Archive for December, 2010

New Project Linus Pattern

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

by Nancy

Here is this year’s Project Linus Pattern from the Jan/Feb 2011 Quiltmaker. I think it’s quite cute, and I have plenty of bright colored scraps from other kids quilts that I could use for the sailboats. I don’t think I’ll be making any blocks before Christmas, though – too many gift bags and other things in the works!

Train Quilt Update

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

by Nancy

I’m pleased to report that I’m making good progress on the train quilt, seen in this post.  I finished machine quilting it and sewed the binding on to the front.  Now I just need to hand sew the binding to the back, and it will be done.  It feels nice to work on a flannel quilt when the weather is cold!  It was not as much fun to do the machine work in the sun room, which is not well insulated.  🙂

Completed Mittens

Monday, December 6th, 2010

by Nancy

I finished my second crocheted mitten last night, and it’s mostly symmetrical to the first one!  Yay!  Good thing, too, because here’s how it looks here:

Finished object!

Sunday, December 5th, 2010

(by Cathy)

Look, I actually made something!

It’s a carrying case for our new digital camera:

I made it from the sleeve of a felted wool sweater that I happened to have lying around.  And now a certain small person is done with Quiet Time and I must go.

Happy, scrappy gift bag

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

by Nancy

I just finished getting a Christmas package ready to mail to Germany, which involved making a gift bag for Martha from some very cute light purple snowman fabric. I am pretty sure I received the fabric from another crackpot, possibly Marty, either as a gift or as part of a fat quarter exchange. Does anyone recognize it? Well, after the gift bag was done, I had some scraps of the purple snowman fabric left. It wasn’t enough for a whole gift bag on its own, but I had some scraps of white snowflake fabric that I had used for the bag lining, so I combined the two and came up with this:

one side

second side

I haven’t made a lining yet for the bag. I think it needs one because the white fabric is a bit thin, and there are lots of seams on the back. The lining might just be plain white, or maybe something scrappy will present itself.

P.S. Pictures were taken with my phone, uploaded from there to the blog, and then I wrote my post on the computer. Much quicker than getting out the digital camera, taking a picture, downloading it to the computer, and then uploading it to the blog!