Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Durable Potholders


I needed a set of new, durable pot holders since my old ones are showing signs of heavy use. Why not use repurposed jeans? Using the best parts from three different jeans, and then freshening the project up a bit with fitting selvedges. 

There's one layer of cotton batting plus a layer of Insul-Bright in the quilting sandwich. Straight line quilting with Aurifil 50wt in variegated thread #4669. Backing is also jean fabric. The binding is a colorful one.

Keep on quilting!


Sunday, February 20, 2022

Brioche-Sandwich Hat


I needed a new woolen hat for the winter, and when I saw this pattern by @sasha_knits I knew I had to knit one. It turned out beautifully, and I know this will keep my ears warm during the winter!

Monday, February 7, 2022

The Jetsons Quilt


I present to you The Jetsons Quilt! A traditional patchwork quilt made from fat quarters and additonal solids.

 The starting point was this fat quarter bundle from Camelot Fabrics. Novelty fabrics from a popular cartoon series from the '60s .

In order to make a good sized quilt for a child I added solids in dark navy and white. A lot of 4.5" squares were cut, and from the leftover Jetsons fabric I made four-patches to add more 'interest' in the quilt.

It is always best taking pictures outside in natural light to get the best color representation. Showing off a nice winter landscape is a good side effect. 

I chose a green and white zig-zag print for the backing, it goes well with the colors in the front.

A grid layout of 10 x 13 blocks of 4.5" unfinished gives a total finished size of the quilt of 40" x 52", perfect for a little boy.

The quilting is simple straight line with the walking foot. The binding is a crimson cotton cut at 2.25". I also used the last tiny pieces of the focus fabrics in the binding to add more interest.

Keep on quilting!