Saturday, March 16, 2024

This Week in Wichita

I hope you all had a great week.  I hade a very productive week.  This week I made a quilt top, a jar carrier, and two pot holders.  I am also sorting through my scrap stash which includes 1/2 yard or less fabric.  This size does not wrap around my comic boards for sorting fabrics.  I do cut strips and squares from new stash so I have more variety.  Scrappy quilts are not always made by me with scraps only.  I do use some of my stash, but I seldom buy new fabric, unless it is for the back of the quilt.  I need to iron my quilt top and drop it off at the long arm quilters.  (The Master's Quilt Shop in Downs, Kansas) 

Have you noticd that Melissa Gilbert from Little House on the Prarie has an on-line store that sells home goods and clothing.  I saw a jar carrier on that site.  I have a pattern like this for a casseroe carrier made the same way.  I don't know where it is, but I will eventually find it.  In the mean time, I made one and it turned out fine.  I may want to increase the square by another inch.  I made some apple butter and other goodies around Christmas.  It would be handy to carry a jar to someone for safe passage.  It would make a great gift, but many people do not can or place goodies in jars.  

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The top is acyually here on the left.  

I had a little help with the display.  This pattern is Brick Roads.

This is the backs of the new potholders.  Don't you love this fabric!  Since these are vintage potholders depicted on the fabric, I felt the need to make potholders.

I like the freedom in crumb quilting.

This is the jar carrier.  I have a pint jar in it.  It is reversible.  I crumb quilted the exterior of this also.

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Valentine's Day

It is almost Valentine's Dayl.  I haven't made any crafts for the holiday until today.  I normally do very little.  I put out a couple of heart pillows or placemats.  Recently, I saw a video where a lady made pin cushions or little pillows in heart shapes.  They were very easily made with sewing on the right side and no turning after stuffing it.  I used fabric and thread scraps for stuffing.  She used 3 layers of fabric.  I used 4 layers of fabric.  They are reversible.  Here are pictures.  I added netting on one of them.  It really didn't show up.  I also used a sponge made to remove threads off your clothes and quilts for fraying the edges.  

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