A co-worker gave me 3 needlepoint pillow/chair seat canvas a few weeks ago that her mother bought at an auction. I thought the wool floral design was so beautiful, the colors so vibrant.
Of course I ran right out to Hobby Lobby and bought a skein of mohair yarn. The color is called biscuit and was soooo soft.
And it came with instructions! For only $6.50.
I'm getting my sofa reupholstered soon and now will have 3 matching pillow to put on it. Can you image something matching in my house instead of my "interesting" collection of hodgepodge items? I'll keep you posted on how it all turns out.
QUILT AS YOU GO
At a family dinner last month, my mother-in-law, Norma, told me how to make a quilt-as-you-go quilt. I couldn't wait to get started. I had these yellow and orange fabrics pick out for a future project.
First I cut strips. I chose 2 1/2" wide strips, but they can be any size. Then I spray starched the strips. I was thinking that the strips may move around as I'm quilting and starching would make them stiffer and hold in place better. I cut my batting and back fabric and pinned them together. I decided to make a crib size. I laid out the color order that I wanted the strips, then took the plunge....
The first and second strip were placed at the end on top of the batting facing each other and I used my walking foot and sewed all the away across. Then I ironed the second strip so it laid flat and placed the 3rd strip on top, sewed it down and just repeated the process.
Above picture shows the top strip sewed down and the bottom picture shows the same strip ironed and ready for the next strip.
This quilt was fun and quick, but I'm not the best machine quilter. (I prefer hand quilting)
My lines aren't exactly straight, it looks like I've been drinking while I quilt! (Honest I don't drink! Just ask Sherri, she'll vouch for me) Now all I have to do is put the binding on it. If I make another one, (and I probably will) I'm thinking about wider strips and having them vertical instead of horizontal.
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