Last week I made this table topper or trivet. I cut the diamond shapes from woolen sweaters that I had felted in the washing machine and stitched them together using a small zig zag. This pattern is known among quilters as ‘baby blocks’ – very effective, isn’t it?
Yesterday I made a smaller version that is now for sale in my Etsy shop. Here is a detail:
The back is made from a piece of felt from another sweater:
It would look great under a vase or a bowl – a perfect house-warming gift. It can also be used as a mouse pad.
I have a lot of felt left, so am going to try and make some more ‘trivets’ (strange word…). There are some more quilt blocks that I think would look very good in felt!
Well, the school fete is over for this year… I was exhausted last night – we also had a gymnastics carnival and my youngest son’s 7th birthday this weekend – but it was fun. Surprisingly I sold t-shirt yarn, eyeglass cases, word art cards and Dutch Houses, but no pencil rolls! So I am in the process of adding the pencil rolls I showed here last week to my Etsy shop, where I have created a new Pencil Rolls section. The shop will be getting a bit of a make-over in the next few weeks, but I will write more about that later.
Today was an unusually cold and wet day here in Brisbane, but spring has definitely sprung – look at that jacaranda on the other side of our street! Hurray, my favourite time of the year is here!
This sweet and simple baby quilt (100 x 75 cm) was made with some squares that were left over from another project. The backing is a red and white polka dot fabric. Perfect for a little girl! It will be for sale at the Family Fun Day (fete) at Wooloowin State School on Sunday 15 September.
My kids’ school, Wooloowin State School in Brisbane’s inner north, has its annual fete on Sunday 15 September (which coincidentally is also my youngest son’s 7th birthday). They asked if I would like to have a stall at the fete and of course I said yes! I have been busy making small items for the fete and am especially enjoying making pencil rolls.
I went through my fairly extensive fabric stash looking for fabrics that would make a nice pencil roll and found quite a few!
I have been making some more stuff for the fete – will show it in the next few days.