Friday, February 20, 2009

Hats!

I'm up late tonight--I've been busy sewing 24 yo-yos and buttons onto 24 hats!


The really fun part was looking through two large jars full of buttons to find the right ones. Don't you love buttons?! Some of mine have come from the thrift store, so it's a bit of an adventure seeing what I have. I could easily play with buttons for hours and hours!


I still need to add the binding to the quilt, but it's getting closer to being done.


Next I'll search through my stash for binding fabric--maybe something red. I want to get the binding machine stitched and start on the hand stitching Friday night. I hope to show you the completed quilt before the weekend's over.

Don't forget--I'll draw winners for the two patterns tomorrow night and post them on my Saturday post, and I'll try to get directions for the St. Patrick's Day quilt posted this weekend too. And--did you hear? California's budget was approved! Woo-hoo! See what good quilters' karma can accomplish?!

18 comments:

Eileen said...

Wow, What a quilt. Now you are ready for the EASTER PAREADE. Playiung in the Button box was one of my DD's favorite things. We got a big shirt box full of buttons from her grandmothers.

Kristie said...

Your quilt is beautiful! I love it! What is the pattern called?
Kristie

Lorraine said...

I am loving that hat quilt GF....!!

ranette said...

Very cute hat quilt! And it's a great way to display all of the "old/vintage" buttons.

Owens Family Adventures said...

Really cute quilt!!!
I love buttons as well and have a big jar of them in my sewing room. Sometimes I get them out just to run my fingers through them. :)
dawn

Carol said...

I don't remember seeing a post about a pattern give away but I would like my name entered in the drawing. Your hat quilt is soooo cute! I love it.

Patchwork Penguin said...

Oh the hats are so cute!!! I can definitely see a scrappy hat quilt in my future. Do you have the name of the pattern handy??? Thanks for sharing.

Nancy

Judy said...

I'm not a blue person and I still love this quilt! Like all the cool details and again your quilting is perfect!

WhooHoo!! on the passed state budget.

Ruby said...

Oh my goodness, your yo-yo flowers are the perfect accent on your hat quilt! You continue to out do yourself.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

This quilt is so unusual and so beautiful - I just love it. The yo-yos and buttons are the finishing touch. WOW - nice work.

Sandy said...

Absolutely beautiful. Your yo-yo's, buttons, and green leaves set off the quilt perfectly. Did you use felted wool for the leaves?
Can't wait until this weekend to see it completed with binding.

Anonymous said...

I used to play in my Grandma's button box. She kept it under her bed and it was like finding treasure in a treasure chest when I played in it. I've always loved buttons and have several jars of them in my sewing room. You hat quilt is really beautiful with the yo-yos and buttons.
Chris in Sacramento

AnnieO said...

Love the cheerful and happy hats on your quilt; buttons and yo-yos are the cherry on top (yes I know you love cherry fabric too!) Thanks for sharing your humor, quilts, and fabric stash!

Gran said...

Ohhhhh! I love it!

Looking forward to the weekend and enjoying some quilting. I think your quilting Karma worked!

Sherri said...

Love the hats!!!

Carol said...

I wasn't sure whether I liked the whole hat quilt or not. I loved the fabric and thought it looked beautiful, but until you put the buttons and yo-yo's etc. I now absolutely love it!!! Where is the pattern from??? Great Job!!!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Hey I have one of those hat quilts. Mine is in 30's. I love yours. It's very pretty.

Iva said...

This hat quilt is positively adorable and I just have to make one! What pattern is this?