July 29, 2014
Barbara's Fleece-backed Quilts and Crocheted Mittens
The fleece-backed nap quilts are a success. I found some 1-yard remnants at the fabric store, and minimally quilted them wrong sides together.
The backing was about 2 inches larger than the quilt top on all sides, and I turned the excess fabric to the front of the quilt and zig zagged it down. Easy as pie.
...And really cuddly too. If I wanted to be fancy, I would've mitred the corners, but I'm not often fancy.
This week I also crocheted some scrappy preschooler mittens from Yarnville's free pattern Mrs. Murdock's Mittens. It's an interesting patten with a few new tricks, but once I did one, it was easy going from there. The pattern comes in three sizes: preschool, older kids, and women's and the mittens come out very thick.
I put up a website for my book: have a look and send me some feedback if you have any suggestions.