I used the Moda Nautical and Nice charm pack to make the above quilt. I didn’t use many of the light colored charms. I like how the squares float off of the blue fabric. To me it resembles square life preservers.
I free motion quilted the baby quilt with a wave pattern using a cream colored thread from Ken’s Sewing Center. The fabric on the back is a Noah’s Ark print that I got a ton of years ago at a thrift store. I think I may have enough left for one more baby quilt back.
I got these postcards, block, and 4″ fabric squares in the mail today. Aren’t they fabulous?
Okay here is my latest quick and easy endevor. Fabric book marks.
I cut a scrap peice of fabric 4 1/2 x 6/1/2 inches. Folded it in half length wise right sides together. Sew across the bottom and up the side. Turn it inside out. Use a pen or chop sticks to press out the corners. Cut a piece of heavy card stock or a manila folder into a 1 7/8 inch piece. The length will need to able be at least 6 inches. Insert the paper into the bookmark. Cut off the excess paper. Turn the raw edge into the book mark and sew it closed. I used a heavy duty needle and some embroidery thread to add tassels to the end of some of them. You could also quilt them with a machine and a heavy duty needle.
And the winner is TLC Stitches. Congratulations. Here is what she won.
Congratulations Brenda from The Quilt Journey.
Here is what she won.
And the winner is Em from Em and the Gang.
Here is the fat quarter you won. Congratulations.
We had 29 entries this week. Thank you to all of my loyal readers. Check back for the new fat quarter. Happy commenting.
Here are three more that I made last week and mailed off. I forgot to post the pictures. LOL. Silly me.
I am giving away the brown scroll again. Everyone seemed to like it. I do believe it is a civil war reproduction. Good luck and happy commenting.
Today has been a productive day. I sewed two friendship squares for a swap.
I also sewed together 9 churn dash blocks that are made from 30′s material for a baby quilt. The blocks are from a swap. The only one I made is the purple floral block at the top.
Then the kids and I went out for a while and did yard work. Man was it hot outside. We weren’t out there very long before we had sweat dripping in our eyes. We came in around 11:30am for lunch. It was getting too hot.
After lunch I got brave and started peeling off the wall paper in our foyer. It was an ugly green striped paper. It came off relatively easy. I discovered that there was another layer underneath that. An ugly blue floral. Yucko. So now I have to decide what to do next.
Brenda over at The Quilt Journey is hosting a post card swap. The two post cards on the left are from the swap from June. So far for July there is 4 of us swapping. If you would like to join us go over to Brenda’s blog and leave her a message. It is lovely to receive treats in the mail from sewing friends across the world. Why not join in on the fun. Happy Sewing.