If you are a Google Reader user, I'm sure you know that Sunday
is its last day.Have you selected your
replacement way to read your blogs?I've
picked Bloglovin.I've been using it for
over a month now and find it works for me just fine.I like it even better on my tablet because it
shows it in HD.Just prettier is
all. It seems there is a need to claim my blog using this code.
Quilters by the Sea's quilt show is in October and they are
looking for small items for the boutique.
My goal is to make some small projects to donate, using some or all of
these fabrics.I wonder how many I will
get done? Seems like one busy week after the other these days. Might only be a couple of items.
What I thought was going to be a quick little hand-pieced
project turned out to be far more fussy that I had anticipated.The pincushion top was hand pieced and hand quilted
while watching TV in the evenings. I was
almost ready to call it Finished on Saturday; however, I pushed it and actually
finished it up at my Thursday night quilt guild meeting.
But,didn't it turn out
cute? I found the pattern in one of the recent quilt magazines on Bags, Pillows and Pincushions. The designer is Penelope Tucker. I have been avoiding the increasingly
popular English Paper Piecing hexagons.Not because I don't like them.More, that I am afraid of getting hooked on them.I keep seeing more and more uses for these
hexagons, other that Grandmother's Flower Garden quilts.Perhaps I will tackle a few more
"small" hexagon projects.Have
a great weekend and
My friends with Yahoo Group, C-R-A-F-T, planned a 6.5" House Block Swap.Seems like it has been going on forever.Khristina from Sew Prim Khris collected them
for her part of the world, and I collected for this part.One house builder from Spain sent to me.Yesterday the last of them arrived.That meant it was time to get organized.So after sorting them into piles
they were packaged
and off they went in my very cute Cracker Barrel mail bag
(thank you Robin).
Be looking for them in your mail boxes sometime soon.Well, for Spain and Australia it may be a bit
This week I'm doing a hand-piecing project.I found the fabric with birds on the remnant
rack in Joann's.All the others are
pulled from my fat-quarter stash.I'm
also hoping to have time to work on some small projects for Quilters by the Sea
quilt show's boutique.
After hemming and hawing on what to make with the Ty Pennington
Charm Pack, I decided on pillows. The small pillow is inspired by “100 Pretty Little Projects” by Lark Crafts.I ran
out of charms and the last square in the small pillow is sans charm.It all works.
I love them both.They
actually took longer to make than I anticipated.I couldn't decide on which way to do the
back.Envelope style with buttons, use
an invisible zipper, or Velcro.Velcro
won out because I had it.
Now, should they live on my sofa?
or in my entryway?
Or, should I donate them to the guild?Enjoy your weekend and