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Thursday, April 8, 2021

A goal and a finish for April

This time last year I was making Xavier's Tractors and Trucks Buggy Barn quilt which I gifted to him in July —
Because I used a different layout to that given in the book, and because of the method of making the blocks, I had 3 blocks left over.
I had thought that I may use them to make a quilt for my (great) nephew, but in the meantime they were stored away. He recently spent a few nights in Starship (NZ's children's hospital) and the quilt idea came to mind again.
So I've pulled the blocks out and have decided that creating a quilt from them will be my One Monthly Goal for the month. I've started having a play, using a few leftovers for a start —
I was so excited last week when I finished my March goal and wrote about it in my last post, but forgot to link up to Patty's linky list!!! When I realised, it was too late - haha oh well, maybe this month I'll do everything right!
Thank you Patty of Elm Street Quilts for this gentle encouragement to help us achieve our quilty dreams.

Back in February I made a pair of Wayfarer shoes for young Odie. At the time YD and I dreamed up an idea for the next pair. I doublechecked with her recently and yes, she does still want the next pair.
This pair started with an old oilskin —
And some scraps of polar fleece I used to make myself a jacket years ago.
A cute little finish!
Turning the shoes through at the end —
The technique used is similar to that used when making burrito style pillowcases. Which reminded me of one I'd made earlier in the year and not yet shared - an early make for next Christmas! This one will go to the same family as these two, made a couple of years ago.

If I'm going to link up to One Monthly Goal, I'd better sign off now!
'til next time,
happy stitches,

15 comments:

Janet O. said...

Your extra trucks will make a nice little quilt for the wee one who has had a rough go lately.
Those Wayfarer shoes look amazing. Love that fleece lining.
You really have a jump on next Christmas with that pillowcase.

Lin said...

Such cute little shoes! Have fun playing with those truck blocks. xx

Helen said...

Wow the shoes look great warm and toasty, lovely pillowcase great Christmas present.

Jenny said...

Thoe little shoes look delightful, but Im sure it's not an easy make. You will have lots of that old oilskin left to make many more pair, I imagine.

Needled Mom said...

Those bonus vehicles will make a lovely gift for that little guy. I love those oilskin booties. They look so comfortable.

Angie said...

Raewyn - such a lovely, adorable pair of shoes ...

Karen S said...

That looks like the perfect way to use those leftover blocks.
And the shoes look wonderful!

Maria said...

by making some new tractor and truck blocks to go with the left over ones will make a great quilt for the little chap...
The new shoes look very cosy...

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

what a cute quilt with all those tractors - and you make shoes too! wow

Chookyblue...... said...

Those little shoes are so cute......

Fiona said...

Buggy Barn is gorgeous and great there are more blocks to play with... those little shoes melt my heart though... love them...
Hugz

Suz J said...

I had bought some little leather shoes very similar for Dylan when he was small - they were the only things that stayed on his feet so you are very clever to find a homemade solution. Actually adult ones would be cool too.

Sandra Walker said...

It's wonderful to see that Xavier's quilt has sparked a new quilt for your great-nephew. Odie's shoes are the cutest! They remind me that I really need to think about making myself some slippers for next winter. Always good to be ahead of the game as you are with a pillowcase!

Frédérique said...

Cute projects! Fun and sweet ;)

Janice said...

The little truck quilt will put a smile on a sad face. I do love the little shoes. The oilskin should be nice and durable, while still being nice and soft to wear.