Hi everyone, I have a couple things I hope to share with you today. First, I’m still working like crazy on this baby quilt for Zach & his Mom, Diane. It’s close to being done. I just have the last border to add and another 124 pieces to be sewn together… yikes!! I have the back all washed and ready for piecing and I must say, it’s adorable in chocolate browns, lime greens and all those polka dots. I’m thinking of piecing it like a large 9 patch or something similar.
Here’s an idea of what the border will look like (this is prior to sewing it together and prior to cutting away the bulk with the connector corners). What do you think?
Now the the Second thing : ) I’ve completed a couple of my tuffets from the Schnibbles pattern I blogged about earlier.
Tuffet one is Courthouse steps
Tuffet two is strip pieced.
I really enjoyed making these Tuffets as I learned a new technique called foundation piecing. This is where you have a piece of muslin or something similar (I used muslin) and sew the pieces to it. You can of course do this as a paper pieced option – but I personally like to do what the pattern calls for first, then make my personal adjustments on the second go around. I look forward to making many more of these fun little things in the future.
Oh, okay… there is three: ) I couldn’t resist sharing these next little colourful cuties with you. These were made by my Mum who is so creative and finds the neatest things to make and sell in her craft fairs around Christmas. They are called Ramekin Pin Cushions and did they turn out so fabulous.
If you are interested in purchasing ($9CAD) some of these, please let me know as they would make perfect gifts for your sewing and quilting friends.
Blue glass ramekin’s finished size about 3″ diameter.
So cute Mum and thanks for sharing:)
Hopefully by next’s weeks blog entry, I will be able to finally show you the results of Zach’s quilt as I’m hosting the baby shower for him and presenting it to Diane at that time. I will however, still need to quilt and bind it, but the majority of the top will be finished, Yay!
Until next time, have a great weekend…Valerie