Tuesday, November 11, 2014

keep calm craft on [crafting on]

It has been much too long since I linked up with Nicole at Frontier Dreams for a Tuesday crafting post. But I have been crafting up a storm lately, mostly sewing, and when I haven't had time to actually be sewing, I have been scheming and dreaming about it. I always feel a strong urge to once again take up crafting when the temperature drops and winter settles in, and this year was no different. I have so many projects I want to start, and way too many started already that it was almost hard to chose what to share this week.

Last week on Instagram I shared some bonnets I've been working on lately. I have more to share about that in another post, today I'm focusing on a little play mat/quilt I finished for Raina recently.

I used scrap blocks from a quilt I made for my niece two years ago and some extra minky I had for the back. I quilted it myself, which was an interesting experience since I was too impatient to wait until after I could run to the store for a walking foot. There is quite a bit of puckering in a few places but it was a great learning experience and it just adds to the charm. I also machine quilted the binding on, which I figured was just fine for a play mat.

I love how it turned out and it's nice to have something that's thick, soft and cozy for her to play on, especially during the winter on our cold floors!

KCCO link up: "The act of creating, in one form or another, preserves my sanity amongst the chaos of life. This explains why I always have more than one project going at a time as well as why my housework tends to fall behind." - Frontier Dreams


  1. I love your play mat - gorgeous colours!

  2. Looks like your play mat is being enjoyed very much! I love a patchwork. Have a good week! Found you on Frontier Dreams.

  3. oh I wish I could sew or knit or something equally awesome like that. I'm going to have to learn before too long! What a beautiful little play mat.

  4. How precious! I LOVE the quilt!!!

  5. Beautiful! Great job!