Jakob’s Quilt, Finally complete!

So Here has been my work in progress for months. I’ve been working on it during the week at night, and Sat mornings.

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I am SO over this typing thing right now. So… I’ll let the photos speak for themselves.

cuttin brown border pieces


cutting back fabric




I used Mountain Mist batting. It was large enough piece that I was able to fold it in two, and double layer it. Warm!


I decided to try some Quilt Basting Spray. Worked really well and it was easy to reposition!

sticky sticky batting


added some pins for stability as well.


small machine... small quilt. Anything larger, i'd need a larger machine




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So in between the above photos, and the below photos, you’ll notice steps are missing. I cut the seam binding from the stripey fabric, and embroidered a nice tag for the bottom right of the quilt back. Quilt is complete!

Here are the finished photos. I DO have cell phone pictures of these missing moments, but i figured I’d spare you the all terrible fuzzy, blurry eyestrain.

You are welcome. :)

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The baby’s due date is January 21st. So I planned on having the quilt finished by then. Suddenly, a baby shower was announced. It took place Dec. 5th). I knew i wanted the quilt done by then. (And i did it! Whee!)

I’m really happy with how it turned out. With my first quilt under my belt, i look forward to many more. :)

Have a Lovely Week!
And Happy Christmas Shopping!
And Drive Safely in the Snow!

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Crochet Update!

A few months back or so i posted about buying this : I Taught Myself Crochet.. then i got some yarn and some motivation. I’ve been tinkering and poking and trying out different stitches and i’m finally excited to show off my first completed Granny Square!


It’s made up of 8 chain stitches, slip stitched together, then rows of 3 and 6 treble (triple) crochets separated by a chain stitch. :) I’m proud of myself for learning and knowing what those stitches mean. i can read patterns now! some are very intimidating: for example: ch 69, dc 2, ch 2, hdc, 4, tc, 2, ch 5, turn, tr 4, hdc, 2, tuck ends. That’s not a real pattern, just random instructions. But, what the hell does that mean? i can NOW tell you!. :)

i am planning on making 2 blankets. One for a little boy i know, and one for a baby on the way *possibly* a little girl! Fingers crossed!

i’ll keep you updated on progress! The baby is 8 months away… so i need to do about 3 squares a month to be finished. Seems pretty easy considering that brown square only took 4 hours total. 4 hours is alot for a beginner, but i’m getting better. the less i think about it, and just move my fingers and wrists, the better it looks. it gets wonky when i try to control it took much. Wonky..i like that word. :)

I like crocheting, and i like making granny squares. There’s something almost calming just sitting on the couch surrounded by soft yarns. :) Also, I’m obsessed with this Flickr group. And THIS one! Such amazing work!

it’ll be a while before i can crank out one of these by myself!

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LOVE these colors!

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Well, take care! T.G.I.F… finally!

Boye Crochet Kit!

I bought myself this:

and a whole lotta this:

and i hope one day to make myself one of these:

or one of these in my size!:

wish me luck! i’ll post up my progress. :) I’ve been waiting for my yarn to come in the mail.. trying to learn Slip stitches and single crochet stitches with ribbon doesn’t work so well! USPS tracking confirms its at my house! When i get home from work today… it’s on! This Easter weekend, i am in full grandma mode. :)