Friday, November 30, 2007

November's End

November flew by.

Projects I finished

Disappearing 9 patch pieced shower curtain for a gift

Sewing machine mat/supplies holder for a gift

A bunch of scrappy potholders

My brother's Christmas gift rag quilt (only needs a trip to the triple loader)

Projects I have worked on but are not finished:

Bunch of scrap bag squares
Locker Hooking Rug
Fabric coasters

Things I have learned:

For clipping rag quilts, rag quilt snips made by Heritage are far easier on the hands than Fiskar's snips.

Old terry cloth towels make the best pot holder stuffing.

My mitered corners have improved a lot from all the potholders.

I figured out how to make an acceptable hanging loop with the potholder binding.

I learned how to make a disappearing 9 patch.

It is a good thing to have a small mindless hand sewing project (like pot holder binding) for times you have to wait.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

A Finish!

I finished this shower curtain today. It is a disappearing nine patch with fussy cut squares. It is going to be a Christmas gift. I really liked making this and had all the fabric so I didn't need to buy anything.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

A Finish! Rag Quilt B-Day Present

I finished the rag quilt I was making for one of my kids friends.