Weekend Adventures with Fabric

I spent this weekend working on projects, and have several finished objects to show for it.  Two of my projects were a baby quilt and a baby blanket for my soon-to-arrive nephew.  All of the fabrics that I used are cotton flannel from Connecting Threads.  I especially love the Yosemite fabric, which I used as the quilt top.  I also couldn't pass on the blue and brown plaid for the baby blanket.

Baby Quilt
Baby Blanket

I also finished the border on a rug hooking project that I recently completed.  I purchased this project as a kit from Designs in Wool on Etsy.  I tried several different ways of finishing the edge before I settled on a method that I liked.  I discovered this approach to edging while taking a look at the ever-inspiring Karen Kahle's blog.  Her work is absolutely stunning, and this finishing technique is brilliant.  Rather than using fabric strips to finish the edge on my project, I opted to use a handdyed silk noil yarn.  Because this project is meant as a piece of decor and not a rug, I am not concerned about how the silk will hold up over time.  I just love this little pumpkin!

Pumpkin Mat

Posted on November 16, 2014 .