Since I finished my first quilt, I've been busy completing a few UFOs and have started Joseph's quilt. I've also joined the Ice Cream Social, but I'll write about that in a separate post.
A set of placemats (four of six shown):
Softie Wheat-bag Friend:
I've made lots of knitted toys; this is my first sewn plushie. I think it was supposed to be a Christmas present; it finally got to its recipient on the weekend. The pattern is the 'Softie wheat-bag friend' from the 'Meet me at Mike's' book, compiled by Pip Lincolne. The pattern is well-written and easy to follow. It's stuffed with wheat kernels to make a nice warm friend! The fabric is mostly from Spotlight with a re-purposed Japanese hanky for the ears.
Do we really have to give it to Auntie Jeremie??
Cheery chicken potholders:
Joseph has claimed the other one as his own coaster; notice how it is perfectly aligned with 'his' new placemat:
Finally, I've made some sample blocks and then cut lots of strips for Joseph's quilt:
The fabric is Wheels from Riley Blake. I think it might be a bit busy and could do with some coordinating solids? Any thoughts?