The watermelon table runner is now finished and on my kitchen table. It says summer.
Another retreat project that I finished up yesterday is a soup bowl coozie. You
use it when you warm up a bowl of soup in the microwave. You won't burn your hands on the hot bowl. Could also be used for ice cream when the bowl is too cold to hold.
I spent Wednesday through Saturday at the July 'Sleep At Home Retreat'. Yesterday a few of us worked on watermelon table runners from All People Quilt. That gave me more handwork for tonight - finishing the binding.
I finished the second snowman in this table runner.
This was a kit bought at The Quilt Festival in Shipshewana last month. The green fabrics just screamed, "buy me". Connie and Helen each made one, too.
Remember the birthday quilt I finished last month month? There were scraps leftover so I cut pieces for a mini birthday quilt. The mini measures 10" x 11". Today I quilted it and did the hand sewing for the binding. It's going to someone very special this week.
The next Lori Smith quilt square is now quilted and bound. It's my favorite, so far.
Machine quilting is not my forte. But with little quilts I can manage straight
mostly straight lines. The applique center was a different story. I went really slow and ended up pretty pleased with my results. Phew! I'm linking up with piecefullife for her little quilts Monday.
I finished the second Temecula star block but don't have a picture yet.
Look at the pile of new zippers I scored at the resale shop the other day! Thirteen zippers for 20 cents each. Little zippered pouches in my future.
The scrappy, blue units are now sewn together into a flimsy! I'm feeling pretty good that I stuck it out this time instead of putting the plastic container away again.
After posting the picture, it's apparent some ripping needs to take place tomorrow to a couple of half blocks. This project also calls for appliqued sunflowers along the bottom. When I went looking through the magazine for the templates, I discovered the pull-out pattern section was missing. This is the magazine:
Anyone have one in their collection that they no longer need? Must have the pull-out pattern section. It's from 2008.
Here's a UFO from Scrap Quilts magazine back in 2008. I had the squares sewn and all of the pieces cut, but somehow it was put away in a blue case and neglected. I've been working on getting the top together and should have a flimsy shortly. Maybe this would qualify as a blue Rainbow Challenge for July.
I don't think I posted about making this doll quilt. It's from Kathleen Tracy's book "The Civil War Sewing Circle. Today I quilted and bound it. Tomorrow I'll wash it so it gets that soft and cuddly look.
The quilt square we are doing for the next Civil War meeting has an applique center with two pieced borders. I worked on the applique last week.
Last night and today I finished the two pieced borders. The whole square measures 12" when finished. I really like this one.
We have lots of catnip growing outside - it just pops up everywhere. Yesterday, I noticed this little goldfinch enjoying a meal from the plant outside the kitchen window. The pic was taken through the window screen.
Kathy asked for pictures of hand work. I stitched these two little gals last week from a Gloria & Pat pattern. The design area is about 1 1/2" x 3". I'm not sure what I will do with them yet. Any ideas?
Somebody posted about rhubarb muffins recently and shared the recipe. I'm sorry I can't remember who is was, but thank you! They were delicious. Here's my batch.