I'm doing the Easy Street Mystery Quilt from Bonnie Hunter at Quiltville. I have all the sub-sections finished - - - -
- - - - and have started sewing them into blocks and setting triangles. This is going to be a BIG quilt when it's done!
I also string pieced these scrappy 9" blocks onto muslin foundations with the same brown fabric sewn on the center diagonal.
I'm working on Pam Buda's Orphans & Scraps project - fun to make these little 4" blocks that she posts each Friday. The one on the right with 4-patches set on point, was made in the most unique manner - I never would have thought of doing it this way if it weren't for her instructions! Look at it here and be amazed!
Using one of the leftover hourglass blocks from that project, I made this little pillow. I'm not in love with it cuz the proportions are wrong - I should have either trimmed down the center block, or made the logs surrounding it a little wider and the pillow bigger - oh well.
My Dad's wife has a birthday coming up in a couple of weeks. She has a little lap dog that she loves dearly, so I used a picture of him to make a pendant and turned it into a key fob with charms that she can attach to her key chain or purse strap. I suppose she could wear it as a necklace too if she liked it that way.
Then I wrapped it in an old book page that I stamped and embellished - then stitched it closed with my sewing machine.
And I put it into this ruffled gift bag that will include a few other small items. I used Rae Missigman's tutorial and it was so fun using newspapers and coffee filters to make something functional and beautiful and unusual.
In closing, I got spammed like crazy a few days ago - over 60 different comments were left on some of my blog posts - thankfully none of them were terribly offensive - but that's just crazy to have to deal with that. In an effort to prevent it from happening again, I have made it so anonymous comments cannot be left anymore. If you don't have a blog and want to leave a comment, you'll have to email it to me by clicking on the postcard near the top of the page. Sorry for the inconvenience!