Archive for October, 2008

Penguin Bib

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

Now that the recipient has his bib, I can post a picture of it to the blog. It was fun and pretty easy to make!

Chair Pads, version 2.0

Monday, October 20th, 2008

Here are the two chair pads I made with the football applique on them. I’m very happy with how the machine applique turned out. The owners of the chair pads are pleased, too.

This is the second set of dining room chair pads I’ve made for the boys. I made some modifications, based on my experiences with the first set. These pads are trapezoid-shaped, instead of square. I think that fits better on the chair. I also changed the location of the ties from right in the corner to about an inch in the corner, which was a definite improvement. I also made the ties longer, which makes tying them much easier! And, I used ribbon instead of store-bought binding for the ties. I’ll have to wait until the first wash to see how it holds up.

This is a lot of blogging for me – maybe I’m warming up for NaBloPoMo – that’s November, isn’t it?

Crackpotty Applique 2.0

Thursday, October 16th, 2008

Here’s my next attempt at machine applique – a football chairpad for the boys. I think it turned out pretty well!

First Attempt at Machine Applique

Monday, October 13th, 2008

It’s been about a month since our return from the substitute house, and I finally dusted off my sewing machine and got things set up so I could sew a little. Yay! I was inspired to finally try some machine applique by this month’s Quiltmaker, which has an ad for fabric that shows some cute Christmas placemats with machine applique. I’ve always avoided machine applique, thinking that I didn’t have a good enough machine or good enough machine sewing skills, but I finally decided to give it a try, and here’s the result. Not half bad! More crackpotty activities to follow…

Quilt for Baby Oberreuter-Charzinski #3

Wednesday, October 1st, 2008

Finally, the chaos of construction and moving back from the substitute house has subsided a bit, and I’ve had a chance to download the picture of the quilt I made for Helene and Joachim’s youngest child, Agnes, born in May 2008.