Sunday, February 28, 2016

Book Worm Bands

I have finally purchased a Kindle. I don't have a smartphone, and I will be traveling enough this year that I decided it would be worth it. About a week after it arrived, I woke up one morning and remembered this elastic I'd been saving because it said "book worm," hoping to find a suitable use for it. Where did I find this awesome elastic? It came off a pair of underwear. Since it was from the waistband, it was long enough to cut in half and make two bands. I suspect they will be mostly decorative, but they can be used to hold the case shut, or secure other items.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Sampler Quilt

I started this quilt in 2008. I am so glad it's finally finished! I made a bunch of blocks, and then it turned out that they didn't really go together at all, so they sat around as I tried to figure out what to do with them. (It's my second longest work-in-progress.) I ended up taking a bunch of blocks apart, and I made a couple into their own quilts. In the end, I had 14 out of 51 blocks left, so I made one more unique block. Then I pulled as many squares of coordinating fabric from my scrap challenge stash as I could to create five more nine-patch based blocks. (There are only two fabrics in the nine-patch blocks that don't appear in the rest of the blocks.)

The back is the same fabric as the sashing. It was purchased with this project in mind after I committed the original fabric to my scrap quilt. Part of the reason I put off this project for so long was finding a sashing fabric that would bring all the blocks together. I really love the grey and blue color combination. The blue was originally purchased for my polka dot spiral quilt. I quilted along the sashing, and then I quilted all the blocks individually based on their designs. I quilted a star in this one to fill the middle since it is star fabric:

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Valentine Cards

I just love this heart paper and color scheme! Happy Valentine's Day!
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