Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Got a Lot Done!

It was a three day weekend for hubby - often that means I get distracted from my projects to do something with him - but we couldn't think of any fun outings so he worked on a new painting and I worked in my studio and got a lot done. Wanted to show you a final picture of my little bee skep rug - I sized it down just a bit to fit the opening of this carrying case I have for my Fraser cutter and I love the way it looks.

 The top lifts off to access the cutter that is mounted to a wooden pedestal.

I used twill tape and whipped it on with yarn - I haven't done the edge like this before but it makes for a nice finish.

And then I sewed Velcro to the four corners of the rug and used self-adhesive Velcro on the wooden part - it's very strong and I don't think there will be any problems with it falling off. Sure is hard to sew by hand through Velcro though! Sheesh!

Hubby & I are always annoyed when we heat leftovers in the microwave because the bowl gets too hot to handle. Then we try to juggle it into a pot holder without dropping it or burning ourselves and it's just a nuisance. I saw a tutorial to make a bowl cozy and stitched up a couple for us to use.

Think they're going to work really well for us! Completely washable if they get dirty.

I made 48 arrows for my grandson's twin sized birthday quilt - then I sewed them into 12 blocks and then pieced all of those together till it looked like this.

Today I added the borders and stitched the quilt backing so it would be big enough. Now it's ready to be quilted and I still have three weeks to go, so I'm feeling pretty good about it. I like the splash of navy - I will use that fabric for the binding too.


Janet O. said...

You really did get a lot done!
I love the bee skep finish.
I've seen those fabric bowl cozies popping up on blogs. Very handy.
Great looking quilt for your grandson--I like the navy, too.

Aunt 'Reen said...

Your bee skep turned out wonderful!
What a clever way to frame it.
Great bowl cozies and that Arrow quilt looks terrific!

Julia said...

Great way to display your Bee Skep.
I always use a small plate under the bowls in the microwave and it's easy to carry on the table and the plate also protect the placemat from the heat.

However your bowl cosies are cute.

Have a great day.

Lori said...

Long productive weekends are the best!!

Three Sheep Studio said...

You are so very clever - beautiful way to use your rug hooking !
I really like the whole concept of the bowl cozy. Great idea. How is it working for you ?

Kyle said...

Your weekend was productive. Your sweet rug makes a perfect display piece on your cutter box. And your grandson,s quilt is so cute! It's a great pattern for a young boy. I Ike the navy added too.

audrey said...

Love the rug hooking display! Just wonderful.:) Looks like your long weekend turned out to be very productive for you after all!

Sue SA said...

I love what you did with the bee keep rug, what a great idea. The bowls are a great idea and I keep thinking I will make some...but really need a kick in the pants to do it now, not later! Your grandsons quilt is lovely, the colours work well and its such a good design for a bloke, I am sure he will love it.

Me and My Stitches said...

Wow! You were very productive! I really love the bee skep - it looks great, and what a cool way to use it.

Yvonne said...

It must be a great feeling getting so much fun things done! Love what you did with your little rug and that bowl cozy is great. Going to make it too! The quilt for your grandson is darling!

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Your bee skep rug is beautiful--excellent changes on the background. Those microwave holders look like a great way to prevent burned fingers and hands--I may have to try some of those. Your grandson will love the quilt

You are one busy productive girl!

Terry said...

I love your bee skep...it looks great! :0)