Yesterday I showed you my three FQs of Melody Miller coffee pots. I love them, but according to Annie at The Village Haberdashery they are the least popular according to sales figures. This surprised me so I ask you this - If you had a FQ of the coffee pots what would you make with it? How about if you had this FQ?
I know what I am doing with one of my FQs. But I'm not telling. I am willing to pop this one in the post to one of you if you have a pressing need to make something spectacular. So tell me, what would you do? (Shhhh! This is a quiet little share the bounty thing, not a g*veaway so don't go telling anyone. It is just between us, okay. I'll get the girls to help me pick one of the ideas, if there is more than one suggested, in a couple of days and, if I don't already have your address, I'll be asking for it.)
Meanwhile, between realising that you need to have more food in the house when adding a full grown male into the equation for week day catering, and all the usual 'stuff', I've been doing a little bit more sewing. Now, there's a surprise!
I cut and attached the binding to yesterday's project. Now it just needs hand sewing down on the back.
Then I started making a birthday present for my mum. I made her and my stepdad a cushion with Etchings scraps at Christmas and though I was not sure if it was good enough, they loved it. And it worked really well with their sitting room decor. So she asked for another cushion. Similar to the one I made. The problem being that the Etchings stash was near obliterated over the Christmas sew-a-thon. I dug about and found a little of the red on red text print - which I have tried to buy more of from my LQS but is no longer in stock. I dug around some more and decided that this would work with my Sunkissed yardage. I hope that this cushion top looks okay next to the first one.
I am all basted and ready to quilt, but a little research showed me that this is not a simple case of stippling my way from one side to the other. No, to match the other cushion I need to get out the needle and thread.
That's my evening taken care of then. One binding to sew and lots of lovely hand quilting to do. We leave for my mum's on Sunday so plenty of time to get this completed before our departure.
Next on the agenda is my Brit Bee block for March. I was trying to catch up on my blog reading earlier and saw this block on Laura Jane's blog. It was the reminder I needed that the bee block was due and that other people in our bee are way more adept at paper piecing than I am. As in they have done paper piecing and I haven't. I have a very steep learning curve coming up. Thank goodness I have been reading Katy's posts for her FPPFTT series avidly and hopefully will have picked up some handy dandy information to keep me from buggering it up completely.