I’ve also been remiss. I received this postcard from Lin over a week ago, and forgot to share it! Lin was my partner in Sheila’s Christmas postcard exchange. If you pop over to visit Lin’s blog, she gives a description of how she made it – very interesting!
The fabrics are shimmery and so beautiful! Thanks Lin. I forgot to take a picture of the card I made for Lin, so I’ll have to wait and see if she posts a picture.
Last month, I did some cross stitching, and finished two projects. I haven’t framed or made them into anything yet, but here’s what I have so far.
This pattern was designed by my friend Liz over at Sunflower Fields Pattern Co. Liz no longer designs cross stitch patterns, but instead, she designs the cutest little wool patterns that you’ve ever seen. If you’ve never been to her blog, you should definitely pay her a visit. I actually asked her about this pattern when it was in the background of one of her little wooly displays, and she very graciously gifted me the pattern. Thanks Liz!! I’ll get it framed soon. I love all things sunflower.
This is Daisy Lane Cottage by Little House Needleworks. I think I started it several months ago, and then it languished in the ‘pile’. I always have to have hand work available when I’m watching TV, and it’s what I grabbed one night. I think it might get made into a small cushion? I also love patterns with houses and cottages.
But enough about Spring flowers and cottages. Let’s jump to the current season. Our Guild is doing a UFO Challenge, and this was the first UFO that I had to complete. My goal was to get it quilted and bound, but as I may have mentioned last month, I discovered that I had never put it together. It took me nearly an entire day at Retreat to make the sashing and get it all pieced together. I give you Warm Winter Blessings.
This was quilted on my Sweet 16, and I’m tickled pink with the way it turned out. This is by Primitive Gatherings, and was done as a BOM through my quilt club at the LQS.
There was a LOT of leftover fabric from the sashing, which is scrappy, although it’s hard to tell in this picture. I got 12 fat quarters, 6 neutral and 6 of the medium blue, and I only used about half of each. I’ve already made a small wall hanging from this line of fabric, and I have another wonderful snowman quilt coming up soon with this fabric. So I turned the ‘scraps’ into another quilt.
This was given to our Guild Service project for the Sheriff’s Department. Sorry about the quality of the picture, but I was ready to hand it over when I realized that I didn’t have a picture yet. Very simple, but I really like it, and I’m hoping it will comfort a child in need some day. I thought these quilts were due at the December meeting, but I actually have another month, so I may try to get one more made from y ever growing supply of scraps. The ONLY requirement for the quilts are that they must fit inside a 2 gallon zip lock bag.
Other than a huge pile of flimsies waiting to be quilted, I don’t have a quilt in progress right now. I must remedy that soon! I certainly have enough fabric and patterns to choose from.
What to start next? Sunny