I was organizing a closet shelf earlier this fall and found my box of counted cross stitch supplies. And I found myself doing the little star with year in it - because that pattern was in the box. Fast forward to last night - and I added the folded fabric and it's about 6" across. So now I have the beginning of . . . something. Maybe it will become a Christmas tree ornament.
Saturday, November 22, 2014
The 2 Thimbleberries UFOs that I'm finally finishing aren't as old as I originally thought they were. In the baggy with the binding for the 2nd one was this little slip of paper: August 2004. So they've only been marinating for 10 years, not the 15 I was guessing. Makes me feel slightly better.
Friday, November 21, 2014
I really love this one and even though it technically isn't a Christmas project, I think it will look great on my dining room table during the holidays.
I'm linking up to Crazy Mom's Finish It Up Friday.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
I always got a kick out of Eleanor Burns comments about "quilting with her credit card", and I've taken that to heart this month. Earlier in the month I took a large quilt and a small quilt to The Pin Cushion to be quilted. Happily, those 2 quilts are now completely finished. Yay!
And last week I took in 3 small projects that are wall hanging or table sized. And yesterday I got a call that they were ready to pick up. And all 3 are just beautifully quilted. Thank you to the talented ladies at The Pin Cushion! Hopefully I can attach the binding for this one tonight after work. And that binding was also made years ago, rolled up in a zip lock bag, hanging with this project in my closet.
Two of these smaller projects (including this one) are things I made many years ago in a Thimbleberries Club. I sewed several really pretty projects that just never got quilted - until now.
My estimate is that this one is maybe 15 years old. Shameful isn't it? What really amazes me is that I finished the tops and made the bindings - but still never got around to getting them quilted. That must be the nature of UFOs: so close to the finish line but never quite reaching it.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
This child's quilt is called the Quick Strippee and the pattern is free on Mary's blog. Mary has several free patterns, but this one is really fast and easy. She also leads the Heartstrings project, which is where I've sent my string quilt tops for donations. This one - called Wheels because of the fabric I used - is a UFO that I finished this week. The ladies at The Pin Cushion quilted it with a fun star and stipple design. It has a red minkee backing that really shows off the quilting.
Sunday, November 16, 2014
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Our mystery quilt project for Saturday Sampler is a bit different than usual. Instead of making individual blocks, we're actually building the quilt as we go. Here is Clue #3 steps all completed. I have 4 of these units made. And we have so far only used 4 of the 6 fabrics we chose.
I'm starting to imagine different ways that these unit could go together, but of course it is only guessing for now. Clue #4 will be revealed in December.