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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Australia Baby Quilt

I started this baby quilt with 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 all together. 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.

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My fabric choices – went for mint green and ice yellow.

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Roughly 600+ pieces of fabric.

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Quilt top done!

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Quilted, washed and dried.