Saturday, December 26, 2015

Superhero quilt

I made my first "real" quilt. I've made 2 for myself, but this is the first one I've made with free motion quilting and binding. I thought for my first free motion quilt, I should make a smaller size, and for someone who won't care much about the craftsmanship. So I made a twin size for my nephew. It took maybe one and a half or two weeks, shorter than I expected. I gave it to him for Christmas (yesterday). He likes superheroes, Star Wars (which he's never seen), Paw Patrol, and Ninja Turtles.

Here he wears it like a cape.

I found the pattern for it here.

I did a meandering stitch over the whole quilt except for the grey corners of each block, which I outlined with an attempt at stitching-in-the-ditch. The free motion quilting wasn't as bad as I expected. It was harder to control than I expected (I forgot to take pictures of my attempts at free-motion quilting straight lines around the grey diamonds - they were pretty bad), but in the end it didn't look as horrible overall as I thought it would. (Even considering the horribleness of my straight lines.)

Rainbow crinkle quilt

I'm pretty sure I never posted this yet. It's my completed crinkle quilt that I mentioned here and here. I don't have a picture of the full quilt, but here are some pictures of it hanging on the clothesline.

And here's a panorama shot of it. The background got all weird, and the quilt width is weird in some places, making it look stretched or warped. That's just because it's a panorama shot.

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Dinosaur slippers

I made a pair of slippers from a tutorial and free pattern on Lauren E. Fabrications. Hers are made of canvas and lined with fleece. Mine are also lined with fleece, and the outer sole is canvas, but the upper parts are flannel. I had just enough of my favorite dinosaur flannel left to make these. (I even had to piece scraps together in one place, but you can't see it, because it's in the section that's overlapped by another.) I would've liked to make them so I could wear them as actual shoes, but I don't have anything sturdy enough to make soles.