Sunday, April 15, 2007
Odds 'n Ends
Here is the placemat I was working on for our Guild challenge. This year's guild challenge was to make a placemat; all the placemats are to be donated to Meals on Wheels and distributed to their clients with a meal. I had a block that I was working on for a pillow that just never really came together so I took it apart and re-worked it into this placemat (I added liberated sawtooth borders and handquilted it) and also into this doll quilt (centre block):
For the doll quilt, I used the quilt-as-you-go method that Linda demonstrated at the Kids' Quilts Bee that I attended. I wanted to see how quick and easy it was....it was! The doll quilt measures 17x21inches or 43x54 cm, I used 2.5 inch strips of scraps, batting, and backing, She had demonstrated a reversible quilt, but I just used up some left over muslin and heart fabric for interest for the back (I think the flash didn't go off in this photo):
I still have a little bit more left over from this unwanted pillow, that will probably show up in some future post!
I made my first postcard! Inspired by this photo from my garden in 2006:
to this! I call it Cure for the Common Cold!
I've already hand delivered it to my friend Christine. I just don't trust the post office with it!