More scrap cards

I made some more cards using fabric, this time scraps that were already pieced together.  I don’t find these as soothing or appealing as the monochromatic stripey ones, which my mom has been collecting as I send them to her and recently put into a frame together.  (“It’s like a little quilt!” she said.  Yes, yes it is.)  These are still nice, I definitely have a thing for bits of fabric.  I haven’t found a way to take good pictures of them yet, I need better lighting and a pleasant background piece of gently rumpled maroon velvet or something.  The slightly reflective new ice blue side table from Ikea makes them look like they’re suspended in a void, or maybe a misty tunnel with a light in the distance.  Anybody else see that?

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November 19, 2009. Tags: , , , . Pictures, Projects, Words. 1 comment.

First baby quilt for Maggie’s Place

Maggie's Place #1: Green & yellow

I finished my first baby quilt for Maggie’s Place.  The recipient said she likes yellow, light blue, light green, brown, and white/cream, and requested something that’s “not too babyish”.  This is what I came up with from my stash, which conveniently enough is filled with green and blue.  My plan was to make a nice little rectangle, and then when I had the 3×3 design I liked how it looked and didn’t want to come up with 3 more unique combinations to add another row of blocks.  This is my first really pieced back; I like the stripe of dinosaurs down the middle, which seems appropriate for a baby quilt.  I quilted stitch-in-the-ditch around the pinwheels in each block (those are pinwheels, people, not swastikas), and then quilted a small 1″ x 1″ square in the center of each as well.  The quilt is about 45″ x 45″.

Maggie's Place #1 green & yellow back

September 20, 2009. Tags: , , , . Pictures, Projects, Words. 2 comments.

Blue & green zigzag baby quilt

blue and green zigzag baby quilt

I haven’t been naming my quilts beyond descriptive terms (Tetris Quilt, Mother’s Day Quilt, Chickens, etc), maybe it’s time I start giving them names like actual pieces of art.  I finished the baby quilt for a coworker and I love it.  I know everybody always says they love whichever quilt they just completed, and it’s true.  I actually quilted this one, too, rather than tying it, doing stitch-in-the-ditch along the edges of the zigzag stripes.  It went really well.  The backing is a soft dinosaur print flannel.  Maybe next time I’ll even add a real binding!blue and green zigzag baby quilt - fabrics

If I could do something differently I wouldn’t add the darkest blue stripe.  My original plan was about 6 stripes longer and had another dark blue one, and when I realized the proportions would be all skewed unless I made it a lot wider also, I ended up with just the one dark stripe.  The colors in the picture aren’t exactly true-to-life, I couldn’t take a picture in natural lighting because I finished it at 10 p.m.  I considered waiting to wrap it until tomorrow morning so that I could take some photos in the morning  before work — then I realized that mornings are hard enough on me as is and I shouldn’t add anything extra.  I also forgot to add a label before wrapping it up all pretty.  Next time…

August 4, 2009. Tags: , , , , . Pictures, Projects, Words. 1 comment.

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