Wednesday, April 9, 2014
This fun little, simple project was part of the Simply Small monthly projects offered by Sherri at A Quilting Life. These projects are right up my alley as they work with small pieces and a way to give you some ideas on how to use those candy packs or even your own 2.5" squares.
I used some candy charms (2.5" squares) from the line 'Posy' by Aneela Hoey for Moda, some left over Kona jelly roll strips, backing is an old fabric off the shelf (no name on selvedge), and the stripe binding was from scraps in a bag gifted to me. I machine quilted in the ditch around each Churn Dash and then used a coordinating DMC floss to large stitch around each for accent. This will be an Easter gift with some potted tulips for my daughter when I go for dinner.
Another simple bit of stitching - the next step for the Relaxing Round Robin. Adding a border using the fabric used in the first border round. Yeah, I kept it simple - just another skinny border of the red. Next month I will add the last round which requires some patchwork, but I think I need to add a little more applique too for balance.
And a big thank you to Sheila at Sheila's Quilt World. I won one of her beautiful post cards in the Ruffles Blog Hop give away. Simple quilting with a big statement! A lovely touch of Spring while some of us wait for it to arrive.