Monday, 2 February 2015

Monday Makers! #24

Hi all!
How was your week? Mine was pretty good! I made another baby size quilt top with the same pattern that I used to make the Sweet Darling quilt top. I won't be able to show you the quilt tops yet as these are for the introduction of a new pattern which will be released by the Fat Quarter Shop soon. The pattern is quite simple and fun to make. You can whip up a queen size quilt in a day!
I will buy some backing fabric tomorrow for both and will try to finish them as quickly as possible.
I used only solids for the second quilt.
I love these colours. They look so good together; especially on a quilt top :)
From both projects, I was left with 67 pieces of colourful, 4.5 inch triangles.
I am thinking about ways of using them. I came up with this placement after a ten minute play on the design wall.
I imagined a few lines like this floating on a solid base. There are many other designs you can make with triangles; I just don't know what to do. Would you mind sharing your suggestions with me? It doesn't have to be a quilt.

I also experimented cutting my son's hair yesterday. His hair was so long that I was able to make a decent length pony tail! So, after I gave him a bath, I sat him in front of me with his ipad, aka concomputer LOL, and got on with cutting. I normally trim my own hair so I didn't struggle with cutting his at all. 
Because I loved his hair long, I didn't cut it super short. This was his first ever hair cut and I am happy that I did it. I also kept some of his (baby) hair as memory. I need suggestions as to how to keep it; maybe sew a little pouch and keep the hair inside?

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Share with me what you did last week and what new projects you are starting today.
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  1. I am glad to hear you had a good week! I was busy, too, and I hope to have a bit calmer time starting on Tuesday (I am traveling to visit in-laws). I like the layout you put on the design wall, that would be nice with different length drips, if you can envision what I am saying.

  2. I like Yvonne's idea of the triangles dripping down. Reminds me of the icicles at my window just now! I also spent the weekend doing baby quilts, coincidentally, and posted one WIP to your links. And you sweet boy's hair--I think of when started doing just the same 25 years ago. All 5 children and dh are still getting homemade haircuts. You gain skill as they grow, so it works out perfectly. Enjoy your time with him being a little guy.

    Julie @ Pink Doxies

  3. Love the colours of those solids - Yvonne's idea sounds great!

  4. Oh how funny - I was going to second Yvonne's idea, but now it seems I'm 4thing it instead, LOL! Colourful drips - adorable! I also thought that maybe the triangles could be used for HST's to make friendship stars - that's a simple but really pretty block :)

    Your little guy is a sweetie - I did haircuts for my boys too, but I had clippers and buzzed them --- bzzzzzzzzzzz bzzzzzzzzzz bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz :D They both keep their hair super short and usually buzz their own now as adults :)


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