Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Happy Camper Wonky Cross Quilt

I've had this quilt finished for a month but I just now got some decent pictures. I LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE this quilt. It's a keeper for me. I've been hoarding the Circa 60 campers and tree fabrics for a long time. After I saw THIS amazing quilt using the same fabrics I knew that was the inspiration I needed for the color palate. I decided on a wonky plus/cross design since I have about 10 billion of them in my Flickr favorites (not really, just this, this, this, and this one). This tutorial got me started.
Happy Camper Wonky Cross Quilt
Funny story about this quilt. I first envisioned making this more masculine quilt thinking of my husband and how it would be nice for him to have a quilt that wasn't girly. When I finished the top I asked him what he thought and if he liked it. He said, It's nice but the colors aren't very bright. Me: Huh? He said, I really like the other one you made. Me: This one? Him: Yes, that one's my favorite. Okay then, this quilt is all mine, I'm really happy about it too! LOL!
Happy Camper Wonky Cross Quilt

Happy Camper Wonky Cross Quilt

I love how unique each block is and that I was able to use so many of my favorite fabrics!
Happy Camper Wonky Cross Quilt

Happy Camper Wonky Cross Quilt

Happy Camper Wonky Cross Quilt

Happy Camper Wonky Cross Quilt

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Finished Sparkle Quilt

I finished up the binding on my Sparkle Quilt Along mini quilt last night! I'm super happy with it!
Finished Sparkle Quilt
I tried something different for the quilting too. It was nice not to worry about perfection since this little quilt is staying with me.
Finished Sparkle Quilt
I just need to figure out where I want to hang it now.
Finished Sparkle Quilt
I would LOVE to have a big quilt in this design for sure! There are a lot of half square triangles though in each block, which get a bit tedious after a while. This was a great quick and fun little quilt. I'm glad I participated!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

In progress

Hi there! Life has been SUPER busy here lately. I've been sewing and knitting but just haven't taken the time to get good pictures.

I have to tell you, I've been knitting on my Henslowe shawl most evenings and it's such a fun knit! It's my first time knitting on a lace edging and I'm so tickled with how it's turning out. I was expecting it to be complicated but it's really easy. This knit is almost DONE!
Henslowe shawl

I made another Farmer's Wife block. It's #60, Noon & Light. I used some fabrics from Denyse Schmidt's new Aunt Edna collection from JoAnn's.
Farmer's Wife Block #60 Noon & Light