The back was put together with 2 yards of one of the Children at Play fabrics and some random piecing on my part. I know that this quilt was going to require 5 yards for backing but for some reason I thought I'd just buy 2 yards and piece the back (5 yards is expensive!). In hindsight I'd buy the 5 yards and save myself the trouble later. Besides, I ended up buying just as much by the time it was said and done!
A close up of the fabric. I love it.
And from this angle I decided it was awfully hard to part with. Good thing I don't have a little boy living here!
Ah yes, the sprocket pillows. I made a few of them for various friends (and Logan). I used the Cluck, Cluck, Sew tutorial and they came together beautifully, of course!
A also made another quilt (Made in 2011 No. 14, I think?). I used a fabric line called 'Etchings' which I originally found in Sister's for Mark's Mom's quilt. I liked it enough I bought a 10" layer cake to make another quilt for my sister-in-law, shown below. I sort-of made a disappearing 9 patch pattern - although it is a bit more crazy than that. I put it together using Cluck, Cluck Sew's Apple's quilt for inspiration and using a stack-n-whack methodology. Sorry if that doesn't make sense, it is the best way I can think of to describe it.I quilted this one myself with a random, all over stitch. I thought it looked so nice with my tree in the background.And I almost thought it looked like a Christmas quilt! Good thing there was some grey in it, too.One of my few non-sewing projects was this 'puppet theater' that I made for my dear little friend, Bekah. I purchased the .pdf download from Sarah Jane Studios for the Nutcracker Puppet Theater and cut out each piece (there are TWELVE characters) and assembled them. I may not have designed this but the cutting & assembly still made a handmade gift. And I'm hoping to make one for Allison next year! I really don't think a cereal box ever looked so cute!I also made another quilt top with the fabric I found in Sister's for Mark's Mom. I had intended to finish it myself but after seeing how well the double hour glass came together I decided this quilt needed to go to a professional quilter. This quilt will likely be my Finished in 2012 No. 1. I'll just give a peek for now. It was made using another Cluck Cluck Sew tutorial for the double hour glass.
I also made my very crafty little sister a pair of customized scissors. I actually made her two pairs using this tutorial. They turned out okay, but I learned that this craft ideally uses multi-colored paper with a small pattern on it. I made another pair for my friend at work, Karlee, and they turned out great, I just didn't get a picture. Oh well, live an learn. I figure this way Brittney will always know which scissors are hers around the church office!
Finally, I made a pair of tree pillows. The one above used the last of the scraps I had from the quilt I made for my little friend, Bekah. So I gave it to her Mom, of course. And that meant her Mom needed to buy some more matching pillows. And that means I'm her Dad's favorite person right now (kidding, of course! I am good at getting my friend, Jodi, to spend money, though!). And I made the one below for my sister-in-law Hannah. I was a little worried it looked a bit too much like a peacock. But Mark convinced me he would have never thought 'peacock' if I hadn't said anything so I figured I could give it to her. So I did. And she has requested another one. Good thing I have plenty of scraps and Kroon Day is coming soon! I used yet another Cluck Cluck Sew tutorial for this one. These pillows came together super quick & easy!