We were invited to a neighbor's house last night for champagne tasting (!!) and I wanted to bring a hostess gift but agonized over what to bring. Finally, literally 90 minutes before we were due to arrive, I decided to make pot holders using the left over blocks from my Quilt of Valor.
Fortunately I had plenty of that heat resistant stuff to put into the pot holder and I found that homespun for the binding. I'd used it for a border last year and it's just perfect. Okay so they weren't seasonal... July 4th will come in about 6 months!! She was delighted regardless. I did sweat the last few stitches, though, trying to get it done in time to be there at the appointed time! ;-)
I realized that I shortchanged you when I sent you the view from my sewing machine. Here is the full view... sadly it was cloudy today but you get the idea. It faces East so the morning sun is glorious. My design wall is on the right (check out the next picture) and I have another machine set up on the left wall. I put the cutting table right in front of the window.
Here is my progress on the log cabin blocks using the leftover strips from the Quilt of Valor. Okay, I'm cutting more and I think I'll keep going and make another QOV top using the strips. I'm on a roll. I hate having to decide on a new project, being in between projects!
Several months ago, Temecula Quilts had a monthly pin cushion offer, which I signed up for. Of course. I love their things. So far, I've made most of them (last month's was a little too tiny for my taste). So I started this month's today. I think it's too deep and I'm tempted to trim it. You can't even tell it's a pin cushion. This is the bottom. I bought more walnut shells today but I still think it's too deep. What do you think? I've never done something like this. Can't say I'm loving it. You wouldn't believe that the body of this is a cheater cloth!! I'll show you what it looks like when I finish it tomorrow.
Baby arrives tonight!! YEAH!!