A few months ago I agreed to barter for quilting services: I would quilt an acquaintance’s quilt top, and she would pay me in yarn and fabric. Life intervened, and she was very patient as I proceeded to have zero free time around the holidays. But now it’s done! Here’s the front, post-washing: I stitched … Continue reading Commission Quilting
Last year I knit 11 pairs of socks – and gave them ALL away. This year, I’ve knit 3 pairs of socks for myself so far. Continue reading Selfish Knitting
I’ve been doing a lot of sewing recently, mostly project bags. Most are Spoonflower fabric, and all are repeatable. I’ve also made some new stitch markers. The oak leaves are one-offs, but the little green balls glow in the dark, and I have other colors of those that I’ll be making up soon. All are … Continue reading Sewing for Flint
I FINALLY finished my Penny Patch quilt. Rachel at Stitched in Color started a quilt-along about a year ago and I cut fabric and stitched a quilt top and even machine quilted the whole thing and then… well, then I got hung up on binding it. But I finished it last Sunday, and I love … Continue reading Finished Penny Patch Quilt!
These are both gift quilts: one for a friend and her husband and one for a new baby. Here they are all folded up, about to be packed and mailed: The first quilt I finished was made up of hourglass blocks. I pieced them all over the summer on my Singer 66, and then they … Continue reading Two-Finish Friday
Hello, everyone! It’s been a while. Since I last posted, I (successfully) defended my Master’s thesis (we have a required oral defense for the MA thesis) and am cranking out some serious papers for the end of the semester. But! A little over two months four months since I finished this, I’ve finally had the … Continue reading Another Friday Finish
We recycle plastic bags, and the plastic bag full of plastic bags hanging on a door handle have been getting on my nerves. So I did a little digging online, checked a couple of tutorials for ideas, and made a plastic-bag holding tube! I started off with a fat quarter, and backed it with fusible … Continue reading One (unexpected!) finished project