It was a little over a year ago that our next door neighbor died tragically, leaving a wife and three children. I knew that I wanted to make memory quilts for the children and their mom gave me a couple of bags of t-shirts, shorts, pajamas, badges, etc. After contemplating the idea for months I finally decided on my design.
Their dad was a Fire Captain so the sashing fabric I selected was firemen themed and picked up all of the colors in the T-shirts. Other than that, I worked at arranging my squares at 6, 12, 18 or 24” measurements. It was my first attempt at such a project, but I think they turned out well. One is finished and the last two just need the binding applied. Parts of the quilts were done on their grandmother's Singer 301a that their dad had given me last year. You can read about that post here.
This week I also finished my little cross stitch project that I started while we were in Atlanta.
Look at these cute little buttons. Aren’t they sweet? I used some Weeks hand dyed floss for the project and I love the color variations in the stitching that the hand dyed floss gives.
I’ve had a couple of really nice wins lately too. The first was from Soma at Whims and Fancies. I actually got these back in August and have been negligent in posting this nice win. I like to have the little 2” squares already precut for a project. Thanks, Soma.
I also won some great patriotic fabric from Debby at Debby Kratovil Quilts. These are really nice fabrics and will be fun to use. Thanks, Debby.
Jodi at Pleasant Home chose me as her winner of the Olfa giveaway celebrating their anniversary. I was really pleased to have this 28mm cutter as I love using a small cutter for cutting out patterns when I am sewing clothing. I have so much more control over the rotary cutter when it is small. Look at the cute little Olfa pin too.
The mail has been so exciting…….much better than the junk mail that normally fills the mailbox.