiber towel as batting.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Combining two techniques...

 I made a crocheted baby afghan and then backed it with fleece. The fleece is  the blue and green zigzag - a remnant of a fleece blanket from Walmart.  The blanket was cheaper than buying a yard of fleece fabric, and it matched the crocheted afghan perfectly. 


I am making some kitchen items for a couple people who have decorated their kitchens with red and black.  I bought 2 fat quarter bundles at Walmart in the colors and will be using them for various items.  In this photo is the first microwave potholder bowl.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Doing some new things, too...

My daughter started learning to crochet and while I was visiting her, I rediscovered it for myself.  A grandmother taught me some basic stitches when I was around 11 years old.  So I started with simple stitches for now and made something for the baby. Below is a not very good photo of the baby afghan I made.  (1 large skein of baby yarn and a simple double crochet). I did the same stitch around the edges 3 times to use up the yarn.

My daughter made the potholder, but I finished the's a little wonky, but she's learning.