Hi All! Just thought I'd give an update on my previous WIPS and the new stuff I'm working on now. First, a little embroidery:
I managed to finish this tea towel in time to check a few months off the calendar! I love this pattern and I like the way the colors came together on it. It's going to get framed, along with some other tea towels, in my craft room.
This next project, I did not blog about at all while I was making it because it was a gift and you just never know! I made a baby quilt for some friends. I had bought this fabric a while back, just because I thought it was adorable and knew that I would find something to make with it. I actually used a bit when I made this project bag for myself. It worked perfectly for a baby quilt. I found a couple of organic cottons to mix with it at Joanns and a nice soft baby flannel for the back side so that the new little bundle would have a soft side to just cuddle. I liked how bright and happy these colors are:
The new baby's name is Adelaide, hence the "A" I embroidered to personalize it a bit. I love making baby quilts. You get to use the cutest fabrics and the project always comes together pretty quickly. I almost always use a play on this basic pattern. It works great for a baby shower gift if you want to have everyone fill out a fabric square with best wishes for the new mom and baby and then sew them up together.
Another project I started and finished before it hit the blog was this sampler:
This is a pattern that I designed and I plan to share in my next post. I'm thinking to do a bit more detail in the orange flowers but haven't really decided yet.
The projects that are now "Works In Progress" are this cowboy boot embroidery pattern that I am planning to use for a bigger "Cowgirl Quilt" down the road:
I also have a fairly worn out sweater that I thought would be good to try a little crewel embroidery. I've wanted to work on embellishing a sweater for a while and what better time than as we head into Fall? I have a bunch of inspirational ideas saved on my Pinterest page here. My favorites are this, this and this. These are the colors I have to make a plan with - we'll see how inspiration strikes:
My last planned project is a snuggly cowl that will hopefully be done in time for the first Fall chill:
This is from the Crochet Boutique book which has a ton of great projects and I think that hot pink yarn is going to be really cute as a cowl.
I guess I have plenty to do! It's always a little hard to change gears each season but we are soaking up the last of the Summer weather before we get ready to move into Fall.
I hope everyone has a lovely Labor Day weekend!