Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Bird mobile

After the quilt, I decided to make this mobile out of the scraps. I really like it.

quilt.... done

I finished the quilt. It is definitely not as big as I had originally planned for it to be, but I was running out of time and supplies. Here is a picture of it.

It is about the size of an afgan, perfect to use on a cold, winter night.

Friday, June 12, 2009

quilt update

I am toward the end of piecing the top of my quilt and it looks nothing like I had intended it to when I first started quilting. Sure, it has puckers, but that adds character. I went from quilting a full-size to a somewhat-twin size quilt because I was running out of ties. I will have to post pictures later of what it is shaping up to look like. Now, I am piecing together pieces around the outside edges so that it will be even. right now, the quilt edges are very uneven. (this is because i was "eyeballing" the measurements when I was piecing the blocks together. I am pleased with the results so far. I am thinking that I will loosely stitch it so that it will look fluffy. This will also disguise the puckers in my sewing. So far, I have spent a total of $10 on the quilt. This cost was mainly for the quilt batting and thread. The ties were free or scraps left over from my purse.

Monday, June 8, 2009

I've started the quilt. I figured that I need to make 42 blocks for this quilt. I'm going for a full-size quilt. I thought I would have enough ties to make the quilt, however, the quilt is using more ties than I thought it would. Thirty-six ties seems to make about 20 blocks. I'm thinking about incorporating some other material I have laying around into the quilt as well as some old shirts of Christopher's that need to disappear. :)

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Reuse, reuse, reuse

Well, I have made a tie purse and had plenty of scraps left over. I didn't want to make another purse and not use it, so I decided to put my creative talents at work and come up with another product to make out of ties... the decision..... a quilt! I have already started cutting out the triangles to piece together.

I want it to look like this quilt


but with all of the left-over ties, i think i will need to use the scraps to make a border like this.