I love all things rainbow which of course includes the Rainbow Bridge! I wanted to make a baby quilt showing Asgard and the Bifrost and tried to design something on graph paper and then Excel (my favorite-usually-free-quilting-tool). Not sure it’s obvious though…
For some friends who like to camp and also were going to have a baby – a postcard blanket of some national parks.
Due to going back to school, I’ve not been keeping up with my craft projects. And once school started, my crafting took a nosedive as well. But here’s a catch-up post of some of the projects I’ve completed in the meantime.
Hogwarts Owl quilt for a baby shower back in July. I put the blanket into a cage with a picture of a similar-looking owl in it and made a tag for Eeylops Owl Emporium.
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 nice considering it was my first time with equilateral triangles.
I once saw a beautiful quilt using the Fishnet pattern and have been wanting to make it for a while. 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.
Bad lighting but the range of colors I used.
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.
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.
Cat tax: my older cat, “helping”
My mom’s been asking for a quilt and I obliged with a house quilt in some spring-like colors for her. It’s actually not my favorite quilt in terms of the color choices but it’s definitely right up my mom’s alley.
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.
I started this baby quilt with a totally different fabric. I cut, sewed, and made almost all of the half-square triangles but before I trimmed them, I lost all interest and just stopped crafting altogether. Months and months later, I decided to just start all over with new fabric and I was able to whip through it in about two weeks and roughly 40 hours.
My fabric choices – went for mint green and ice yellow.
Roughly 600+ pieces of fabric.
Quilt top done!
Quilted, washed and dried.
Just some busy work: cut out my fabric for the Oz quilt and cut and ground my glass pieces for my prairie style stained glass project.
Update on the Australia quilt. Took out the colored pencils to see what it might look like.