Monday, October 14, 2013

Little Quilt Monday

Good things come in small packages.  I'm talking about mini charm packs. These adorable bundles of joy are difficult to resist.  

I purchased two packs of these cuties.  The collection is called The Boo Crew. 

 I wanted to make a couple of quick and inexpensive Halloween gifts and decided on candle mats.
They measure 10" x 10".  I used just 25 squares for each.  You can get 3 of these mats from just 2 mini charm packs.  They took no time to sew together.  I  added simple straight line quilting.  The backing is from a matching fat quarter. 
These are about as close to instant quilt gratification as you can get.  I see many more in my future.

Joyful stitching,

Saturday, October 12, 2013

4th Quarter Finish-A-Long

she can quilt
I'm linking up with Leanne at she can quilt.  I was 2 for 5 with my finishes last quarter. I'm probably being a little too ambitious, especially with the holidays, but I'm going for it anyway
There are a couple of new things on my list...

This baby quilt is all basted and ready to quilt.  It shouldn't take too long.

I've also made some progress on this since the photo was taken.  The 1st snowman is almost finished.  I would like to have it in time for this winter.

I'm putting these three items back on my list.  Maybe I'll get them finished this quarter...
I've made no progress since last quarter.  It would make a nice Christmas gift...hopefully before the baby outgrows it.

I've finished 10 out of the 12 blocks on this quilt.  The remaining 2 are all cut and ready to sew. 

And on my list again is the hourglass quilt made with Summersville .  The top is complete, but I haven't even given the back a thought yet.

Wish me luck.

Joyful stitching,

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Finish-A-Long Q3

My second finish from my 3rd quarter list.   (My first finish is here.)

This has been sitting around for a couple of years.  I lost interest in the fabric.  I like it,  I just don't love it.  This line is called Charisma and it's from Moda.  It's a crappy day for photos, so I'll keep them to a minimum.

It was pretty easy to finish.  I did simple straight stitching.
I used a red print from the same collection for the binding.
I wanted to use every last bit of this, so I used some leftover blocks and the rest of the yardage on the back.
I think it came out well.  You can see the lines of the quilting on the back.  I kept it simple.
I'm happy to have it finally finished and I can see a new home in it's future, it just won't be mine.  One of my sisters really liked this fabric.

Joyful stitching,