My offerings this Friday are fairly paltry, but, hey, they are D-O-N-E, and that's the real deal, eh?! Because everything looks better next to flowers [tee hee] I propped this little PH up against a vase of my birthday flowers which are fading fast. lol.
The first two flimsies are biggish potholders for DD's new little cottage down by the beach. The first one is from blocks made at Retreat using the D4P method that I read about on Elly's blog. I like they way she does it. Below is a closer look at my efforts of FM straight-line quilting -- it's a bit wonky but I'll get it; just need more practice. lol
The one above has a quilted back and a crocheted front... the crocheted front is the "practice piece" I made while designing and playing with colors for DD's large Granny. Her afghan wound up being a bedspread for a Queen size bed!Then a rather largish child's quilt -- I sew quilts, make hats, socks, etc., as a means of giving back to my community. It is part of my personal commitment to put Gratitude Into Action [I'll write a post about this sometime]. Back to this quilt: I have always stitched the first seam of binding by machine and then finished the back with hand stitches. I am making so many projects now that this is no longer practical. I am trying to get proficient at applying the binding all by machine. My first few efforts are not really terrific, but it's a start and one has to begin somewhere. I try to begin at the beginning. lol
And b/c these are all BLUE, it fits right in with the Rainbow Scrap Challenge for February... nice how that worked out. lol.
That's all for today. I have some housework calling my name so guess I will finish that up before I leave to meet DD for lunch. We are going to the Soup Plantation Express near where she works in Carlsbad -- they create the yummiest salads!
Then it will be back home -- I am anxious to begin a project I read about on Connie's blog [Quilting By The River]. Speaking of Connie's blog, be sure to pop on over there on Tuesdays -- she throws a Linky Party! There is a button on my sidebar that will take you to the post. Fun!