It was great to ease back into sewing this week with a couple small but fun projects. First, I made some desperately needed potholders, which I blogged about here. I have used those babies every day since then, not just for pulling pans out of the oven but also as hot pads, as well as something to set my hot cereal bowl on...so I can hold it in my lap...while I sit and eat it in front of the computer. And yes, I eat hot cereal every morning for breakfast, even in 90-degree weather. You can do that when your AC is set at the "Igloo" setting all summer because you married a polar bear. And now you know a little too much about our quirky household.
I made a little doll quilt (or table runner?) out of the '30s reproduction fabrics I won in Kristen's giveaway a couple weeks ago. She had an unfortunate coffee-spilling incident and could no longer use the affected and now prewashed squares in her project, so she generously gave them away. She even tucked in a couple pieces of bonus fabric as well! Thanks again, Kristen!
I sewed all the little squares into eight 9-patches and set them together with a white square in between. Then I used some of the extra fabric for a border.
The backing...well, I rooted through my fabrics and came up with this vintage feed/flour sack I found at the thrift store earlier this year. I know, it's pretty funky with the purple and blue dots. Kind of looks like two Slurpees collided on the sidewalk. But look at that, it works with what's left of the '30s fabric. I should be able to cobble together an interesting backing from these three. They're actually brighter and not as dusty looking as they appear here.
I'm toying with the idea of hand-quilting or maybe tying it. Unless I decide to make it a table runner, in which case I'll probably just machine quilt it.
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