Monday, March 25, 2013

Craft Hope Project #20
I LOVE this group called Craft Hope, they do a new project for a good cause every month.  I have been having fun checking in with them and dreaming of joining their ranks of sewers.  Well, this month I finally did it.
 I only made 6 bibs to send off, Not quite what I had been dreaming of doing, but every little bit helps :)

Here is the pattern and directions for the project

 And I made one for my cute little guy too, I can't believe he's so big that he needs one!

Monday, March 18, 2013

An old Friend form the dessert had a baby recently and I had this blanket pattern that I had been dying to try.
It was fun to watch how it went together, but I don't think I'd make it again because... 
  • I felt like it was a waste of fabric to be cutting circles and leaving un-usable gaps instead of squares or triangles with straight edges.  So wasted fabric means an expensive project.  
  • Also, when compared to conventional quilt construction,  I thought this method was more difficult to make the intersections look clean and nice.

However, I did love that there was not a ton of quilting to do when I was done and that I didn't ave to bind it .

I forgot to take a photo of the back of the blanket before sending it off to Baby Josh.  But it was the light blue fabric with little spots of the medium blue bias tape poking out at the intersections.
Here's the how-to
  1. you cut the circles of top fabric, bottom fabric, and batting.
  2. Sew them together into sandwiches
  3. Sew on the double fold bias tape (This is what makes it look like a wedding ring quilt)
  4. Draw squares onto the circles with a washable marker
  5. Sew the circles together into strips along the marker lines
  6. Sew the strips together
  7. Sew down the curvy flaps and you are done.
Even though I won't make this one again, I still think that it looks cool.