Thursday, November 29, 2012

Pin Sink and Bowls

Here's the beast that ate all my pins. I finished this top in 2004, and started hand quilting it a couple of years ago. I didn't get that far before little B came along.  I recently dug it out to make sure there wasn't any rust. I guess I should finish off some other UFOs and get back to this one. I need my pins!

Here are some fabric bowls I put together from acuppaandacatchup. There are so many cute options in the pattern! Therese two were sort of trial runs.  I am proud of myself for finally cutting into this fat quarter of Christmas linen that I got in San Francisco years ago. The red one is pretty small and it was a little tougher than the bigger one. I'm going to have to hunt down some more interfacing if I want to make more. Then I'll try to get a bit more creative with handles, quilting, etc.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Just for my Crafty Stuff

Time to post my crafty thoughts and pictures on a separate blog...

Fastest quilt to piece. ever.  I think the quilting (straight line quilting only, thank you) will go quickly too. The basting, though, is going to be another story. All my pins are in use right now thanks to my silly idea of hand-quilting a king-sized quilt. I might have to hand sew the basting on this one. 

It's about 81" x 84"
Kona Papaya and Surf
from Alissa Haight-Carlton's Modern Minimal