Mar 20 2007

what i’ve been up to

Published by at 6:18 am under crafty,daily,photos

Since I had some time in between working myself to death and staying away from all things couch and computer related, I did get a few things done on my SEWING MACHINE! My mom sent me some cute fabric for a blankie for Jocelyn with little rabbits on them, along with the 4 cute little stuffed animals, a rabbit, a froggie, a bear, and a mousie, and the story of Peter Rabbit. I set to work!

I machine quilted a simple diamond pattern, and then bound it with a store bought pink bias binding. The quilting was easy, but the binding was definitely trickier. I chose a scallop stitch, and found that the blanket was so thick that it needed to be pulled along lest the scallops get too bunched together. Like this:

However, that led to my next problem, of pulling it through too fast, leaving loooooooooong scallops:

But I got it worked out most of the time:

All in all though, I’m pretty happy with the job I did :) Jocelyn received it with many hugs and kisses, and really, that’s all that counts, right?

(He’s such a good sport.)

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2 Responses to “what i’ve been up to”

  1. Mr. Crazymokeson 23 Mar 2007 at 4:48 pm

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  2. Hillyon 25 Mar 2007 at 3:31 pm

    I envy you! I have no skills when it comes to stuff like that. Sure, graphically on the PC I can be creative and fun but with my hands…pshawwww!

    It looks great!