365 Days Handmade

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Day 334/365: The Shabby Chic Quilt, aka My Favorite Quilt

This morning, Facebook reminded me that I shared this photo on my timeline a year ago today.

11.31.2015

This is the third quilt that I made after I took a beginner’s quilting class last year.  I’d pulled the pink striped fabric and the green gingham print from my fabric stash, but it took me a few weeks of searching various fabric shops until I came across that perfect accompanying print of flowers against a yellow background.

For the backing, I used a flannel print that I’d purchased around 2003-2004, when we’d just moved to Ventura.

11.30.2015b

I love the color combination of this quilt, and the flannel backing is so soft and comfy.  I use it all the time when I’m lounging on the couch.  The only problem is that it’s not very large, so my feet stick out from underneath if I pull it up to my chin.  I think about making another quilt with a flannel backing, but I’ve got so many other projects I’d like to complete.  So many projects, so little time!  I am glad to see among my fellow bloggers that this is a perfectly common feeling.

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Day 322/365: Mitered Squares… Pillowcase?

11.18.2015

So here is my progress on the knitted mitered squares blanket.  It currently measures 23″ by 15″.  I have to be honest with you– I’m not sure where I’m going with this thing.  Should I just turn it into a slip-on cover for a throw pillow?  Make it a baby blanket?  Set it aside and work on something else?

I am really trying to resist starting a new project since part of the reason I started this blog was to get myself to finish all of my works-in-progress by the end of the year.  There are only about 43 days left in 2015…


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Day 316/365: Mitered Squares Blanket in Progress

Last December, I made a sort-of New Year’s resolution that I would complete all of my knitted and crocheted projects in 2015 and put an end to the assorted WIPs cluttering my home.  The problem is that I didn’t resolve not to start any new projects in 2015.  And a couple of weeks ago I took a class in knitting mitered squares and couldn’t resist starting a new project.

So here it is, less than 50 days away from the end of the year, and I wonder how many squares I will be able to knit and whether I will have a baby blanket or an adult-sized afghan to bring into 2016.

11.12.2015