It is late in the afternoon on Thursday and I decided to go ahead and do my Friday post. I am pleased that so far I have been sticking to my schedule of Mon, Wed, and Fridays. I have had dreams of posting a little something almost everyday (like so many of you do!) thinking then my posts wouldn't be so
So let's see, I did get to the fabric store yesterday and purchased enough fabric (I think) to make 8 table runners. You really don't need much fabric for one, and I chose 8 different fabrics that I think can mix and match pretty well and I only got 1/2 yard of each. I will eventually have to purchase some muslin for the backing, but I am a ways from that, and there is a sale next week on that. I still have quite a bit of batting left over from all my rag quilts, so hopefully I will have enough. I had some good coupons to use yesterday. I LOVE that Joannes always has coupons going. All but 1 of these Christmas runners I intend to be used as gifts, so hopefully they come out good enough for that. ; ) I have two different patterns I am going to try, but they didn't have the template I needed for either one at Joannes. So I drove over to the WONDERFUL quilt shop I discovered the other day (it is called The Calico House and Cranberry Quiltworks in Brea, Kris) and they didn't have them either but I spent another good hour browsing around and getting ideas etc. I did purchase one of those little panels to make a cloth book for Melody's babies to enjoy when they are here in a couple of weeks. I went home after that and called every quilt shop that seemed close enough for me to drive over to, and none of them had the templates either. Soo I ordered them on-line and now I will just have to wait for them to arrive before I can get going. Meanwhile, I discovered ANOTHER project that looks quick, super easy, and requires just a little bit of quilting, so I went ahead and ordered fabric for that too. It will be to make up 3 tote bags/purses. I am thinking the new mommies can put them to good use. The other will be for me. Soo I have plenty to both keep me busy and yet small enough to practice machine quilting on as soon as it all arrives. I spent the rest of that afternoon putting the book together.
|AND FOUR MORE. ALL 8 OF THESE FABRICS BLEND REALLY WELL|
|LITTLE CLOTH BOOK...SOO CUTE|
|LOOK AT SOME OF THE INSIDE PAGES|
|THE BACK OF THE BOOK....I WAS ABLE TO TRIM IT IN A DECORATIVE STITCH|
|THIS IS HOW I FOUND HIM WAITING FOR ME WHEN I DROVE UP. HOW DARLING IS HE?|
|HE ALWAYS ORDERS SHRIMP! LOVES IT! GRANDMA STUCK WITH A YUMMY SEAFOOD SALAD WE TAKE TURNS PLAYING THE WORD SEARCH GAME ON THE MENU. HE DOES IT REALLY WELL, HAHA|