Friday, April 15, 2011

Quilt!

With the help of my buddy Sarah and her MIL, Grammy, this WIP quilt is totally pieced together and functional!!! It's been tied, but I still have some plans to hand-quilt... We'll see if I have the patience or ambition to complete that...

The squares are cut from ALLLLL sorts of different clothing materials. I think about half a year ago, Sarah and I went to a GIANT thrift store "Fill a paper bag for $2" clothing sale. I just started grabbing pieces that I like the pattern and color of and filled 2 bags! Much cutting and sewing later, THIS QUILT.


I also incorporated a lot of my embroideries that were just sitting around. I figured I'd enjoy them more this way :) Anyhoo, it's queen-sized and a bit wider than that, to boot.

Happy Friday! I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

P.S. I started using Pinterest this week, and I LOVE it! Does anybody else reading this use it too? Here's my link: http://pinterest.com/kiranichols

10 comments:

Tina said...

I have to say, I love the name of your blog. So does my 5yo dd. The first time I read your blog, I laughed out loud over the name, which my daughter then insisted on knowing what I was laughing about. Once clued in, she started laughing too. Now she randomly walks around the house saying "Oops, I craft my pants!"
I also love your blog itself! I keep thinking about making a quilt, but have not had the courage to give it a go yet.

thriftyfinn said...

I so needed this. Couple of months ago I got all efficient and began cutting squares for a quilt like this. I think I finished about 30 and then got all bored. Maybe, just maybe this is the prod on my buttock that I needed.

Mary said...

I love it! That is something I want to do one day...make a quilt. I've always wanted to sew, but I wanted to make something useful and quilts are so useful. What does WIP mean? And what do you mean by tied? Is there a way to make a functional quilt without actually quilting it?

Kira said...

Thanks for the comments, friends!

Mary, WIP stands for "Work in Progress" :) And tied means that it hasn't been technically quilted with a bunch of running stitches all over the place to keep it together. It's just been "tied" together in multiple places to keep the top, the batting and the bottom tacked together. If you look closely at the pics, there are little strings poking out at the intersecting corners of each square... Those are ties :D

Mandy said...

This looks awesome! I just love the colors :)

Jaclyn T said...

Pretty! I love that you incorporated your embroidered bits!
ALSO...you've been TAGGED!

AlwaysInspired said...

Congrats on your first quilt! Yay! I love that you put in your embroideries too. That will make is super special forever!

Jamie said...

Your quilt is gorgeous! I love all the different fabrics you used and incorporating your embroidery was such a great idea, wonderful job!!

messymama said...

Noo, I love your fishies! I'm sure you put these on Craftster too but I haven't had time to go over there for awhile. The names are so fitting and adorable.

I have resisted making a patchwork quilt for a long time because I was afraid it would look boring. Yours doesn't look the slightest bit boring! The colors look great. And yes, using your embroideries was the perfect touch.

I am a Pintrest addict. Best thing ever!

Layc64 said...

i found your site while searching for a ruby slippers quilt block. your name made me lol. i made my first quilt this year, a baby quilt. i am currently working on a twin size for my daughter to take when she leaves for college. i am an old broad and it is nice to see young people interested in quilting. happy new year!