Have you ever heard of Sweet Treats? The Pincushion Boutique has this great fabric club program. I have been so pleased with all the fabric they have sent. It is such a great present to get in the mail, a surprise wrapped so beautifully.
I was looking for something to do yesterday and took a bunch of fq's out of my scrap box (ones I didn't particularly like) and cut them up into strips. I counted 14 yards of fabric I stripped. Wow! And it seemed like such a little pile to begin with! I cut strips 3 1/2", 3", 2 1/2", 2" and smaller bits. I sure added to my strip bins.
And I finished a UFO quilt top. I started this one in January. I got six rows finished and all the other strip pieces made but then stopped. Each block is 6 inches so the quilt is 48x60. I don't think I will border it. I really like the darker blue swirly fabric. I am trying to decide how to quilt it. I have the back pieced and the batting cut out. I always prefer cotton, I like the puckers after washing.
This pattern called Joseph's Coat in the book I got the templates from is my newest hand piecing project. The circles are 11" across. I have three done and the pattern calls for 49! Number four is half done. I plan for this quilt to be my daughter's wedding quilt. But I have time to make it as she is only 8! But I know that when you put things off, then all of a sudden the time is now, and it is too late.
Here is another top that I had done but not finished. I had to replace one of the squares in the middle as I found out that the dye ran. (How did I find that out? ) I kept putting it off, and it took what ? five minutes ? Anyway, I got it quilted, but haven't put the binding on yet. I do have the binding cut and pressed!
I found these cute bag handles at JoAnn's for 97 cents. So of course, I had to find a pattern to go with them. I didn't buy more fabric though! Well, for this project.
I bought these pencils to try. Does anyone have an opinion?