Tuesday, October 15, 2013
The Machine is Hummin'
I am really enjoying the Alphabet QAL with Blossom Heart Quilts. I decided to start putting the rows together rather than storing blocks in a box. These work up so fast and it is so cute. There are two more rows, but I am thinking of making the next row (due out next month) the last row of the quilt and quilt it up. The last row is the Z and some numbers, but it will make for a very long, large quilt - so I will just use the Z as a pillow and maybe make the numbers smaller for another pillow. OR I can incorporate them all into a pillowcase.
I finished up this sweet lap quilt. I used the cute candy charm pack that Kris - Lavender Quilts sent along with our little doll quilt swap. Using some left over Kona White, I just framed them and then found some scrap 'Harvest Home' by BlackBird in my stash. Just enough of one for the skinny sashing and then the other print for the outer border and used the rest on the back.
I needed a little more for the back so found enough of a Jo Morton to make a lovely pieced back (and the binding). A simple stipple in the white to pop those cute charms and some straight line in the border. Now if I had one of those fainting couches to display it on.
Since I have all my projects for the Wicked and For the Boys Hops done I thought I better catch up on some pillows for the shop. A quick project and gift. Simply select a 12" block and add a 2.5" border, you get a 16" pillow top. Sandwich up with a muslin and thin bat. Some simple quilting and maybe some buttons. I make the envelope backs so the pillow form can be removed so the covers can be washed. AND I am using just scraps out of that bucket - YIPPY!!
And it is my 3rd Blogaversary today - time to announce those winners:
USA - Katie of Snuggle up with a Dish with Karma
France - Carin of Ullhrvan ** correction - she was in France now in Sweden **
I will be sending them private e-mail for postal information. And ladies, I will have to open and unroll these so they fit in the mailers - I will include tags and ties.
Thank you all for visiting and commenting. I will be having a give away with each of the new Hops coming up.