Sunday, April 12, 2009


Since I sew mostly on the weekends, and it takes a while to get my sewing machine serviced I ended up with a sewing machine-less weekend. Recently I joined Ravelry after seeing so many links on blogs of beautiful things others have made. I used to knit and crochet alot but it has been awhile so I thought I would break in gently. So, ta-da, here is a cotton dishcloth. Came out okay I think.

Even though I have lots of things already cut out and in progress, when I saw the new American Patchwork & Quilting I knew I had to make the cover quilt. I just love scrappy quilts (I know you already know that) and I also love Carrie Nelson patterns. So immediately (even though the machine is back now) I had to start pulling and cutting to make this quilt.

I decided to use alot of fabrics I usually pass by in my stash. You know the ones -- colours or styles that you liked once upon a time but now, not so much. So every time you pull fabric you pass them right by. Most of these pieces are bigger than scraps, and they will look just fine in a scrappy quilt. And some of them will get used up -- at last.

And now that Easter is over it's time to put the bunnies away and move on to something new. Over the last few months I have been collecting watermelons during our thrifting outings. So here are the makings of the next display. Doesn't look like much now but it is a nice collection, don't you think? I will show it again once it is all set up.

And since I guess I am just not really into all the half square triangles I need for the quilt I am supposed to be working on, I decided to make this little table runner from the BH&G web site. I am really, really happy with it. It will look great with the rest of the watermelons. I have a couple of other watermelon quilt patterns so it is likely I will get distracted by them soon now, too.

But before I go, here is the newest box lid. Since there is not quite a season going on right now and there is not a watermelon lid, I thought this more generic house lid would be good for a while. And I do like houses, and, of course hearts, so it will be nice to look at it for awhile.

And another thing-- I was asked in comments what I am going to do with the chain. I guess I forgot to mention that it goes on my Christmas tree. When we moved to this tall house we got a new 9 foot tree and the old chain just didn't go very far on that tree. This is probably still not enough but I won't really know that for another few months.

1 comment:

  1. I have never used one of the cotton dishcloths but they do seem to be popular. I like the way you have a heart worked into yours.