Monday, March 27, 2017

In the Mail Monday

I promise to be more interesting later in the week. Right now all I've got is this thread. My subscription to So Fine! and some more color cards (they were on sale) to add to my collection. I love being able to see the color before I order.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Embroidered Projects

My Darling Husband handed me a couple bags (months and months ago) and asked me to add some embroidery to make them more interesting.
I have this great Carpe Noctem design from Urban Threads.
I embroidered the two bags with similar color combinations. The background on the smaller gray bag (on the right) was stitched in a fun variegated thread while the one on the left is a gray thread for the background stitching. I did consider holding onto one for myself.

Carpe Noctem

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Countdown to Christmas

For several years I belonged to the charm pack club by Fat Quarter Shop. Every month, rain or shine I would receive a stack of charm packs. I would often buy a couple yards of coordinating fabric, too.
This went on for a while and then I realized I may never work through all those squares so I cancelled my subscription. When I need an easy project, I pull out those charm squares and make a plan.
I picked up the 5" tumbler template by Natalie Dawn for Missouri Star Quilt Co. at a quilt shop in Connecticut a couple years ago. It is a great way to quickly trim those charms into shape. I trimmed all the squares and cut a couple extra from my yardage.
I didn't do much planning for this one. I was looking for simple construction.
This one will finish as a good sized throw quilt or would be great on a twin bed.
I used the yardage to add a couple borders. Now all it needs is a backing, quilting, and binding. I did cut the binding from some of the striped fabric.

I wish I could tell you that this project was on my 2017 UFO Challenge list but it wasn't. It was just some fabric I could pull from my collection and stitch up into a quilt. I should go see what is on that list before I start something new.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Charity Quilting

Today I'll share a good stack of charity quilts that I picked up at the last meeting of Annapolis Quilts for Kids.
I dropped this one off on Saturday.
I picked up some batting and got stitching.
I will trim each of these and hand them over to another member for binding.
These little quilts are a great way to try out new quilting designs.
And these kittens are just fun!

2017 Charity Quilt Count: 14