I recently turned a bunch of random scraps into a protoquilt. The one above is a new bookshelf runner for my craft room.
Protoquilting is a term I’ve been using to describe my random projects that serve to practice quilting techniques that may one day be used for a king-sized mammoth quilt for our bed. Protoquilting is my rationalized pasttime because, really, the thought of creating and quilting a king-sized quilt on my little machine is a little terrifying. So, protoquilts. Cute and easy.
This particular protoquilt was quite inspired by this lovely baby quilt. I found myself enchanted by pebble quilting and thought I should give it a try. I love the way it turned out! And it feels really great in your hands. The beige comes from a skirt that I previously made and cut up. I like it much better now. And the finished product kind of matches my sewing machine cover.
Instead of holding it on my lap, it’ll be serving to keep the grit and water off of my bookshelf from these here plants.
* New year’s resolution: Learn how to take great care of a jade plant! (i.e., see how long I can make it keep living…)
Posted by robyn on February 1st, 2012 under crafts, sewing
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