Q is for Quilt
The other day, Niko and I were learning about the letter Q (which apparently he already knew--way to go, kid!). I suggested we paint some Qs and Niko did these--without any help!
Speaking of Q, I've been doing a little Quilting lately. I'm pretty terrible at it (based in part by the fact that I always think it's a good idea to try and quilt with jersey/stretchy fabrics, which it most definitely is NOT) but I've been having a lot of fun!
The first one I made out of old jeans I had been hoarding forever to "make something out of" (though why I needed like 8 pairs of old holey jeans to "make something out of" is beyond me). Anyways, this one lined up alright but I decided to quilt it on the machine (which I've never done before) and it didn't turn out so hot (hence all the wrinkles). But it'll make a nice picnic quilt, which is all I wanted in the first place:
The back (some old butterfly fabric I inherited/pilfered from my dad):
The second quilt I made out of some old holey pjs of Niko's:
They were suuuper stretchy so the rows ended up not lining up so well. I decided to hand-quilt this one, in an attempt to avoid the weird wrinklyness of the previous quilt:
I'm actually pretty pleased with this one, even though it's not perfect. It was really fun to make the pattern and piece it all together.
And now it's a perfect summer quilt (I didn't add any batting) for Nikolai in our un-airconditioned apartment:
(Can you tell he thought it was silly to pretend to sleep under his blanket?)