Here's a quick quilt for a friend. Not entirely happy with the actual quilting aspect of it. My machine was having issues or there would be more quilting in the sashing. Ran out of time before our move. No pattern, just threw it together.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Fun and easy project. I've picked up doilies for 25 cents at yard sales. Just baffles me that something that tooks hours and hours of hand crocheting can be sold so inexpensively. Maybe some people would be aghast that I have now machine stitched it to a recently made pillow cover. I'm totally happy with the result. I'm sure I copied this from something I've seen online. It seems I'm not very original these days. In case my grandmother reads this, this doily is not the one crocheted by my great-grandmother. She can tell anyway, I'm sure. I have other, safer, plans for that one.
Sunday, November 7, 2010
I call this her Thanksgiving dress, but I couldn't wait until the holiday to let Carolina wear it. Started it Friday and finished last night. I used McCalls 6062. I really recommend the pattern. Super easy (necessary for me) and no zipper. I used fabric on my hand (borrowed from my mom's stash) and I bought the pattern on sale for $1 a few weeks ago. I can also call it my $3 dress ($2 for elastic). She loves it and that's what counts. Someday when we're not paying for two houses or maybe when I get my fabric stash out of storage I'll be able to do more.