Quilts & Afghans

As I said a couple of weeks ago, I’m a bit obsessed with the idea of quilts right now. I’ve found a lot that I want to make, but I really lack the skills to make them right now. Even though I know I will never make them all, I’ve really enjoyed pinning all of my favorite quilts to Pinterest.

Once I realized that I would never be able to finish half of the quilts I’d pinned I started looking into afghans that look like quilts, but that I could crochet! I’ve found some great photo’s online and can’t wait to make my first one! (I am working on a very simple quilt right now and will hopefully be sharing the details soon!)

First we have a quilt I’ve been loving on:

After loving this quilt for a couple of weeks I stumbled across this triangle pillow pattern! It could so easily be made into a quilt!

I love Hexagons, and thought this quilt was beautiful!

And then I found this pattern from Attic24 on Ravelry:

You could change up the colors and do pretty much anything, but I love the colors she has going too!

Like everyone else right now, I’m a total sucker for Chevron, and I LOVE this quilt!

But then I saw this afghan and now I don’t know which I like more!

And finally, Herringbone. I love it. It’s classic and beautiful at the same time. When I saw this quilt design I knew I needed one!

And while I think I do have the skills to make this one, I was really excited when Tara from Mamachee came out with her crochet Herringbone Blanket pattern! Turns out she was inspired by the same quilt I was!

So now to decide which of the 4 to work on first…or maybe I should finish at least one of the two blankets I have in progress now…

Other Loves…

There are so many beautiful things to discover on the internet, and all of them make me want to develop a million new hobbies!

#1: I LOVE to build things!  For me one of the hardest things about our move last summer (besides moving away from my family) was knowing that I would no longer have access to my dad’s shop and mad wood-working skills! I haven’t built much, but the last couple of years I liked to imagine myself as the sort of person who could built things, and I had started dreaming about all the things I would build in the coming years! Moving away has definitely put that thought process on hold, but it has not died! I have a Pinterest board full of projects I want to build some day!

First on the list is this dresser from Old Paint Designs! Hubs and I have been without a dresser for a year now. He keeps hinting at buying one, but I really want to either build one or buy one from Goodwill and refurbish it! He’s so patient with me!!

dresser

And you can’t talk about a love of building things without talking about Ana White. I’m completed obsessed. I’ve been following the building of the Mom-Plex since the beginning and am constantly dreaming of building a coffee tables and bed frames. Needless to say, my place now is pretty devoid of furniture as I don’t want to buy anything, I want to build it all!!

#2: I’ve been obsessed with Embroidery for a while and need to pick a project and get going on it!! Big surprise, I have an Embroidery Pinterest board too 🙂

SONY DSCPolka & Bloom has my favorite embroidery patterns, I just need to decide which one to start with!

#3: And finally Quilting. It doesn’t help that I have 2 friends that are amazing quilters, and every time I see anything they’ve made it just makes me want to make a quilt too! These are some of my favorite from my Quilts Pinterest Board:

quilts

1. From Lovely Little Handmades

2. From The Crafty Cupboard

3. This was a user upload, so I can’t link to a site, but I LOVE it!

4. From Grand Revival Designs

Do you have a talent you’d like to cultivate? Please feel free to share so I don’t feel alone!