Mini Quilt – Winter Accessories Quilt Pattern

If you read this post before, you already know how much I love winter and therefore winter clothing.  My closet is full of winter clothing even thought I live in Southern California.  I couldn’t help the urge of putting the four quilt patterns of the “Winter Accessories With Paper Piecing”set, the gloves, socks, hats and scarves, together and making this mini quilt.

I also combined the four patterns and it is now available as a collection at Etsy and Craftsy.

Mini Quilt - Winter Accessories with Paper Piecing - Socks, Gloves, Hats and Scarves

I am very new to quilting, so I wanted to keep the quilting part simple.  I made a straight line maze around each block.  I wanted the back to have a feel of winter as well, so I used this gray with white leaves fabric from moda for the back. To keep with the cold winter theme I used a dark blue fabric for the binding.  I am not very happy with the quilting, but as a third mini-quilt, I think it turned out pretty decent.

Mini Quilt - Winter Accessories with Paper Piecing - Socks, Gloves, Hats and Scarves

Mini Quilt - Winter Accessories with Paper Piecing - Socks, Gloves, Hats and Scarves

Update – Charlie seems to be enjoying it!

Charlie On Winter Accessories With Paper Piecing Mini Quilt

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Hats and Mountains

My mom, who is an avid knitter and crocheter, was visiting for a week.  Recently she started knitting and crocheting again and made me two new hats while she was here.  She had already started one when I told her I wanted the hat a little loose on my head.  But I didn’t want her to unravel the other one, hence the two hats look almost identical :)

Crochet Winter Hats

Of course, while she was here I didn’t get any sewing done, but I did get a sketch finished that I started working on earlier in the year.  I am a decent watercolor painter, but when it comes to pencils and markers, my skills don’t reach very far.

This one I started in the Yosemite Valley in January.  I have never done sketch at location before.  We were at the valley for my birthday and I got sick.  So instead of our usual hiking around, we took it easy and drove into the valley during one afternoon with tea and some snacks.  While Kaushik read, I decided to do a sketch from the parked car at Cook’s Meadow.  I finally got around to finishing it, now that I have the right shade of gray that I didn’t have then.

Cook's Meadow at Yosemite Valley

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Don’t Blink – Weeping Angel Quilt Block

Weeping Angles Paper Pieced

 

I have always loved stone angels.  I love the soft, beautiful stone faces of angels scattered around, watching over the old European cities.  No wonder I fell in love with the idea of quantum-locked Weeping Angels.

So here’s my take on making a stone Weeping Angle from Doctor Who out of cloth.

 

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