Thursday, November 8, 2012

More stash-busting

After I finished up the last two quilts for Quilts for Kids and all those napkins, I had all these bits left over that I organized into three kits.  Each one of those bags holds all the squares (no two alike, if possible) and the borders for another charity quilt.  I'll be working on these when I get a little free time.  Since I'm back at work, I don't know when that will be, but I'll be prepared for that odd hour or so after work.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

A quilt is a hug that lasts and lasts...

This is the quilt I cut when I went to hang out with the great ladies at the Annapolis Quilts for Kids.  I managed to finish it up last week.
I also did some stash busting and put some of my many 6.5" squares to good use.  I cut this one and my friend sewed it up.  I finished it with the quilting and the binding.
Here is another that we made together.  I don't know when I'll get these off to Quilts for Kids, but I hope it will be soon.
Here they are, all rolled up and ready to go!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

More Napkins

This is just a quick napkin update.  I made these, along with a couple more stacks (which I failed to photograph) as a hostess gift for dinner with friends.  I love making these.  So simple, so quick and they are well received.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Cloth Napkins

I have entirely too much fabric and I've recently found that everyone needs some cloth napkins.  Go ahead and do your own research on how many napkins you and your family use.  The numbers are frightening.

First, I picked out two fabrics that sort of match.  They don't have to be exact matches, since they will become opposite sides of the same napkin.  I want to keep this post short, so I've added the full tutorial to the tutorial section.  
After you've sewn them up, you have a nice little stack of coordinating napkins to use or give away.  Two yards of fabric will yield six to eight napkins, depending on size.  These are approximately 12.5" square.
Here is the stack that I made.  I bundled all of these up together, all 22 of them, and gave them as a hostess gift.  Sure, they don't match, but she is a busy mom of two and doesn't mind the fact that they don't match.  They fit her style.