making my own napkins and loving it


quilt retrospective
November 6, 2008, 9:01 pm
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a new post is long overdue, but i am ashamed to admit that i haven’t been crafting much in the past week.  the halloween costume was a creative success, if not such a popular one.  the closest i got to any sort of recognition was an amy winehouse waitress who said she wanted to squeeze my chicken hat.  but i had fun, both crafting the costume and wearing it off, so that’s all that really matters in the end.

since there are no new crafting projects happening at the moment, this post will be devoted to my first quilt, which i finished about three weeks ago.  it’s relatively small, about 52″x64″, so it’s not quite big enough to cover my rockin’ twin bed, but it works fairly well as a throw, and it’s cute as hell, so who cares if it’s too small.

i was surprised at how easy the whole process was.  i bought myself a rotary cutter and self-healing mat before i started, which wasn’t exactly cheap, but was so totally worth it that i would tell every potential quilter to get one.  i can’t even imagine if i’d had to cut out each of the god-only-knows-how-many squares with scissors, and they probably would have all ended up with crooked edges that would have made sewing  a nightmare.  anyway, the whole thing only took me a week, working usually a few hours a day (with even a day or two off in there), and the quilt actually turned out really well.  there are a couple of slightly wonky areas, especially where i tried to line up heavier and lighter weight fabrics, but what’s a quilt without a little wonkiness?

so here it is – apples and pears!

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if you’re wondering, the quilt has no batting, but is lined with polar fleece.  elaine gave me the idea, and i love it – so easy, and it makes the quilt super soft and cozy!

all in all, i’m quite pleased with myself.  the quilt is beautiful, and it means a lot to me that i made it myself and can enjoy it for a long long time.  i have a bunch of fabric lying around for quilt #2, but i’m not quite ready to rip that one out yet.  maybe once it gets a little colder here.


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I ❤ your quilt. had a crazy idea for future crafting: knitted animation!

maybe yours will tell the story of the best campaign video ever. knitted animated chicken costumed candidates! need i say more?

Comment by k:ra

[…] i saw some cute dog-inspired patterns at joann’s.  i had some polar fleece left over from my quilt, so i figured i’d make a little doggie quilt.  the quilt turned into a fully reversible […]

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[…] i saw some cute dog-inspired patterns at joann’s.  i had some polar fleece left over from my quilt, so i figured i’d make a little doggie quilt.  the quilt turned into a fully reversible […]

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[…] i made for dave and alli.  i was very pleased with how well it came out.  way less wonky than quilt # 1, which means i’m getting better!  […]

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