Thursday, March 6, 2014
Blue Skies and Sunshine
I finished up my cross stitch pin cushion that is destined as a gift. While it is not my usual taste in colors, I really like it. I ended up stuffing it with saw dust because it was free (in my husband's workshop) and I didn't feel like going to the store to get crushed walnut shells. I have to tell you I love the sawdust! It packs in there so nice and tight. It just gives it a nice body.
This is the back. the directions suggested that you line the cross stitch and the backing fabric with a light weight fusible interfacing. It was a great idea and made it feel very nice. I think it also helped when stitching down the edge by hand.
A baby quilt was quilted today, binding on tonight.
I keep miscellaneous blocks and things in a container. Usually these are blocks that were made as extras or made the wrong size. I also did some leaders and enders.
These were leftover from my half square triangle quilt.
A whole bunch of 4 patches.
Some random triangles that could easily be sewn together.
These came off the baby quilt I finished today.
These could be fun to work with.
The leaders and enders.
My leftover blocks. I hear my design wall calling!
Thank you to everyone who commented on the book, Outlander. My friend Judie first recommended this to me. I cannot put it down! Time travel is so not my thing, but this is done very well and I can't wait to read all the rest of the books. Now to try and find that balance of reading, sewing and real life....