Wednesday, September 17, 2014

New This Week

I have signed up for 2 Sew Alongs. One with Temecula Quilt Co where we are making 4 1/2 in alphabet blocks at the rate of 2 per week and one with Terry at Terry's Treasures where we are doing Charming Star Blocks at no rate at all just a suggested maybe 4 per month.  No pressure.

These are my first 4 Charming Star blocks.  I am using Christmas fabrics.  Last night I pulled 16 fabrics and made my own Charm pack.  The blocks are a great size, they finish at 14 inches.  The only problem I see is that I now have all the fabric cut and begging to be sewn.  This project may go a lot quicker than I originally intended.


Now these sweet little letters are just quick fun.  My plan is to make them the day they are released. I purchased the fabric kit ( the one with the dots on the background ) and since they are so quick to put together I figured I'd make 2 quilts at the same time. Today was D day.


It hasn't taken half an hour to whip up 2 blocks yet.  Even this one that I had to rip because I put the top and bottoms on backward.  Ripping 4 1/2 inches is really not a big job.

I also find I'm kind of addicted to knitting dish clothes. These are clothes 5 and 6 made in the last 2 weeks.


Combined with some wooden kitchen utensils they make a quick and easy gift.


I used this one to hold a gift card.  Happy Birthday JB.  It's in the mail. You should have it by your big day.


7 comments:

  1. It will be hard to pace oneself with the Charming Stars - I was thinking the same thing - fabrics are ready and sitting there and it goes so fast...... Your little alpha's are so cute and what a nice gift set.

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  2. Your star blocks look great! I couldn't stop at just four! LOL

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  3. Great stuff going on in your corner of the quilting world! Girls just wanna have fun!

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  4. your charming stars are too darned cute! the letters will make a neat project and the dishcloth and utensils make such a nice gift. you have been busy

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  5. Your star blocks are great in Christmas fabrics ! Great idea to make dishcloths as gifts. Thoughtful and so useful :-)

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  6. Love the star blocks! Those knitted dishcloths are something my mom used to make and we used them all the time...sweet memory.

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