First off, I'm very happy to say that I finished quilting my Grandma's Kitchen Sampler which I stitched along with Pat Sloan in 2017! The binding and label are also done so that's a wrap!
I made a pieced back with left over pieces from the front and then FMQ in an all over meander. Label not sewn on yet but it's made!
Each block was released with a memory of Grandma's Kitchen
like this one Pick a Posie!
Many of the blocks were pieced but a few were appliquéd like Telephone Time, Peppermint Swirls and Grandma's Apron.
(upper right corner, top row 2nd from left and 2nd row center)
The fabric line I used was Domestic Diva by Riley Blake. I had 2 charms in my stash for a long time but I needed to get a bit of yardage that I still found online! I also used some other coordinating fabrics.
It finished at 60" x 60" square...a good size for a picnic quilt!
I will link up to Pat Sloan's Grandma's Kitchen link up.
I also have been working a bit on making some things for sale to help the youth mission trip at our church. I wasn't sure I would have time to donate anything since work has been so busy but I decided to pull out a box of old jeans that I have stashed away. I deconstructed them into parts. First, I took the flat felled seams and cut them very close and straight. Since the seams were not long enough, I needed to splice them together with a few stitches until I had a length between 92" - 98". Then using fabric glue, I rolled them until they were about 4" - 4 1/2" around.
Don't they look fun with the different jean colors and stitching showing through?
A stack of repurposed jean coasters!
These will be sold in sets of 2.
I also cut off the pockets and made a set of 4 placemats.
My table was too small to fit all 4.
The field of the placemats was from an old jean skirt of my daughters. I cut it to be 12" x 16" and serged around the edges.
Don't these projects work well together?
I have a few more ideas for the rest of the repurposed jeans. Stay tuned!