Wednesday, January 7, 2009


The other project I have worked on recently is this cute cat. I had scraps left from a jumper outfit I made for Joy for Christmas, and decided to make her a cat neck-pillow from them for her birthday. The rounded body goes around the neck and, viola! A perfect neck pillow. I love the fancy flannel. I made one several years ago out of the recommended solid polar fleece, and it looked fine, but not really nearly as fun. I am thinking about doing these for the boys for their birthdays. There is a monkey, lion and dog on the pattern as well, so that would be enough for each boy. I don't think I will be able to find such great fabric multiple times, but maybe I will get lucky.

Christmas Quilts

I was talking to a friend the other day, and her husband asked if I had been doing anything crafty lately. Besides being taken a little aback at the question from such a surprising request, I also realized that I was feeling that I hadn't been doing anything crafty lately. Then I remembered, "Oh yeah! Christmas!" I have been crafting, just with focused and energetic zeal. I did quilts for Paul and Brigham. And, they were a lot of fun.

This one is Paul's, and is made from the Bento Box pattern. The top is made from old denims collected over the years.

This one for Brigham is the Rail-Fence pattern. At least, I think that is what it is. After eyeballing quilts of this make at several friend's homes, I started to covet it. After it was described to me, I decided to try it out. I made a small change. Instead of doing all the patches as three-piece patches, I cut the back pockets out of some of the jeans used them as patches. I thought it turned out rather nicely and gave it a real look.

This is the back of the Rail-Fence quilt. I figure footballs should last a lifetime. He won't outgrow them, I mean.