I have been making 16-patch blocks here and there. Here's how things stand so far on the scrappy 16-patch quilt.
I'm not sure whether to add more to make it five blocks across by six down, or leave it as is. I'm not sure whether I love it yet, either. I mean, I like it fine, and once it's done I'll be happy to toss it over me while I watch TV, and that's good. I think it'll maybe grow on me.
You may recall the Key to My Heart quilt I made early in the year. It was recently gifted to my nephew Cody and Courtney's baby girl, Cali Jean, born a couple weeks ago.
What a cute little peanut she is, here with first-time grandma, my sister Nita:
And Cali below checking out her new quilt. "Oh, how beautiful!" she is cooing. Nah, she was just getting hungry, but I like her expression.
Norm went to the Renaissance Fair a couple weeks ago with friends. It was Steampunk weekend, and they dressed in full garb.
|Photo by Brian Schultz, via Flickr|
When the new washer and dryer went in recently, I took the old mid-century, parental cast-off table that sat next to the washer outside to be hosed off. It holds the laundry soaps and bleaches, etc.
This is after cleaning it, so you can see it's pretty worse for wear. But I left it in the garage for now, because I feel another furniture painting episode coming on. I'll probably use the tropical coral color on it, for better or worse (it sits in the basement where the sun doesn't shine). I'm going to prime it first and use a poly sealer after its painted, not wax.
But first, next week, I have to quilt and bind the second chevron quilt. That's been in a stall for a bit, but I have a self-imposed deadline which I intend to meet.
Another project I've committed to is making some kennel quilts for the animal surgery where my daughter works. She gave me a box of her "funky scrubs," with cute prints, that she can't wear anymore because they've gone to uniform scrubs. I've been pinning easy quilt ideas on Pinterest to make use of the upcycled fabric. Stay tuned.
Finally, I did a fun and quick little project last weekend, which took all of 15 minutes. I made a dry-erase board for my daughter, who we helped move to a new apartment on Sunday.
For all the new, um, information that comes to light that you have to write down (a favorite quote/scene from The Big Lebowski movie). I also put an extra blank sheet of light-colored scrapbook paper inside the frame in case she wants to make a change.
See the fine print on the board above for the how-to. I should probably add that your frame should have glass in it. Sort of a given, but you never know. This one was 8x10.