I’ve been a bit craft crazed lately. Maybe that’s why when I did laundry last weekend, the piles resembled mountains! It had been a while.
I want to knit everything, spin everything and quilt everything. I’m even finishing some quilts. In July of 2011, I had the brilliant idea to make all of the quilts in the Living Large 2 book. I blogged my idea here. So, a bit more than three years later, I think I only have one quilt in the book that I haven’t made. I finished the largest one last week. The pattern is called Starlit Evening and Heather blogged about it here.
I had all of the blocks made and stashed in a container. I pulled them out and arranged everything on the floor. To be honest, I wasn’t feeling the love. Then I started putting it together. By the time I was finished, I was totally in love! And so was my sidekick.
This pattern is genius and it’s strip pieced!
The fabric line is Strawberry Fields by Fig Tree Quilts for Moda. I’m pretty sure I bought backing for this project. I just need to find it. I highly recommend all the patterns in this book. Heather is a genius! If you’d like to purchase the pattern, you can find it here.
I’m also back to painting furniture. I bought a sofa table for $50 on a swap and sell. I wish I’d taken a photo of it before I
killed it made it beautiful.
First I sanded it. Then I stenciled on the top of the table and the shelf on the bottom with cream paint. After that was dry, I went over it with a dark stain.
How cool is that? Then I primed the rest of the table.
Although the gray primer actually looks kind of cool, that wasn’t the look I was going for. Here’s the finished project. Yes, the garage is a scary place!
I really really love how this turned out. I brushed a bit of stain over the red and distressed it a bit. Then I rubbed a couple of coats of Minwax on it. Mission accomplished!
My idea for the project came from this post. What a great idea!
And what am I up to this week, you ask? I’m finally learning how to weave. I’m pretty sure my brain is about to explode. I had no idea how involved it is. Ask me on Friday if I want to add weaving to my plethora of crafty endeavors!
Now I’m going to go rest my brain to get ready for another day of weaving instruction.