Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Quilting and Knitting

I've been quite busy lately. My biggest project right now is organizing and designing the kindergarten class quilts. Yes, I have volunteered to head the project!

The kids have been studying water and ocean themes in class. I thought it would be a great idea to have each child create a painted sea creature that would be scanned and then printed onto fabric.

We did a test print from one of Wren's paintings he brought home from class. I am really pleased with how it turned out.

The process is quite simple. Cut an 8 1/2" X 11" piece of freezer paper, iron your fabric on and trim. Then you can send that right through your printer. I was surprised to find that HP has detailed instructions on how to do it. Now I get to print out about 50 of them! Wow, I've got a lot of work ahead of me. I'm trying not to worry about the fact that I've never made a quilt before! Luckily, there are many other parents who are helping and some of them have quilting experience.

The rest of my extra time has been put to use knitting socks. I finished Violet's and started on some for myself. I have been holding onto this yarn for years, it feels so good to finally knit with it. I really love how toe up socks knit up. Can't wait to slip my feet in!


Sam Livingston-Gray said...

How cute -- the purple alien graduated from college!

Pollyanna said...

Wow! You are super ambitious!! I can't wait to see it.

I am not sure if you are tying it off or machine quilting or what...but I'm in love with using adhesive spray to keep the layers in place while you do whatever you are going to do!

I've been dying to knit a toe up sock. I have some circular needles and just need to figure it all out. Please let us know how yours come out.

SquishyCuteStuff said...

How cool is that, printing right on fabric! Thanks for sharing. Let us know how that washes ☺

Linnea said...

I can't wait to see how it turns out! I want to give quilting a try my self. I love your sock colors, very fun!

MoziEsmé said...

That sea creature is fabulous!

bunzi said...

cute sock colors! and the print looks nice. :D