Friday, December 16, 2011

I’m back……

Wow, what a surprise when I checked into the blog and realized it’s been over 3 months since I finished blogged something.  Where did the time go…on yeah, shop hop, freak snow storm, no power, no Halloween, Thanksgiving, Anniversary sale…and not much time in front of my sewing machine.  But just today (and it’s Friday) I actually finished two some things!  When the Grinch fabric came in earlier this year I had great ideas, but that’s as far as it went.  Then I found this really easy quilt…surfing the web.  Mary calls it “My favorite quick donation quilt” or quick-strippie.


I think it should be called “My wicked fast, super easy gift quilt”!  It only takes 3 fabrics, an hour (if that) of sewing.  Then “quilt as desired” stitch in the ditch works…bind and gift!  Of course I haven’t done the quilt and bind part yet, but all in good time.

My second “finish” is quilt-as-you-go placemats.  I needed new placemats in the Christmas theme and I’ve been hooked on the quilt-as-you-go technique.  So I dug around in my stash closet and pulled out reds and  greens and a fun fabric for the back and got to work.  I sort of based it on string quilts where you start in the center and work out.  Then I trimmed them down to the size I wanted…I can see I’ll be making more of these.


I’ll bring one by the shop if you’re interested…as long as I don’t spill dinner on it!!

Until next time…


Audrey Ostrowski said...

Love the placemats - I'll have try to make a few.

Southampton Quilts said...

They are really easy Audrey...the strips can be any width. Just another fun way to use scraps and have something functional when you're done.