Monday, December 15, 2008

Chicken Pincushions with Thread Caddy Nests

I love chicken pincushions, I modified the instructions here and here (I like prairie point combs and mine are bigger because I have so many 5 inch squares to use up) and made a few awhile ago.

My SIL won one at the family reunion. I was happy to see her using it when I went to visit. She had put it in a little bowl with some thread and it looked so cute because the bowl reminded me of a nest, which reminded me of another pincushion I had made a couple of.

I combined the two ideas.

My nest edges are pinked to eliminate binding and I used safety pins between the spools.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Rag Quilt Foot Warmer

It is so cold here today. My feet freeze when I am sitting at my computer.  I had a few rag quilt squares left over so I put them together to make a rag quilt rice pad foot warmer.  I think I will make a few nicer ones for the  cold footed among my family and friends.

Japanese Knot Bags

I finished these cute little bags a couple weeks ago but just got around to taking a picture. Fast to make and each uses only 2 fat quarters. I found the pattern here: Japanese Knot Bag

Monday, December 1, 2008

Sudoku Quilt Finish (Almost 1 Year Later)

I finished quilting my Sudoku quilt a couple weeks ago but just got around to taking a picture. I started this quilt almost a year ago. It is hard to tell from the picture but the border fabric is Sudoku puzzles. I procrastinated so long putting the borders on that I saw this fabric at a Joann's and swapped it for the original.

The front was made with FQs my daughter gave me last Christmas, the back is pieced from my bargain basement garage sale fabric. It was my second quilt quilted on a rented long arm.

6 Fat Quarter Bag

I made this bag using a pattern from the book, Fat Quarter Quilts by M'Liss Rae Hawley. I didn't use FQs but adapted it to use some fabric pieces my daughter won at a quilt show.  It is a very big bag.  To fill it out for the picture we put my newly finished Sudoku quilt inside. And it still has more room!  It is an easy bag to make.  If you used fat quarters it would taking 6 for the outside and almost 2 yards of fabric for the lining.