Wednesday, September 23, 2015

New Projects

Hello everyone! I hope you are all enjoying this official first day of fall. It is beautiful here! Cooler mornings but then sunny and warm during the day. Pretty perfect if you ask me. :)

Now that I got Double Crossed and my $5 quilt off to the quilter, it is time to start focusing on the craft fair I have coming up in November, about 2 months from now. I did just well enough at last year's craft fair to try again this year but I'd like to have more variety. I have my microwave bowl cozies and snack mats but I'm also going to make some mini quilts, coasters, rag quilts and perhaps a few more small items as well.

I got my first mini quilt top done and have a 2nd one planned. I'm using some Thimble Blossoms patterns as well as a few from the book, Fun-Size Quilts. My mini Saltwater is ready to be quilted once I figure out what backing I want to use and my mini Red Letter Day is all planned out. I will be using these same fabrics for a mini Swoon quilt as well. I'm just getting into the whole mini quilt craze and I love it so far! They are super quick to piece and I see a lot more of them in my future. :)

I've also been working on some charity quilt blocks. Yvonne at Quilting Jetgirl shared on Instagram and her blog about a call to action she learned about. The Butte fire in California has destroyed over 500 homes, some belonging to quilters who have now lost everything. Kerrie of Kerrie's Quilting in Lakeport, CA, is putting together some quilts to give to as many of those quilters as she can and is asking for 10" blocks in pastel colors with hearts appliqued on the center. I am making 16 blocks.

If you would like to help out, see Yvonne's tutorial for making the block. Sign your blocks with your name and town and mail them, by October 8, to:

Kerrie's Quilting
1853 North High Street
Lakeport CA  95453

I'm linking up today to WIP Wednesday and Let's Bee Social.
WIP Wednesday at Freshly PiecedSew Fresh Quilts


Have a Sew Crafty day!

Jenn

3 comments:

  1. Haha, I just realized I only signed my name. Oh well, it should be good enough! :) Mini quilts can be a lot of fun. I really like feeling more free to explore my free motion quilting on them.

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  2. Your heart blocks are fun. Great of you to do that while you are so busy with all those projects!! I hope you finish a lot!!

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