Friday, 20 July 2012
Froogs versus the UFOs!
Hello Dear Reader,
I've actually managed to start and finish one quilt this week and it will be posted to 'Fishcake Random' over at 'The Frugal handmade home' as soon as I can. I thought I would share the back with you as it's made of two pillow cases (thrifted), which I have opened up and sewn together. I really like the bright pink and flowery back of the quilt. I've also managed to get dad's quilt laundered and put our sofa throw into the wash to make the most of the water and expense.
Every garden shot of mine has to have fire wood and scrounged pallets in it! My garden is really looking like Steptoe's yard and the tarp in the back ground is a hopeless attempt to keep the weeds under control. They've certainly won that fight!
On the right, is the cot quilt that I've finished and washed today. I've used the left over fabric from my quilting day, along with a jumble sale dress, donated shirts and bright yellow fabric from the jumble sale! There's also some fabric from the kind reader in America who sent me a huge box of fabric. It's lovely to be able to be generous in return and now make quilts I can give away!
Above is a close up of the baby quilt and Dad's quilt actually drying outside and they smell just lovely.
As one quilt is finished, I just have to start another. Some one is having a baby and that's excuse enough to me to make a quilt. All of this will be made from the lovely donated American fabric and I'm using the fun children's prints to make this quilt. So far, there's cowboys, cowboys boots, teddies, Easter chicks, kittens, veggies and rabbits. It's going to be a fun quilt! I have another UFO to do battle with tomorrow and then I will have cleared my back log of crafting endeavours and can get on with the exciting new projects!
So Dear Reader, over to you. What are you up to? What's being home made? Anyone making presents? Anyone making clothes? I look forward to all of your comments.
Love Froogs xxxx