I’ve had the blues all this month, but it’s not what you think. Blue is the January color for RSC15. The mission, should we decide to accept it, is to use blue scraps in any way that we can. Angela posts block tutorials each week to make a beautiful star quilt, but I’ve decided on another plan.
I have taken on a small service project, making place mats for Meals on Wheels. My goal for this month was 12, but I may end up with only 11.
These are all sandwiched, and folded in half, and I hope to get them all quilted tomorrow at our Sit and Sew day. I don’t plan to bind them, but just do the sew and flip method. Does that have a name? Many of these started with small orphan blocks – nine patches, snowball, and HST’s. The Dresden plates that I made were too large, so I just used half a plate per place mat. I’ve used up nearly all my batting scraps, but barely made a dent in my blue scraps. I even let my SIL shop my blue scraps.
I found a couple of blue hexies while I was organizing, so I made a few more and now I have my first doll quilt for Get Your Mrs. Claus On for 2015.
And I’ve decided to make a Dresden quilt with all the rainbow colors for the year. I haven’t decided on the centers or the background yet, so what you’re seeing is my oh-so-lovely ironing board cover. I’m hoping someone will take pity on me and make/buy me a new one. LOL!
This beautiful postcard arrived in the mail today, from Jeanneke in the Netherlands. It’s for Sheila’s postcard swap. Making postcards is a lot of fun, because they’re small and quick to make. Jeanneke hasn’t received my card yet, so I won’t show it until later.
I’m still plugging away at all my other small projects. I’ve finished Jenny’s stitchery for the month, almost finished my Bunny Hill snowman heart, done some more cross stitch, and picked out my pattern and fabric for the Gail Pan SAL. And if that isn’t enough, Val Laird is now offering a free BOM. Check out the link on my side bar if you’re interested in some beautiful stitchery. I’ve got my fabric picked out, but haven’t started stitching yet.
Sadly, I do have to sleep sometime, so I’m off to do that now. Thanks for stopping by, and
Keep on Stitching……Sunny