Saturday, April 13, 2013

Winning, Recycling, and a Free Online Tutorial all Rolled into One Post

First-- look what I won from Quilt Taffy!
 Lovely little squares of Moda's Shades of Black that will soon turn into a baby quilt with a splash of red.  (Thank you, Quilt Taffy, not just for the fabric but also the regular introduction to so many good sewing ideas.)

So the first thing you do when making a baby quilt is sew up the matching stuffie, right?  Is it just me?
This cute little black bunny was made using Betz White's cashmere bunny tutorial found here and an old lamb's wool sweater I felted.  After reading Pam's (of Threading My Way) post on felting old wool items, I finally got brave enough to actually cut into the sweaters I had felted.  It worked!  The sweater material didn't unravel. 
Tonight I am putting together the first blocks for the quilt.  Shall post them in the morning!  This is so much more fun than the housework I'm supposed to be getting done.


  1. Congrats on the win! Majorly cute bunny you made and you know I love a good recycle!!

  2. Sewing, quilting and stuffy making are most definitely more fun than boring old housework - blech! Love the bunny - she's (I'm sure she's a she) quite sweet, and will make a lovely addition to the quilt you'll be finishing by ... tomorrow? ;)

  3. Yay!!! I'm so glad the felt didn't unravel on the cute bunny. Housework is highly over-rated. I avoid it as long as I can.