August 16, 2008
The Jacob’s Ladder quilt I have been working on for what seems like ages is finished! A few flaws, but good enough to keep a small boy warm. And what a great good it did of that! The last few nights have been too many degrees below zero for my liking, so this quilt came just in time. I even got to try it last night, when he awoke, and wanted some sleepy mummy cuddles (as one does at 2 in the morning). As mentioned, t has been a wee bit on the nippy side, so I slid into bed with him. And oh how toasty & warm it was!
The boy isvery proud of his new quilt, and drags ‘his’ visitors in to show it off at every chance he has! “Wook, bed! Bankie, mummy for me! Mine! Mine bed!” Very cute it is, and lucky for me, he’s too young to see the puckers & uneven stitchings!
So without further ado, the quilt:
It is a full size single bed quilt, but it was a windy day, so I had to fold over a far bit to stop it going for a wander!
July 21, 2008
I’ve had a busy couple of days, and thought I might share a few sneak peeks of what I’ve been working on.
Firstly, the Jacob’s Ladder blocks are finished & all joined together. I’m not going to show the full quilt until I have borders on it, but here is a hint of the main part of the quilt.
And what oh what could I be doing with these?
I also made a start on a change mate for my sister-in-law, who is expecting her second baby in December.
I don’t know the gender of the baby, but though blue & chocolate can work just as well for a girl. Can’t it?
June 30, 2008
Well, I’ve had a productive weekend. We’ve made our son a sandpit, and I finally got around to cleaning my office out & turning it into (mainly) my studio. And with my own creative space, inspiration has hit, hard. Expect to see lots of new stuff in the next few weeks!
My Jacob’s Ladder quilt is progressing nicely, I have 6 blocks completed, out of a total 24, so I feel like I’m making real progress. Here’s a sneak peek at one block:
It isn’t as wonky as it looks, it’s just the way the photo turned out, and how the cropping went. The finished quilt will be 24 of these blocks, with 2 visual grids – one of the dark blue triangles, and an interlocked grid of the little red squares.
I’m quite happy with how it’s going, can’t wait to see the finished quilt!
June 15, 2008
24 hours on, and the fabric is cut!
One’s missing you say? After making up a mock-block to test the colour scheme, I wasn’t happy with the cream & blue fabric. The other fabrics are so rich that it looks stark, and very jarring when added into the block. So I’ll put that fabric away for another project, and head back down to the fabric shop to grab another – the one I’m thinking of is a lighter version of the dark blue print.
All up, it took about an hour & a half to cut all the fabric, being 196 yellow squares, 144 red squares, 96 green squares, and 96 dark blue triangles. Yay for rotary cutters! I’m now starting on the stitching, and am chain stitching the green & yellow squares at the minute. I’m planning on sewing all the pieces into their respective nine-patch segments, and the assembling of the blocks en masse.
June 14, 2008
I’ve been shopping!
Aren’t they yummy?!! The dark blue will be one triangle, and I am trying to decide whether to use the yellow, or the cream & blue for the other triangle. I’m about to cut the peices for one block, and see what they look like made up, then decide!
On the curtain front, they are completed, and DH has just ducked down to get some brackets to put the rail up. I’m hoping they’ll be hanging by lunchtime, and I’ll pop back with a photo of them once they are up.