Saturday, September 26, 2015

Lobsters for New Year's Eve favors

Each New Year's eve family and friends come to the house for lobster and Dom dinner. Something to take home is always on the menu. A few years ago Martha Stewart had lobster dish towels to embroidery in a kit and a discount internet site (no longer in business) had them at rock bottom price. I bought 15 and set them forward to now and all 15 are done ready for the New Year 2016.  Simple stitching all done while traveling in The Rectangle 

Doing 15 of anything the same can seem endless, but they went by quickly and I know they will look great on the tables this year to ring in the New Year.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Rainbow FWMQG Trade

The trade for the Fort Worth Modern Quilt Guild was issued a few months ago to trade in September a mini rainbow quilt. I knew I would be on a Fall trip for several months so had to get it done. It was a really hard decision on a pattern but with no time to tarry I got to choosing. Wow there are a lot of choices but with it being a mini I knew I could not go too crazy. My attention was drawn to the fact my swap partner liked batics and abstract. I have always been drawn to the Arcadia Avenue by Sassafras Designs  block of the month as I saw it on Internet sites and had it in my pattern stash. Paper piecing is not my always go to but I really liked the patterns and the size of each block would make for a nice size mini.  I chose block number 4.  

Color choosing 

Looking like a Rainbow
all done starting to  quilt

center quilting like flower pedals

back quilting effect

quilting done and binding made

All done!  May there be a pot of gold at the end of our Rainbows.