The block measures 5 inches finished and I need 8 for the row though it is a substitution for the kites called for in the "Seasons in a Row" quilt. (The shamrock pattern is from Sew Precise 1-2 software.) I am already behind by NOT getting the shamrocks done by last Saturday's guild meeting. I should be working on the bunnies with the pom pom or yo yo tails and dimensional ears. All in due time, I guess. Sewing does not get done when you are forced to take a few days off to clean up the house, etc.
Next up yesterday---since I threw up my hands on the other deal, LOL. I sewed the 7 little aqua buttons on the challenge cupcake wall hanging. Deadline item: due April 13. I just pinned down the yo-yo cherry on the top as it will be in the way when I go to quilt it. I intend to do the honors this afternoon but I need to make a binding decision right along with that intention.
Pattern is from Quilt Doodle Designs and the challenge fabrics are the border fabric choices.
BUT I have two packets of challenge fabrics---I had already pulled one but there was one left and I thought I would pass it on to one of my absent guild friends. She baby sits her great grand-daughter several days a week (almost two) and is having a hard time carving out sewing time so I didn't even ask.
Buzzing and Bumbling's tutorial for snack tray or baskets. Really you can make these about any size you want, use laminating stuff on the interior if you wish--add a handle even. I used some binding that I initially had thought I would use on my sewing machine cover. I did use it in a few select spots but now the cut strips won't go to a complete waste, As you can see, the binding still needs to be hand stitched down before the little basket can be considered done. That little peeps tin that you see atop the shelving unit fits in there perfectly but I have another spot in mind for it.
I used the pattern from Red Hen Fabrics craftsy site (free download and better pics than the one I had originally found on their own website) but when I posted this on Facebook one of my guild pals said this is also called an ORT jar (old ratty thread, old remaining thread for the acronym). Shelia has made one and may be bailing me out if I can't figure out what is going on, LOL. Melinda Quilts ETC has a good tutorial for this on her blog, slightly smaller. (Hi, Melinda!) FAB pal Pam saw the posting on Facebook and asked me this morning "what holds this up". Good question!! I told her I may know more this afternoon when I work through the process. You might be able to see this a little better in Melinda's relating post http://melinful.blogspot.com/2009/02/piecemakers-and-ort-jars.html
I am not crazy about this yarn as it twists up too easily and the ply wants to pull apart too easily. It is nice and soft though and bulkier than worsted weight. ( Lion Brand Baby's First) Pattern source:
Knitting on the Net Kid's Spiral Hat. The pattern was fun and mixed it up a bit from what I had been working on though but I had to be watchful about what row I was on. I have another skein of yarn so will make another like it. Just not today, LOL.
Well, all this will keep me out of mischief for a few days anyway. I'll be participating in the next blog hop "Stitch Me Up" so will be back to posting a daily schedule by mid week. I can finally show you what I was so industriously embroidering for about 2 weeks!!
Hope you are having a good weekend---------