Loosened from the mud, I find myself floating in a world of possibility.

So can you.

Iron Craft: Fat Quarter (or All My Friends are in New Orleans and All I've Got is This Fat Quarter)

I've got friends down in New Orleans right now. And I was planning a trip down there for April. I turn 40 this year and my good friend just turned 40, so we thought we would meet in New Orleans to celebrate. But now I'm not sure I want to go. I'm not sure I can leave the Baby Lotus Bud behind. I never, ever thought I would feel this way and yet there it is.

Anyway, so, on to this week's Iron Craft challenge. If you follow that link, you'll see why I am moaning about New Orleans.

Fat Quarters. I happened to have one left from a previous week's challenge.

97 cents, y'all! Can't get any better than that!

There were so many wonderful ideas for this project. But sadly my talents didn't match my aspirations nor did I have the time to try out some new technique. Or so I thought, but here I am getting ahead of myself.

I bought this knitting bag a couple of years ago and I paid $12.95 for it. It's comes in very handy. I put all that I need for whichever knitting project I am working on into this bag.

And what do ya know? It's just happens to be about the same size as a fat quarter.

I whipped one up pretty easily and decided to do a freezer paper stencil on it.

This first one turned out a bit slimmer than I expected so I decided to make another. I bought a batik fat quarter ($1.99) and came up with plans for the second freezer paper stencil.

I started seeing Ganpati Oms around town, in a yoga studio, on t-shirts, on the internet. Immediately when I saw one I knew there would come a day when I would craft it into a project.

That day finally arrived. It was last Friday, in case you were wondering.

For such a momentous day, freezer paper stencils weren't going to cut it. I only had black and brown fabric paint and knew those colors would not stand out in the way that I wanted. And I did not want to go back again to the fabric store.

So I decided to give embroidery a try.

OK. So it's not "perfect" but I am feeling pretty proud of myself!

Now I have two more knitting bags so I better get a move on and start another knitting project!

Want to join Iron Craft (I'm talking to you Lani and you Newness!)? You can join the fun at anytime. Come on! I know you wanna!


  1. I think your embroidery looks fantastic. Did you do it by hand or machine?

  2. Kat - That means so much to me coming from YOU! I hand stitched it because I don't have sewing machine, but I did use the freezer paper stencil I had already made to outline the shape.

  3. popped over from ironcraft...so glad I did, these are lovely!

  4. by hand?!?! seriously?!?! you're good!!


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