Monday, March 18, 2013

12squared twin blankets!

We've had a number of babies born in our group over the past three years that are wrapped in some of our beautiful quilts, I'm sure! 
However, when one of our fearless leaders announced she was having twins, we thought we should get together and do something! 
My Mom and I found a simple and lovely square (c/o Red Pepper Quilts: Liberty Nine Patch) that we thought everyone would have scraps for and contacted three years worth of quilters.  Thanks so much to all who contributed! We just got word that Becca received the quilts and loved them! Success!! (and we expect a follow up post with Charlotte and Tess on their 12squared blankets!)

 We asked for colorful, Becca-like squares and we got the perfect variety!

 We backed each quilt with Bonnie and Camille's Sundae prints, which we knew she liked!
 I wanted to do a neat graphic with everyone's names printed over the top of this picture but I'll list the squares' owners below instead.
 L to R: Kristin, Camie, Camie, Rachel, Robyn
Emily S, Emilee N, Holly, Mardie, Amy
Liz, Robyn, Mardie, Emilee, Teriney
Mardie, Rachel, Kristin, Holly, Camie
Amy, Teriney, Camie, Liz, Emily S
 L to R: Camie, Liz, Mardie, Holly, Emilee
Amy, Teriney, Kristin, Camie, Mardie
Mardie, Rachel, Amy, Robyn, Emily S
Emily S, Holly, Emilee N, Kristin, Camie
Robyn, Camie, Rachel, Teriney, Liz
Much Love from your 12squared sisters!!

Friday, March 15, 2013

Something Wonky This Way Comes

Loved this pattern, Emily!  It was a lot of fun to do.  I hope I did it right.  For some reason, my blocks look really big... and the wonky part might be more how rippled the solid fabric ended up than the crooked "trunks", but hopefully, it will work with your quilt. 
Can't wait to see this all put together!


Not a quilt but a bag

I saw this bag while looking for some luggage for upcoming trip. After this, all I could think was must have canvas bag: bright, bold & simple canvas bag. But I am not paying 200+ for a bag. So I did what any half crazy woman does...I made my own.
(the Inspiration)
This is the prototype. I should have probable started with ugly material because it is so not perfect. But it served it's purpose and the next bags, for the kids will be perfect!
I love how the bag above is standing so perfect...I think they must have a cardboard liner. 
Mine is stuffed with a kid...yup. Ruby is in there!
Maud wanted in too but Ruby wouldn't scoot over! 
I may or may not have tested all the kids in it...for weight purposes. 
This bag can hold at least 50 pounds! Perfect!
So what would I do different?
1. Tabs on the end of the zipper. Make zipper easier.
2. Thinking about eliminating pelon fleece. Just not sure it needs it? Your Thoughts?
3.  Use all purpose thread. The heavy duty ended up a little wonky inside. 
I just could not get the tension right.
4. Add 2 inches on the width so I don't end up running over zipper. 
Anyhow. There you go. I love it. Just wish it was perfect!!! 

Well, off to clean my house and apparently my kid just used the 'outdoor' bathroom for #2. JOY.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Feather Finale!

So sorry this is as late as it is, Teriney.
If it makes you feel any better, most of it was done on my new machine, so the stitches are nice and even.
However, I'm afraid that the final measurements of my block will not match up to the others-- just a suspicion.
If it is, let me know and I'll make a do-over.


Tuesday, March 5, 2013

wonky is such a great word...and pattern

cousin emily- it was so great to think of you while pulling and arranging my scraps for you.  this pattern was so fun and I learned a lot- sewing wonky fabric together is exactly how it sounds- wonky!  I was much better the second time around (see yellow square).  I cannot wait to see this quilt when it's complete.  I hope you like them!  I think I will be able to get them sent off today.