Saturday, April 10, 2010

March Block of the Month

Soren has asked for this quilt when it is done, which makes me so happy.  The Target Star Wars Clone Wars comforter on his bed is super cool, but I think the polyester fabric is scratchy.  And if nothing else (competently made, for example), at least it will be soft!

This is the "Liberated Basket" from Collaborative Quilting.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Jason's Upcycled Cashmere Sweaters - Part 1

Stella is modeling the latest in cashmere sweat gear!  Her headband was once the lovely v-neck of one of Jason's now obsolete sweaters, soon to be a baby blanket.  Note the pile of cashmere fuzz to the left of her chair on the floor... 

The blanket itself will be made of the felted sweaters in 5 inch squares (as seen next to Soren to the left, 74 squares or so, 2 X 3 feet, two sided).  I pass the sewing baton on to one of Jason's other crafty friends now, but I'm happy I got to do the cutting!

I have to say it did pain me at first to maim all of those cashmiracles, but in the end I think this will be a much better life for those sweaters than them sitting in mothballs while he basks in Middle East heat.