Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Sewing and knitting

I have two projects in the works right now.

First, a decorative mini quilt. I have been thinking about making my first quilt. However I don't really know where to start. So... I am making a small quilted mat for our coffee table. I figure this is a good way to see if I think quilting is something I would enjoy. Here is the beginning of this project...

Finished size will be roughly 27" square. It will have 9 blocks (as seen in photo) and bordered by ivory fabric. Backing will be solid black. Binding will be red. I really like the idea so far.

Interested in making a quilt? Here are some neat tutorials I found:
"a little help from my friends" scrappy string quilt tutorial
Pieced Scrap Border Quilt Tutorial
Stacked Coins Baby Quilt Tutorial
Value Quilt Tutorial
String Quilt Block Tutorial- paper-pieced method
catter Sunshine Scrappy Quilt Tutorial
Scruffily Quilt Tutorial
and my favorite because of the cute fabric used... How to Make Scrappy Hedgerow Blocks (tutorial)

Second, I am knitting a rasta hat for my husband. This is a tedious little project, so I hope to have it done by the end of winter. haha.

I originally planned to make one for my son, but I'm not sure I have the patience for making two of these hats. Instead, I think I will make my son a super cute Skater Baby Hat.

1 comment:

Jenn said...

Oh my! I just LOVE the red, white, and black fabrics. Gorgeous!