Monday, September 03, 2007
Another Felted Totoro and Sashiko Baby Futon
Pattern: Knitted Totoro by smartygirl.
Yarn: Cascade 220
Needles 10.5 bamboo clovers
I don't know why his head came out so small and his ears so big. I felted him 16 minutes and needlefelted the eyes, nose and chest markings on. The original seems more Totoro-like. The other blues invited the new guy to inspect the quilt in progress. I have to figure out something for his whiskers.
Quilt Pattern: Sashiko Baby Futon, pattern by Pauline Kunimune formerly of Kuni's Dry Goods.
I enjoyed taking sewing classes at the old Kuni's. I have made this futon many times for new babies. I love the mon designs and put the family one in the center and toys around. It's a fast quilt as only 5 blocks have sashiko, and a futon is tied not quilted. I orignally tried out traditional futon stuffing, but it shifts as it is not bonded. If find it more practical to use bonded 5 oz batting so it can washed in the machine. I love Kona Cotton for the backing, borders and blocks as it has a nice weight.