I have been an amazingly busy girl and have been enjoying every moment of it. Unfortunately, I can be lazy and for some reason dragging out the camera can be a HUGE chore. The pictures are my downfall. Ah well.
I’ve been on a quilting kick as of late and wanted to share two projects. The first one is a dog bed (which sounds like a totally weird thing to quilt, but I can always find one of me pets resting on a quilt in my home).
I was feeling the need to quilt but didn’t want a big project, this satisfied my need quite nicely.
I used the same technique from this quilt, where I cut squares, sewed them together and then “crazy cut” them. I like the technique a lot and think it produces a sort of stained glass effect. I used a tiny navy dot as the border and sides and stuffed the whole thing with my husband’s old t-shirts.
The dogs and cats went nuts over it, maybe it was the smell of their Daddy!
Half-Assed Action Shot:
The second quilt is a fabulous one. I wanted to create something out of cheap materials that didn’t look cheap, I decided on vintage sheets from thrift stores. Pillow cases (which are $.50 to a $1) yield an amazing amount of fabric!
It’s compromised of 5.5 inch squares, nothing fancy for the top. The back is just one really pretty sheet with a simple floral pattern.
Close up of the squares:
Now, here’s the amazing thing about this quilt, the fabric cost me a total of $8. In quilting world, that’s amazing as fabric costs between $7-9 a yard and you need at least 3 yards for a back.
The other thing I really like about this is that sheets from the 50′s-60′s are a cotton/polyester blend. The polyester makes the fabric much more durable and keeps the material cool. It’s a perfect summer quilt!