Gray/Blue Baby Blanket

Another baby blanket for Jacob’s coworker who recently had a baby. They said their baby room was mostly gray and a little blue so I made a simple triangle quilt for them. I think it came out pretty nicely considering it was my first time with equilateral triangles.

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Mountains meet the Ocean Shoes

Loved the marker shoes project so much I made another pair with a friend. This time, a mis-matched color scheme which has since drawn a lot of comments from strangers. I had no idea they’d become a conversation starter! I’ve had fun proselytizing about the ease and absolute joy in the end results. I have another pair that have a light blue base that I’m going to work on next – I am definitely obsessed.

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Chik-ken

I enjoy going to the ever popular “paint nites” with friends but usually, the paintings aren’t quite what I’d like to paint or I do a terrible job on them. This time, however, I managed to make a pretty cute painting, something I consider good enough to put up on the wall. The class was held at Arte in Wauwatosa, WI and their art space was pretty cute. I would do it again if I saw a painting I liked. Behold: Chik-ken!

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Rainbow Shoes

I already own a pair of galaxy shoes from the store but never really found any rainbow shoes to my liking so I made my own. There are a ton of videos out there on how to do this so I won’t recreate the instructions here. I really love the watercolor effect of the individual drops from the alcohol. They were so easy to make that I will probably make more in summer flats as well.

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Fishnet Quilt

I once saw a beautiful quilt using the Fishnet pattern and have been wanting to make it for awhile. One great thing about the pattern was that it came with a blank pattern that you can copy and color in with your particular color scheme. I thought that was pretty cool but overall, the pattern wasn’t the best in explaining what I needed to do.  I feel like it could have used a couple of more diagrams or pictures on seaming things together. Also know that you need to get the ruler as well.

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Bad lighting but the range of colors I used.img_20170124_233924

Just a sample of the pics I took to see if the color layout was working or not.  My phone camera puts the quilt at a distance so you can see if something catches your eye or seems out of place. Often, I only moved only one or two pieces from photo to photo.screenshot_20170126-223245

Final version – had to use a lightening filter as the light in my house was too yellow. I typically try to take pictures outside in natural light but it’s winter and kinda muddy and gross outside.img_20170129_210008-1

Cat tax: my older cat, “helping”img_20170127_204137

Panel Baby Quilt: Cityscapes

I went to the Wisconsin Quilt Show and told myself I wasn’t going to spend a lot of money. Within 5 minutes of being there, I saw this cityscapes panel and bought it. Oops. Luckily I got to use it right away for an unorthodox baby blanket for a coworker. I ended up stitching up most of the buildings and then the skyline itself.

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