I made a World Map Quilt for my parents using this color pallet for Christmas, and my sister and her husband hired me to make one for their family as well.
This quilt is gargantuan (king sized: 102″x88″). I scouted out the tallest fence I could find, and still, it came up short. But when it comes to quilts, bigger is better. Almost always.
My bed is only a queen, but I couldn’t resist trying it on for size… so basically there’s a bunch of extra quilt on the far side just drooping onto the ground ;) I kinda like how the map isn’t super noticeable at first glance when it’s on the bed. What do you think?
As much as I hate to part ways, I’m very pleased to say that this beaut is on on it’s way to a wonderful home.
the tragedy is, it’s usually a mess because I have too much to do.
I love world maps. I had looked into buying a large roller map for above the couch, but couldn’t seem to find one that fit our home and budget. When I decided to make one of my own, I went through several different design ideas. Am I the only one who always has to draft my ideas over and over again before I feel ready to execute? Anyway, originally I wanted to applique the continents onto the quilt, then I came up with this insane, headache-inducing, overly complicated design to piece together a map of the world. I was ready to try it out when I saw this. Change of plan, hold my horses, back to the drawing board. This was going to be a pixelated quilt. And I’m SO happy that it is!
I’m going to be selling these in wall hanging, queen, and king sizes. For the time being, they’ll each be one-of-a-kind color schemes, because it’s more exciting that way. If you’re interested in details email me at yellowspool @ gmail.com
This year, rather than trying some complicated egg-dying trick, I decided to bring the meaning of Easter into it. (This sort of reminds me of our nativity.)
All you need are hard boiled eggs and letter stamps.
TIP: Make sure your eggs are at room temperature before stamping. The cold/moisture from being in the refrigerator may make the ink spread.
Yesterday I showed you the inspiration for this project, and today I give you the pocket quad, as the title so states. I chose to use mine to liven up a simple tee, but they’d be fun on anything: a backpack, skirt, apron…
Simple enough, so let’s skip the jabber and get right to it!
pack of plan t-shirts
1. Keep one t-shirt in tact, and use the other to cut up into pockets. Mine are 5″ squares.
2. Sew bias tape around the edges of each pocket.
3. Mark pocket placement onto the t-shirt with a pencil and ruler. It helps to keep something flat inside the shirt while you do this, like a cutting mat, cardboard, or a cutting board.
4. Use the pencil markings as your guide, and sew each pocket in place, leaving the top open (obviously) and back-stitching at the beginning and end for reinforcement.
You can never have too many pockets. It’s FUNctional. Yes, I said it.