Monday, July 17, 2017

Red + Blue Patchwork Quilt

Rolled Oats Quilts
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rolled oats quilts
patchworkI've been using the summer break to finish some projects that I'd started. Last week I finished this patchwork quilt. So fun! This one is for a cousin of mine who is a talented artist. Aaron carves pieces in jade / pounamu and gave me a lovely jade necklace when I was visiting last year. I wanted to make him and his family something and this lap quilt is what I came up with. Have a great day!

Monday, July 10, 2017

Cobblestone scarf

purl soho

Hey! Check out this scarf I've made. It's for an Aunty who lives in Windy Wellington, NZ. She told me that one time she got out of her car, her scarf blew off and she never got it back. Whew! Turns out I'll be travelling down there soon so I can give it to her in person. Have a great day!

Pattern - Cobblestone Scarf from Purl Soho
Yarn from Stitch House Dorchester

Monday, July 3, 2017

Patchwork Quilt

Hi there. I recently finished this patchwork quilt for my youngest. He loves to cuddle up with a blanket so I had an excuse to make this. It took me a while to make because I've been making bags and knitting! Stay tuned...

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Quilted Tote Bag

I made this bag! Pattern is the Madras tote from Noodlehead with an interior pocket added for fun. Instead of canvas, I quilted the lining and exterior pockets. I'm looking forward to making more quilted totes. Thanks for tuning in!

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Painting and Verse Frames

Well, summer is over and I've been making things! This painting was something I whipped up a few weeks ago. It is paint on canvas fabric in blues and white with specks of gold framed it in a big IKEA frame. 
I've  also been working on verse frames after a friend taught me how to make them. This one was quick and easy ...
I really had to persevere with this one (haha!) It's still not perfect and I may redo it with a smaller font. The frame was solid wood that I painted cream and distressed a little. Thanks for popping in!

Monday, August 8, 2016

Braided Tee Shirt Rug

tee shirt rug

rolled oats rug

rolled oats craftSummer has been busy over here. We've been camping, at two summer camps and on lots of outings to the park. Meanwhile, I made this braided tee shirt rug. I followed this tutorial - something I saw a while ago and always wanted to try. Like it? What have you been making?

Monday, July 4, 2016

Shibori Dyed Quilt Top

dye quilt top
Happy 4th of July! I have been humming and harring about this quilt top and finally decided to dye it. I wanted to take some focus off the orange (think I've accompolished that haha!) I used a shibori dyeing method to dye a corner of it. The process was messy but fun. 

I am surprised at how well the quilt top handled being washed and dyed. One of the benefits of making something out of scraps is that you can experiment like this and see what happens. Can't wait to show you the pieced back..