Friday, January 31, 2014

A Little Quilt plus some Dribs & Drabs

A week or so ago my friend Ashley MacQuarrie posted this picture of her pet hedgehog, Rilo:

with the caption:
Rilo the blanket hog.

My first thought was that Rilo needed a quilt.
So I sat down at my machine & reached into the scrap bag and started sewing.
A little sewing, cutting, pressing & sewing later:

Just need to put some binding on it
and away to Oregon it goes!

Since I seem to be in a bit of a scrap-using mood this month, I did the same with some yarn and made this 'dribs & drabs' happy bowl.  Since I wasn't sure what yarn I would be using, I decided to add some cotton string into this one.  It ended up being very sturdy!

Hmm, maybe Rilo needs a happy bowl too.
What do you think?

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Wednesday, January 1, 2014

The Final 2013 NewFOs!

This is it.
The final post for the 2013 NewFO Challenge

The first will possibly be a table runner.
Or maybe I'll add more to it &
make it a lap quilt.
I haven't quite decided.
The Christmas fabric squares were gifted to me from one of my guild members.

There weren't an equal amount of the different fabrics, so I had a bit of a challenge figuring out the placement.

These are on their way to becoming coasters:

Somewhere online I saw a post about this iron-on vinyl,
made by Heat n Bond.
Now you can see it on the right, before ironing.
I don't have an "after" picture yet - I chickened out!  I had visions of a vinyl-coated iron...
But I promise, I will show them again, when they're finished.  Honest, I will.

I did crochet a few scarves & did one fleece scarf with a lighthouse appliqued on each end, as well as crocheted several of my Happy Bowls, but I forgot to photograph them before they were given as prezzies.

So, that's it for me.
Thanks Barbara, for hosting the NewFO Challenge 2013 - and for doing it again in 2014.  You really are helping me keep on my creative side!

Happy New Year everyone!!