Saturday, November 30, 2013

Noah's Ark Baby Quilt

I finally have this one finished. A quilt club friend had about a yard of the Noah's Ark  and coordinating fabrics that she wanted to get out of her stash. I thought, why not. I am as new to quilting as I can be, so I took it. I bought a solid red and blue to match up with the two other fabrics and started to plug away. 9-patches is such an easy block and it fit perfect with the fussy cut blocks showing Noah's Ark.  
 
 It turned out pretty decent. This is the fifth quilt I have made now. The binding turned out exceptionally well. I have straight corners!! I wanted to quilting to be easy and nearly invisible, so it didn't take away from the design. I stitched in the ditch around the 9-patches. I went around the centers of the Ark squares just enough to make the characters and the boat stands out.
All and all, it turned to be a nice size baby quilt.
Now, to find an owner..... hummmmmm?

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Then block 10


Then block 10
Originally uploaded by knittingkim
This is the tenth block in the block of the month for the year. I only have one more to make. I have my setting fabrics at home waiting in the wings. I love the earthy colors for the design. It is going to look fantastic in my bedroom. Just need to pick out a flannel for the backing.

Monday, November 18, 2013

woven table runners


woven table runners
Originally uploaded by knittingkim
Here is the two other wedding shower gifts for a couple of teachers whom I work with. I wanted to make a couple of small table runners. I think they make wonderful gifts. I used a multi-colored cone of sugar and cream. One in blues and the other in fall colors. Both turned out really nice. Note to self, must use paper to separate the yarn on the roller bar. Otherwise it just becomes a.natural disaster.
Stats: 20 x 45
10 EPI

Monday, November 4, 2013

Wedding coasters


coasters
Originally uploaded by knittingkim
Two of my favorite teacher assistants got marries over summer. I thought some coasters would be a wonderful gift. Both have dancing girls on the front of each coasters and a pretty little textured blue on the back side. Quick and easy. Best kind of gifts.