I love the look of the rag "look". I've made several purses, baby doll diaper bags, baby doll blankets and a few baby blankets. This is the first lap quilt that I made. The worst part is making the cuts on the seams and around the border. I think it took longer to do that than to do all of the sewing. :) I love the Americana look and am very pleased with it. It needs to be washed a few times yet to look "raggy". I purchased most of the fabrics at JoAnn's.
Squares are 5 1/2"
Batting 3 1/2"
1 inch seams
1 1/2" around the outside
12 rows with 8 squares each
I enjoy helping local organizations typically from behind the scenes by donating items needed. Sometimes it's as simple as saving items that I'd typically throw away or recycle. I also enjoy using my skills to make needed items as well.
This is a batch of items I made for Lil Miracles Pregnancy Resource Center (not including the doll). I met Debbie when she first started and have had the privilege of watching it grow in leaps and bounds. They are now a 501c3 and definitely an asset to our community.
This batch included around 30 burp cloths, 6 blankets, 8 pairs of mittens, 2 rice bags, around 30 door latch covers, some coupons and baggies. I'd use scraps from other projects, along with cleaning out my fabric stash and buying remnants at JoAnn Fabrics. Our local JoAnn's closed recently, so I may not be donating as often, but it's something I very much enjoy.
I made afghan's for my granddaughters last year. I didn't get a picture of the other one for some reason. It's the same pattern, except for turquoise in place of the pink. The girls picked out the yarn colors that they wanted. I love this pattern!! I use it all of the time. I've also used it to make scarves and baby doll blankets.
These are a couple of wedding cards that I made last fall. I rarely go to weddings and it just so happened that they were on the same day. I went to the wedding of the first one and stayed for a little bit of the reception, then to the reception of the second one that was 45 min away. I wish I could have attended both weddings and been able to stay a little longer at each one. I love going to weddings.
My daughter asked me this week to make a Sensory or Fidget Blanket for one of her clients with Alzheimer's. This is what I came up with. I just use things I already had on hand. I used this blog post I found on Pinterst for the basic idea.
It's 20" square. The top is cotton and the back is corduroy.
One of my friends is a wine lover, so this is what I did for her birthday this year. I gave her a mission last year to help me find one wine that I liked. She was successful. I'm not an alcohol fan, so it wasn't an easy task and it's still the only one I care for. I don't have the link where I got the pattern for the wine bag. Pinterst wasn't working, so I had to search for a pattern and wasn't able to pin it.