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Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Squares and a Mini Quilt

It's Wednesday again - and this is what I have on my cutting table. To the right is a small pile of 3-1/2" squares, to be used with four patches in a small quilt for the local cat shelter. Just above the small ruler is a 2-1/2" square, and to the left of that a couple of triangles, cut with my AccuQuilt Go cutter.

The picture below is a small quilt made of 2" squares - I'm keeping the picture small so you can't easily see all my mismatched corners. LOL

It will be quilted with 2 layers of batting or fleece - I'm thinking of something really simple like perhaps criss-crossing the squares in straight lines.

I hope you're having a fun, quilty week!

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Can you say "backlog"?

It's Wednesday again, and time to show what's on my cutting table.

The first is a couple of squares that I finished months ago for Blankets for Canada. The blanket is in progress - and if I can get a picture when I'm finished, I'll post it.

The other two are snuggles that I completed - also months ago - for donation to the local animal shelter. And there are a few more of these - so you can see why I use the word "backlog" here. LOL

A couple of people have noted that they're uneasy showing what's on their cutting table, or in their sewing area. I am too - but I decided that I needed a spur to keep me going, and to try to get some sort of order in there.

It's working, too - next to finish is another small quilt top for donation to the animal shelter.

Happy Wednesday!

Wednesday, 15 July 2009

What's on my Cutting Table?

So much to do, and so little time. At least, that's what it feels like. I've decided to try posting at least once a week - probably on Wednesday - with a picture of what's on my cutting table. It will be a journal of my progress, or perhaps lack thereof. LOL

This is what it looks like right now. There is one pair of my reading glasses - mostly used for frogging. there are some bins of 2" squares - in my attempt to sort them into lights and darks. There's a small pair of scissors for separating the string pieced squares. And, oh yeah, there's one of my little cat quilts in progress. (Let's pretend the stuff in the background doesn't exist for now, okay?)

And here's what was on my cutting table a few months ago.

These are some of the 8" squares that I have crocheted to be put into a blanket to be donated to "Blankets for Canada". This is a group that gives blankets to the homeless. As you may have guessed by now - I love using scraps - yarn scraps, fabric scraps...

So, what's on YOUR cutting table?

Monday, 6 July 2009

Postcards from Mexico

As promised, here is a picture of the two lovely postcards I received from Ale. I think I'd love to visit Toluca.

The bottom picture shows a stained glass window from a Botanical Garden - wouldn't that make a gorgeous quilt?

Happy Monday!

Sunday, 5 July 2009

I'm a Winner!

Hola amigas!

Several weeks ago, I entered a giveaway on a lovely blog, Blueberry Heart Quilts, and I won! (I was the 13th to comment - how cool is that?)

And this is what I won.

It's a beautiful little quilted bag - with a side pocket for my cellphone, a hook to hold my keys, and a zippered pocket on the front flap (just above the flower) and one on the front of the bag. There's a lovely long handle as well, for carrying over my shoulder. Here's another picture, showing the inside and the pocket:

Isn't her work lovely?

She also sent me two beautiful postcards - one of which has a picture of a stained glass window that would make a lovely quilt pattern.

Please check out Ale's blog - she has tutorials for making small quilts, bags, and many other beautiful quilty items. (And in Ale's honour, I purchased my first needlework and crochet magazine in Spanish! Wish me luck. :)

Tomorrow - photos of the postcards, and some pretty fabric.

Adiós para ahora!