Monday, February 18, 2013

Circuit Board Table Runner

My son Jeff's birthday is Valentine's Day. He is an electrical engineer, so for part of his present I made him a circuit board table runner.

The walls in his kitchen and dining room are orange and his appliances are stainless steel, so I used orange and gray fabric in the runner.

I found some circuit board fabric at Connecting Threads to use for the back and in some of the blocks on the front.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Double Pinwheel Hot Pads

Many years ago, Jenny found some fabric she liked and I volunteered to make her something using the fabric. I even bought coordinating solids to go with the print. It's been a running joke for a long time....was I ever going to use the fabric. Finally, I made seven pair hot pads using the print for the backs. Jenny and Ang each got a pair for Valentine's Day and the others are going to be prizes for a shower for my nephew and his fiance.   Below is a photo of the backs of the hot pads.

I used a double pinwheel tutorial  found on Pinterest to make the fronts of the hot pads.  The hot pad on the right, below, is the double pinwheel.  The one on the left was made from the pieces leftover from the double pinwheel.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

All Bundled Up Snowman

Last year I purchased this pattern "All Bundled Up" by The Wooden Bear Quilt Designs.

The pattern made a 12" X 12" quilt.  I wanted something bigger so I enlarged the pieces and my quilt is 17.5" X 17.5".  Of course I changed all the colors too.

I don't knit so my sister-in-law, Kathryn, kindly gave me yarn scraps for the hat and scarf.

The scarf fringe is chenille yarn.