Saturday, November 10, 2012
Christmas Quilt Along
I'm a little late to the party today, but I am joining Sue of QuiltTimes for the November Quilt Along. Although my quilt is already finished I am going to use the time for some small gift making.
I have a lot of scraps, so I am going to play in them to make a variety of small candlemats, table toppers, and if time - a little bag I saw on the web.
**I will be updating on this one post thru the day**
Well, finished this little one up - a tad bit of quilting with metallic thread and dotty binding.
And for some really quick ones - use the disappearing 4-patch that we used for Erin's blocks. Using two FQs - I cut a set of 7" (finished 12.5") and a set of 8.5" (finished 15.5"). Simple straight line quilting with my walking foot and used up some left over bindings - easy peasy!
Oh, wish I could remember who's blog I saw this on to give credit and a big thank you to. Cutie Bag is a free pattern you can find here at I Heart Linen. I have fabrics and supplies pulled and hope to get two bags done for my grandsons.
These bags work up so quick! I used the iron bat (optional), but if I make more I think I will use a medium weight iron on interfacing. I also changed from the casing for a feed-thru tie to adding a shoe lace folded in half - stitched into seam. Then can just ge pulled around and tied - they are learning to tie shoe laces so this is a good thing. (and I had an extra pair in the 'junk drawer'). They look my guys!!
I am wrapping up today with cleaning up the mess. Thank you Sue for a fun day of sewing.