Thursday, March 31, 2011

My Newest Project - Featuring KoJo Designs!

My newest crafting project has been going on for oh, about a month now. I saw this amazing quilt while blog hopping a while ago and I had to make it! It was made by KoJo Designs. Check out their blog...they make all kinds of awesome things!They have a tutorial on their blog, so I started making one of my own. Theirs is made of jersey cotton (or T-shirt material), but I couldn't find any T-shirt sheets (or enough T-shirts) that were affordable. Instead I bought some white muslin at Walmart for $1.67/yd! (Cost ~$23). For a king sized quilt, you have to make 56 squares! I made about 4-5 squares a night while watching TV. I'm finally to the stage of sewing it all together! I have 8 rows of 7 squares already sewed together and four of those rows are completely sewn together, so I'm half way there :) For the past year or so, my bed has been covered with a plain old white down comforter. I can't wait to use this new one! I'll do another post when it's done to show off my finished product.

Not only will I have a beautiful quilt, but it will be made with my own 2 hands for about $50! And in the process, I've fallen in love with my sewing machine again. You know how it is when you don't use something for a while, you have a "reacquainting" process. I'm finally back in the groove and can't wait to sew some more goodies after I finish this. I've got some really cool projects up my sleeve.

2 comments:

  1. What a beautiful quilt. I can't wait to see the finished product!

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  2. I saw that tutorial, too! You are my hero for actually going and doing it! I can't wait to see it!

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