Here is what I did with my Amy Butler “Daisy Chain” charm pack. I wanted to use a simple setting so as to be able to see every individual print… I love this fabric! It’s retro and modern at the same time…the cool colors remind me of the ocean and sea glass…and I also love daisies. The white fabric I used for the sashing has little tiny daisies in it. Did I mention that I love this quilt!!! Some of that ultra soft chenille fabric would make a fun back–I’ll have to look for some.
So…I’ve made a few more baskets…nine more with fun Christmas prints. I think the Mary Englebreit “Isn’t Christmas Jolly” has turned out to be one of my favorite Christmas lines this year. I might still be making more baskets…I’ve got to sit down and really go over my list one of these days. I have a home in mind for each and every basket…I’ve just got to figure out what I’m going to fill them with!
I also made two more table runners the other day. These two are both from the Heather Mulder Peterson pattern, “Little Charmers 3.” I think I’m really going to like them both after they are quilted and bound; the top one is made with an old Thimbleberries charm pack I had in my stash, and thebottom one from the Minnick & Simpson “Winter” line will look especially good after it gets a fun polka dot binding! These runners took a bit longer than the runners I showed in an earlier post…these are still simple and fun…but there is quite a bit of cutting of the individual charm squares before you can start sewing! And…I just found out that Heather has some new charm pack patterns…check out today’s post on her blog!
Block 5 of the Fat Quarter Shop’s Mystery Designer Block of the Month. I’m glad I did this quilt; I love each month’s block design…this is going to be a gorgeous quilt when finished. I should probably start cutting my sashing and setting the blocks together.
Friday I mailed my package of gifts to my Stitcher’s Angel in…Sweden! I’ve never sent any of my handwork so far away–I will be anxiously awaiting word that she has received the package, and then I’ll be able to share her identity (she has a very nice blog and is very talented)!
Well, I’m off to really review my list…I’m trying to accomplish the goal of all Christmas made and wrapped before Thanksgiving this year! There are so many projects out there; there is so much wonderful creative inspiration out there in blogland–I guess there’s always more to do!