Monday, November 29, 2010

the weirdest thing I've made all year

the weirdest thing I've made all year
This is the skirt (I can't think of a better name for it, sorry) part of a shepherd costume I'm making for part of the church Nativity program this weekend. The fur was much more messy than I had anticipated. I liked cutting it into the ragged shape. It is supposed to match an illustration from the book When Jesus Was Born in Bethlehem. 

Also! I finished the binding on my 9-patch quilt. I went out to take a picture before the sun went down, but it was too windy. 
finished 9-patch quilt
I'll try to get good pictures of the whole thing tomorrow. My 8-year-old neighbor asked me what day I started it, and I told her I started it in 2009. I'm glad to get it done, ready to move onto the next big thing! I'm glad I asked about straight line quilting here; I think I've learned some things that will help me improve in that area next time I decide to quilt that way.

I'm linking up at Amy's One Thing, One Week Challenge. Finishing this up was my goal a week ago--I did it!

8 comments:

Linda said...

LOVE this binding!

L Johnson said...

Fun skirt and binding!

Lindsay @ Me Quilting said...

congrats on your finish!!! you could then use it next year for halloween and go as a cave woman! great quilt as well! the binding is so fun!

Leslie said...

i LOVE that binding!!!! it looks great. i can not wait to see more finish pictures

Patty said...

Your quilt looks great. I love the stripe binding. The weirdest thing I ever made was a cave man "dress" like Fred Flintstone wore. When you can sew you can get some pretty strange requests!

trish said...

Great job!! I love the skirt! :o) What a great costume that will be!

Candied Fabrics said...

Hooray on making your goal - and I too hate working with fake fur...SUCH a MESS! Totally worth it in your case though!

snippetsandyarns said...

congrats on your finish! I love that stripey binding & your shepherd skirt looks fun!!

~ Meagan