January 20, 2008

Well I've made another kitty quilt with an old piece as it's basis:

I like it. And apparently so did my other kitty, Squeaky



Now that they've past the kitty test, time for the washer test. Both the red and this new "quilt" have double thickness of poly batt in them and I was wondering how they would launder, so into the washer and dryer they went today with me crossing my fingers and holding my breath. They faired the washer quite well in spite of its dogged determination to aggitate them apart. I popped them into the dryer and in no time, out they came




















PERFECT!

Well that was a good start to the day.

I had seen on one of the online shows a woman making a beautiful scarf by repeatedly sewing with rayon threads along a length of disolving stabilizer, then back and forth across the width. I thought I'd give it a try, but add bits of scrap fabric. I dove right in, but am now wondering if it will turn out. Here's a picture of it at the beginning


Here's a picture of it now

The shots were taken in different light - the first one is truer to the fabric colours. I'm not convinced that this will turn out well, in fact I'm beginning to doubt that it will, but I'll keep on it and see. Unfortunately, this week is a busy one at work, so I'm not sure how much time I'll have to work on it.


The picture behind my blog title is of a wall (it's changed now - see the picture here) on Queen's Park Circle - on of the University of Toronto buildings. I thought it was wonderful and would make a great quilt block - holyhocks in a vase. Another block to add to the list of wannadoos.


Keep your foot on the dogs.

1 comment:

Debra Spincic said...

I'm going to stop back later to see how the scarf comes out. I've had a similiar idea for awhile too.