Happy Monday folks!
Annnnnnd welcome to December!!! Let the festive festivities begin!
I have another finish to show you all today of the quilty variety! (I also have a stitchy finish but I can't show it to you just yet!!!)
So without further ado I present a beautiful throw!
While I thought this would be more of a lap quilt, like my last one, it's actually more body sized and would be great to cuddle up on the couch with. I figure I will slowly make my way up to a full sized quilt... this one was hard enough to handle and it was much smaller than even a twin sized quilt.
I say the main reason I found this quilt difficult to finish is because of all the stippling I did. Swirls all over the blanket. And when I say all over I mean everywhere my little needle could go. And boy did it ever use some thread to do! So when I finished this quilt Sunday morning passed, I was happy to see it end, but also oh so pleased with the end result. All those hours moving my quilt this way and that paid off, and I have to say I love the effect stippling imbues.
Now it's on to the NEXT one :) I'm even thinking that maybe I'll sell some quilts. Not sure what the market is like for quilts but who knows :)
I also finished some placemats... again the stippling, but at a scale that was far more reasonable. Probably took me about a 1hr work from start to finish for each mat. Not bad for a beginner!
Again I really tried to optimize my fabric. I had about a metre and a bit to make some placemats out of. When all my calculations were done I realized I only had just enough fabric for 4 mats with binding made out of the same fabric (and that's using every inch of fabric... I mean it). I was a little disappointed that I didn't have enough to make a least 6... if only I had another fabric to use for binding....
I have another 3 projects I'd like to get done before Christmas on the quilty side of things. Not leaving much time for stitching I know - but I'll squeeze it in there some where at some point or I'll go insane.
I'm so ready for a break at this point... I feel like I spend EVERY evening doing something. I just want a couple of nights where I do nothing but veg on the couch... with my new blanket :)