When I’m off work, it’s not all keening and rocking in the corner or punching holes in walls. I do have hobbies.
This was my first full sized quilt. It’s not perfect, but it’s seen lots of use.
I used high loft batting (wrong) and very inexpensive fabric for this, but it’s held up well.
This is the exact opposite of the 9 Patch. I have more than $200 in fabric in this quilt. It was a gift from me to me, since I rarely treat myself to luxuries.
I used the felt type of batting for this and it’s super warm without being heavy.
The Gay Pride
I raised my children to be politically correct. Fat lot of good it did me.
One night my daughter called me and asked what I was doing. I said I was working on a quilt.
She said, “You’re gay. You should be out with your friends.”
I said, “But it’s a really cool quilt. I designed it myself. It’s a rainbow.”
She said, “Queers like rainbows.”
Again, very inexpensive fabric, but lots of fun.
Pixi’s Unfinished Chenille
I started this quilt before my friend’s daughter Pixi was born. She’s nearly 3 years old now. Wow.
The chenille is created by stacking several layers of flannel fabric, sewing diagonally, then cutting between the stitches. Sounds easy? It’s a pain in the ass. I’ve made 3 of these for babies.
This is for Pixi’s older sister, Chloe. I can’t give Chloe something without gifting Pixi so this sits in my daughter’s abandoned room waiting for an owner.
Zach’s Gigantic Scarf
I knitted a baby blanket for one of my coworkers and Boy Cook Zach begged me to make one for him. I don’t know what I did (counted for myself, I guess), but the “blanket” is more like a scarf for a fat person. Hope he likes keeping half of his body warm.
Cody’s Baby Blanket
I knitted this for Eye Candy Cody’s baby girl, but he quit before I finished it. I’ve dragged it to work with me for weeks, and I’ve just about given up on him stopping in to pick it up. The next baby girl born has a present waiting for her.
Boy Cook Jarrod’s Happy Halloween
This kind of started as a joke and a way to use up my supply of Halloween fabric. The finished quilt was unbelievably awesome.
I’ve made many other quilts and afghans for friends and family as gifts. It keeps me occupied, mentally healthy and it makes me happy knowing my people are warm.