Wednesday, September 23, 2009

I Finished My 1st Quilt

I finally finished my first quilt! You may recognize it from this post or this post. It took a little longer than I hoped but I love it. The binding was much easier than I thought it would be (thanks Kathy) and I love that I'm not stuck with the store bought binding options. My stitches are big but I like them that way.

I'm totally in love with it but I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it. I intended to keep it in the living room as a 'snuggle on the couch' quilt but it doesn't match the living room as much as I would like. It also turned out a little smaller than I would like for a 'snuggle on the couch' quilt. So, I'm open to suggestions. If you have any ideas, just let me know.

the back
big stitches
the front

Friday, September 18, 2009

Tree Skirt

This is the tree skirt I made for my mom. She hasn't actually seen it yet but I hope she loves it as much as I do. This was a really fun project that I had to use a lot of creativity for since I wasn't using a pattern. I started with a charm pack of the Moda Figgy Pudding collection and went from there.



I still need to figure out a closure system. I'll probably just use ribbon for bows. I also want to make cute little starts for the tree tops. I'm toying with the idea of making a tutorial for it. Let me know if it is something you'd be interested in.

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