Sunday, August 24, 2008
Quiltmaker magazine, issue 123, September/October 2008 had these fun hotpads and a couple other fun projects I would like to try out. I think if you regularly did paper piecing, it would ward off Alzheimers. It really makes your brain get a workout....
I bought a magazine that had paper pieced vegetable hotpads. I have a box still of batting scraps that needs used up and recycled, so hotpads are the perfect project to do this. Additionally, with the added challenge of paper piecing, I jumped at the chance to make these. I used the same background fabric to unite the collection of vegetables and then used my scap bag for the various vegetables. I then took the paper pieced vegetables to my favorite store, Bernina,to find a fabric that would bring them together as a group. I bought a dishtowel for the back and yesterday I finished them up. I would rate this project 4/5 for fun, challenge and able to complete.
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Talk about a fun quick project. Give it a try when you need a little something without too much invested in time and $$$.
Thursday, August 14, 2008
The pattern had little Easter embroidered pillows. I embroidered the motifs on muslin and then cut them down. The quilt was made out of a charm pack (precut 5" squares of fabric from a designer collection)that I cut down for sashing. It is such a happy quilt and fun to display in the spring.
The pattern is great for using up little odds and ends of fabric. The embroidery I did on my lunch hours at work and in my spare time, I assembled the quilt together. It was a really fun project. Don't be afraid to start something fun like this. You most likely will enjoy it.