365 Days Handmade

Making life a better place, one day at a time


Day 365/365: The Last Day of 2015

Thank you for reading and for all your support!  See you in 2016!

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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.


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.


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 306/365: The Strawberry Patchwork Quilt

Facebook does this thing where it will notify you of photos that you posted three years ago, two years ago, a year ago.  This morning it reminded me that one year ago, I shared this photo:


This is a patchwork quilt that I finished last October, using a combination of newly purchased fabric and a pink strawberry print that I’d been saving for years.  The back of the quilt is made with a Strawberry Shortcake cotton fabric that a friend of mine had given me several years ago.


The quilt is sitting on a shelf in the linen closet and I’d forgotten about it until today when Facebook reminded me.  Now that the weather is cooling down, I’ll have to bring it out of storage and enjoy it.


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Day 32/365: My First Completed Quilt


I knit a lot today.  I worked on finishing this second sock, and I added several more rows to this sweater.  The problem with knitting, though, is that it takes a lot longer to finish a knitted project than it does a crocheted project.  It took me about two weeks to crochet, join, and finish this afghan, but I’ve lost count of the number of hours I’ve already put into knitting the aforementioned socks and sweater.

Anyway, rather than show you photos of my two current WIPs with one of them looking like no progress was made, I am sharing a photo of my first quilt instead.  This is the patchwork quilt that I made in my Beginners Quilting class back in September and wrote about in this post.  And that is our deck that needs painting and where you can see this view.  Today was a really beautiful day with a clear blue sky and a flat, glassy ocean.  If you’re ever in town, let me know and we can visit on the deck and enjoy the view.  We’ll talk, knit, or crochet.  I’ll pour you a glass of iced tea.