Sunday, March 3, 2024

Plaid Quilt

I've been collecting these 6" squares for years, and it was finally time to assemble them into a quilt. There are at least two each pattern, but no more than four. There is one I didn't plan to use that only has three. After assembling 80 blocks, I decided I needed another row, but that was as big as it could get. Before we moved, I found the two fabrics I used for the front. One of my quilter friends suggested I incorporate somewhere to "rest the eye." I did buy some solid fabric, but I could not incorporate it into the design.I am very pleased with how it turned out, despite how busy it is. It was hard to find fabric to coordinate with so many colors, and both the wood grain and navy crosshatch are perfect. I am pleased with how pleased I am with it, given how much I loved the very different color palette of my last quilt.

Sunday, December 31, 2023

Embellished Felt Stocking

Amanda and I were able to exchange ornaments in person this year. We moved again this year, and she visited the area twice this year for work.

Sunday, December 17, 2023

Glitter Foam Snowflake

This ornament required a video tutorial, which is not my favorite way to learn, but I was pleased with the results. The tutorial does not include dimensions, but I started out with 3" squares. It does have a foam circle on the back, but I started out by gluing all the pieces to the back of the rhinestone, which I think made it easier and looks better. 

Sunday, December 10, 2023

Glitter Foam Tree

My glitter foam tree did not come out looking quite like the template I followed. I am not sure I used the same size circles, but it ended up looking much more tightly glued together.

Sunday, December 3, 2023

Glitter Foam Gnome

This year I focused on sheets of glittery foam as my medium of choice for the ornament exchange. I bought some last year but the ornament I tried to make did not end up working out. This gnome pattern was intended for felt, but it was easily adaptable to foam. Using a rhinestone-like gem for the nose made it lay flatter and goes nicely with the glitter. I have no idea how I would have cut a wooden bead in half.

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