Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Denim Dinosaur Quilt!

Hey hey! I'm back with pictures of my newly-finished denim quilt! Hurray!  It's bigger than my last one, and way too warm for August nights, but it could totally be used as a picnic blanket or something.

Tied again, because I am unwilling to try quilting denim and flannel on my machine for fear of breaking it.

The back is this cute dinosaur flannel I found for half off at joann's.

I was trying to get one of the dogs to come sit on it, but no-go.

All ready for a picnic!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Oh no, out of fabric!

Ran out of my snow fabric, so I have to order more. In the meanwhile, have a look at a quick proof-of-concept. I think it'll be great.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Another Project!

I continue to return from the wasteland to put down more pictures! I have decided to make a thing with some of the charm packs of a couple lines designed by this great lady, because while I like to look at them, I know this stuff is made to be used! So let's have some fun with it.

Here is my design! I have never tried to fiddle out a quilt from scratch before, it is kind of crazy. I super hope I have not accidentally stolen someone's quilt. It is a thing I will be paranoid over forever.

In progress blocks! The colors on all of these squares make me smile all the time, dang.

Framing them all in the Kona snow fabric. Solids abound aside from these squares.

No seriously, I adore these colors. And these blocks.

That'll do it for now! Hopefully I'll have more soon.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Denim Quilt Finish!

Woohoo! Finally, a finished quilt for 2013! Even if I'd told myself I wasn't going to start any new ones this year, a finish is a finish.

So when we last left me, I had just started sewing my big strips together and getting the flannel squares down. Here is the finished top, ready to sandwich!

Of course, something that big laying on the floor is bound to attract helpers. Bandit was concerned about the safety pins.

Asric really wanted to help, and tried to eat them in case it would make a difference to me while Bandit was off duty.

And finished! I forgot to take any pictures while I was tying it, oops. Tied with acrylic yarn that shifts between black and white, which I think is fine. I hope I tied everything tight enough that it doesn't come undone.

Not pictured: me immediately ripping the back of the quilt trying to get it off the fence. Erf.

The back is solid black flannel, and between it and the weight of the denim/flannel top it's fairly heavy and warm.  While it's not properly bed-sized, it's big and warm enough I've actually been able to sleep under it without my space heater turned on and not wake up cold! Brilliant.

This one isn't mine, but Mom was motivated to try and start on some little wall hangings with fabric she has ended up with from her grandma and aunt (my great grandma and great aunt). She wants to make an unspecified number of them to give to relatives, though who and how many and who gets what is dependent on how many she ends up with!

She's nearly finished with it now. I'm pretty proud of her for that.

And that's it for this quilting update! I wish I were back at work.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Denim Quilt Progress!

Not much to say this time, so I'll just hand off some pictures! Yay!

The bottom of the strips is hitting the floor, so I'm pretty content with the size. Tomorrow I will have the top finished, I hope!

Thursday, January 31, 2013

January Picture Roundup!

It's the end of the month, so let's do a picture roundup! Things I did this month I may or may not have said anything about.

Too many pictures, so under the cut for safety.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Friday, January 25, 2013

I'll just start posting everything, that'll help, right?

I figure if I just keep posting whatever little thing comes to mind, eventually I'll be in the habit of posting and then I'll be able to start thinking about consistency of topic. Right now I'm going for consistency of posting.

That'll work, right?

So over the past few months I've started reading the webcomic thing Homestuck. It's long and complicated and also absurd, but I kind of dig it. John continues to be my favorite kid, even though it has been a while since he's done much of anything, so I made him float.

It's entirely likely I just really like his long stupid hood, but what can you do. Someday I'll figure out what I'm doing wrong to make the nasty white pixels go away.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

A Scribble kind of Day.

Continuing to try and post here more, even if it's to post silly scribbles of myself and a friend as monsters.

Sometimes he makes me sing silly songs to him via AIM, which is probably the worst way to sing a song, but whatever. You do what you have to.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Oh wow, it HAS been a while.

It must be January again, I'm skulking back to try and dust this place off again. I always feel terrible about not keeping up with this place, but when you're too dumb to not stress out about everything, this is pretty much the first thing to drop. I'm sorry.

In the past six months, I have gone back to work, moved to nights, moved to days, changed departments, moved back to nights, came back to days, and am once again on the verge of being laid off. In non-work related things, I started three quilts and finished none. I had to put down my seventeen year old cat due to liver failure. I had two friends visit me during the fair. I left my lights on while we were at the fair once and had to get my car jumped. I began to slowly develop a taste for single glasses of hot tea. I replaced my ailing laptop with a desktop once again. I tried to pick up knitting again. Over Christmas I lost my grandfather due to kidney failure after his MS attacked his kidneys. 

I've had better stretches of six months.

This year I would like to try to get back into the swing of things here, though that probably involves figuring out what that entails exactly. It's always been good for me to have some sort of thought depository, and this seems as good a place as any. Hopefully I can get a schedule set and followed along with, and I can get back into art again. I miss it.

I'll leave you guys tonight with a picture of my sister trying on some spring green jeans. She thought they were a joke. She has since fallen in love with them and now owns a pair. I am jealous.