Remember the Diamond Blocks I was playing with? I kept marching on those, getting a bit better as I went:
I ended up doing 4 of the "Square in a Diamond" style:
I'm not quite sure what I'm going to do with them. Maybe placemats? A table runner? I don't know. The purpose was to learn the method - and I did enjoy learning! I was working with scraps and only have some of the center fabric.
We did a huge "garage makeover" that ended up taking quite a while. My husband was just going to reorganize and buy some new hanging system thingies. I made the mistake of saying that if he was going to take everything off the walls, I should paint. It ended up being a major over-haul, but my goodness, does it look nice in there now! One thing he came across was a desert camo rucksack cover that he was going to pitch. Ooh! I'll take it! After a couple cycles through the wash, I was ready to turn it into a nice quilt for the new carrier we bought for our pups. I mean, the fabric is so sturdy, it was just perfect!
I just left it in a solid piece, backed it in a pink camo, and put some simple quilting in:
I also tried doing the binding 100% by machine for the first time:
I sewed it to the back and brought it around to the front to stitch -- I think in the future, it would be better to do it the other way around. At any rate, the girls were thrilled with it:
For the record, Maggie wouldn't pose on the pink side of it. Honestly, that puppy cracks me up!
I will post again soon - promise!
Thanks for reading!
I love the Christmas blocks and think they would make great placemats. The girls really love their little quilt.ReplyDelete