Thursday, November 22, 2007

Quilted Coasters


I was looking over the quilt top I made for my quilt class back in the beginning of the year - yep, I never finished the quilt. I had bought all this fabric for the back of the quilt and hadn't cut it yet. Last night I cut a piece out for the back of the quilt.

I had a few leftover scrap strips from this fabric just the right size for making coasters. SO, this afternoon, before Turkey Dinner, I made these quilted coasters and gifted them to the dinner hostess.

I got the idea from this book: Last Minute Patchwork and Quilted Gifts by the owner of Purl Patchwork.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Baby Quilt


My friend gave birth yesterday morning to a boy - Max. Last night I had this genius idea to make Max something. So, I looked through all my books for an idea that wouldn't make me nuts halfway through the project. I decided upon this simple, baby quilt that doesn't involve any piecing. Just two different fabrics for front and back with the batting in between. And, to hold the batting in place I used random, decorative yellow zigzags.

I wonder what I should make next. It's only 9:00am and I have the day off. Will I be lazy or will I be busy?

Boy, was I busy! I ran some errands, got my feet soaked, purchased a new bag and squeezed in a trip to the local, mom and pop fabric store. What great deals! I usually don't move beyond the entranceway and am dazzled by the large DEAL bins. Today I ignored these and went straight to the cotton print bolts. They really had a pretty good selection and it turns out fantastic prices. I don't know why, but everytime I go there I get sticker shock - positive sticker shock. I bought these really nice fabrics for $3/yd. Everything plus 4 spools of thread cost me a whopping $27.50. I LOVE it.

I bought 1 yard of the flower print and 2 yards of the stripes.

I bought 2 yards of the dots, 1 of the yellow print and 2 of the brown solid.

Another yard of this. The thread I purchased to match, see below.

Yum. Now I need to figure out what to make next.