First of all I thought to show you how much whisky I’ve been drinking lately:
Seriously, awhile back, my middle son ( the one with the puppy, cats and grandkids ) saw a Crown Royal quilt on Ebay selling for several hundred dollars. Now, rather than asking me about that or what might be all entailed in making such a thing, he followed a simple train of thought. “Oh, Mom makes quilts! I’ll get her some of these bags and she can sell these too! ” So he arranged with a bartender friend to start saving all of these bags, to my surprise. I washed them and have 3/4 of a laundry basket full of them.
I am in no more of a mood to make a Crown Royal quilt than I am in one to make a Grateful Dead quilt for the youngest son, lol! But my DIL’s brother-in-law is a Crown Royal fan so I told her twin sister to pick up a 16 inch pillow insert and I’d deconstruct some of these bags and make a pillow cover. Have any of you ever made such a quilt or a project out of bags like these?
Meanwhile if I could sew clothes I’d do this for my DIL ( amazing dress sewn by bartender )
On to where I am with applique this week :
Sentimental Stitches is providing free blocks each month for the 1857 Album Quilt.
At the end of February I had completed the three blocks from January. There were four more blocks released in February, and three more for March. I would like to catch up a bit.
- While they won’t be sewn in this order here are four blocks ( tulip recently finished ) that are completed.
- Next there is a block with circles…I made my circles bigger so I had to sew less of them.
- The tool block is beyond my skill level in regards to applique so I outlined heavily, transferred the design onto my fabric and am embroidering it. I thought that if I used all six strands of the thread it should stand out enough next to the other blocks. We shall see.
When these two are completed they’ll need the diamonds in the corners before I can move on to another block. I do have another one prepped so I have plenty to keep me busy in the way of Slow Sunday Stitching, though how far I’ll get I am not sure….
I had a request to photograph a baby’s 1st birthday party on Saturday…and there are many pictures to edit. Then last minute, another request to photograph a baby on Sunday for a beauty contest entry. Her and her Mama are coming here which means that I should probably dust before I sew? :) LOL…
To see what other Slow Stitchers are up to, visit Kathy’s Quilts on Sundays.
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