Last summer I went to Alaska to my best friends son's wedding. Then it took me what seemed like forever to decide what to make them for a gift. I finally decided I would make pillow shams. Hand quilted of course.
The process took way longer than I thought it would, but as of last night they are completed! Standard size pillows will fit. the only machine quilting I did was around the inside where I have it pinned. And of course the outer edge.
After I got out the blue and put them in the dryer they turned out awesome. Just enough crinkle to make them look hand done. If it wasn't so much work I would make some for me! They look great. Now to buy new pillows and get them in the mail to Denver.
Well, not completely done, still have to quilt it. But the top is done. I altered the pattern a small bit by adding a second side strip. Those bias sides were starting to bother me so I put an end to them. It measures about 21 inches square right now. But I plan on slicing it down a bit when I am done hand quilting it, which won't be any time soon. I have a wrist ache from to much hand quilting so I am going to do piecing until it heals.
My father had this years ago and I got it after he died. It is fabric and I love it. At some point in the near future it will be hand quilted and hung on the wall. Originally I had thought I would make a pillow case out of it but I like the wall idea better.
When I found out that Kathy Schmitz had a block of the month going on I had to find it! It can be found at Colonial Crafts in MA. I am a huge fan of her work and bought 3 of her patterns for the BOM. I believe it starts in March and goes until Feb next year. I have a few projects that need to get done before I start but I am looking forward to starting these .
In 1999 I was in New Orleans and bought a bag of rice. Not for the rice but for the bag. I had no idea what I wanted to do with it but I wanted it. Over the weekend I ran across it and decided I would make it into a mug rug. I hand quilted it and then looking for something else I ran across a zipper that had been my grandmothers. (she died in 1987) I decided I would see if I could put it on the rice bag successfully. Since I am not a sewer of clothes. It worked. So I made this cute little bag.
I love it. I have no idea what I will use it for but I am sure in time I will find the perfect thing.
While in the grocery store last night I searched the isles for cloth bags of any kind. sadly I didn't find any.