Monday, December 29, 2008

A Fiber Gift



My sister Marjorie sent me these wonderful mittens for Christmas. They're felted from old sweaters with vintage button ornaments on the cuff. What I particularly like about these is they way they go together without matching: a truly patchwork look. They're made by baabaaZuzu of Leland, Michigan.

In other news, I have finally finished the red and white stars and am choosing fabrics for the sashing, setting squares, etc. It's so large that it's overflowing my design wall, which makes for a challenge.

As a change if pace, I'm thinking of taking time out to make the Project Linus quilt from the January Quiltmaker magazine. Their projects are always cute, simple, and a way to help a cause. As a bonus, although I haven't liked this magazine recently, I thought there were several pretty and interesting quilts in this issue.

And finally, I'm glad Christmas is over, and I wish everyone reading a wonderful new year!

8 comments:

Allison Ann Aller said...

Cute mittens!
If you like the mismatched look, have you ever seen these? I have a pair and I love them...

http://www.socklady.com/index.php

Kim said...

Adorable! ...and I like the socks too.

McIrish Annie said...

I love the mittens! I'll have to give that a go with unmatched pieces. are they lined with anything?? They are super cute!

Debra said...

What a great recycling idea and cute too!

I really love your stars quilt so any photos are a treat.

jenclair said...

The mittens are SO COOL!

*karendianne. said...

Well thank you for the nice wishes!

I love those mittens. How fun. They look really warm and snuggly.

Can't wait to see those Stars by the way. Not that I'm impatient, I'm just sayin'...

hee! ;)

rianammerman said...

Love those mittens! I never liked Quiltmaker much, but I saved the applique motif pullouts when I got rid of all my old quilting magazines. Ya never know...

Deb H said...

Cute, cute, cute! I have an old sweater that I loved to death! The elbows are all holes. I've been saving it to use some day in a new way, this may just be it!