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In October I received a stack of blocks made by my late mother-in-law Thelma. There were 44 Maple Leaf blocks in a variety of interesting prints.
I used all but 5 blocks, leaving out the “loudest” of the bunch. All the others were made with floral prints in much more muted tones.
I experimented with quilting each block on its own, adding in sashing to connect the blocks and then quilting in the ditch to connect the backing.
I pieced a back with two additional blocks and a light floral print.
I think my M-I-L would like it and be proud that it was finished. All it needs is it’s binding which I have, a nice deep dark green. It will feel good to snuggle under it with my hubby.
The Hands Across the Valley Quilt Guild’s bi-annual quilt show is fast approaching. I need to get my entry bound and ready for hanging.
Bubble quilting courtesy of Lenny from A Notion to Quilt.
Binding made from fabric designed by Amelia Caruso.
I love sugar skulls and Dia de Los Muertos stuff. My hubby free handed this one for me.
Pretty flowers all down the forearm.
A pretty palm flower
A lotus mandala with a chain around the ankle.
My whole left arm covered in pretty flowers!
Another market season is fast approaching. Time to get inventory in order. I’ve added some new items this year. One new set of items are these mason jar pin-cushions.
These are great to have on hand while hand sewing or to take with you for travel sewing. Toss in those items you need most like needles, thread, nippers and such. Keep track of thread clippings and tiny scraps to dispose of later.
Short half pint jars
Larger full pint jars