a bit of a journey

have you ever been on a journey that makes no sense? I’m talking about the crafting kind. actually, I should say the crafting gifts kind.
I first started with a quilt:

stars on back

but once the quilting started giving me problems with thread breaking or me losing my spot and creating jagged lines, I put it on time out. the quilting was just not good enough for a gift.
so I started another quilt:

making this a democratic quilt

it started off well and it was even pretty quick. until I had to sew around that outer circle! I tried to cut out a circle that would fit but luck wasn’t on my side. off to the ufo pile it went.
after two failed quilts I somehow ended up with six pairs of baby shoes:

shoe parade

I’m starting to think maybe this is where I was supposed to end up all along. imagine if I had been making shoes since I started the first quilt, how many would I have done?!

baby kimono shoes

I started off with these little kimono shoes (both patterns are from ithinksew), which I think are my favorite for the toes alone. think of all the fussy cutting you could do!

baby booties

three pairs weren’t enough apparently (I want this baby to have options), so I made three more of the baby booties I made before. just as fiddly as before, but just as cute.

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  • Jennifer June 6, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    Oh my goodness, those are adorable!!! I must make some immediately!

  • Preita June 7, 2011 at 11:05 am

    Just as I said on flickr these are super adorable! I have done the same kind of crafting craziness where I circle what I was really meant to be making. I think we all do it. 🙂 The booties look awesome and I think everything else does too!

  • Virginia June 7, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    Totally great baby shoes!
    Yeah. I understand the weird creative journeys. But, I have this feeling that you’ll find some awesome use for your failed quilts.

  • Amanda Elizabeth June 10, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    those shoes are so freaking cute!!! But the quilting on that quilt is REALLY beautiful! I think your being too hard on yourself!