Two more Hot Mats to add to the collection … again, a great way to use up those bits & pieces!
Finally finished my Mile-a-Minute quilt … using up most of my blue scraps. It’s amazing what a little bag of bits & pieces can be made into!
Two, Four, Six … Vintage Blanket Felted Stockings … the two large and four medium are lined … the smaller ones not. The red berries are needle felted and sewn on … the leaves are felted into place using a felting/embellishing machine with 7 needles.
Twenty-four paper-pieced Mug Rugs … quilted and bound. The scrap bin is dwindling!
Have been working on these on and off since the beginning of the New Year … just managed to get them bound. Top left Rooster is a Hot Mat … the top right is a Chair Seat Pad. Both the Lamb and the Bee are Hot Mats … all ready for sale later in the year. Some of the wool fabric used is new and some is from recycled wool clothing. Each mat is backed with Melton Cloth and bound with 100% wool yarn.
Today was Sew Day for Markham Towne Quilters. Kathy N. taught us her “Mile A Minute” technique. A fun day was had by all … another great way to use up all those little leftover pieces! Thanks Kathy.
I’m all for using up all the little bits and pieces and I enjoy paper piecing … I’ve completed 24 different 6” blocks that are now ready for quilting and binding into Mug Rugs.
Well here’s the final Block for Markham Towne Quilters Challenge for this year … Hollyhocks. I’ve used a folded centre for the flowers along with a Vintage Mother of Pearl Button in each flower. After next month’s meeting I can begin putting it all together and will have to figure out the best way to quilt it all … it’s a challenge I think I’m up for.
I’m in the midst of planning my last block for the Markham Towne Quilters Challenge Quilt. I think I’m ready to sew things down.
For all of you who live or are vacationing down south … Look at what you’re Missing!!! It’s actually quite a nice day out there today; however, we have had some bone chilling weeks behind us. Hopefully the warming trend will continue … but I have my doubts. As much as I don’t want to wish my life away … I am sure looking forward to Spring. I am enjoying bluedesignwall’s garden pictures … I close my eyes and try to imagine I’m in that warm climate … it’s helps just a little.