Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people. Eleanor Roosevelt

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Small Projects

Last week I did actually sit down at the sewing machine and accomplish something. Nothing fancy, just another way to use up scraps. I had these leftover yellow blocks already pre-cut so all I had to do was pair up some reds and greens. I needed a small quilt to cover my messy area. All my threads and extra bundles of fat-quarters, live behind this quilt. If you look closely you can see how messy it really is (I only seems to clean this area when I can't find the right thread).
I used yet another yard stick to hang it and I made ribbon loops to hang it from the stick.

I also made up a few place mats. One of my Aunts works for a local organization that provides meals to the elderly, kind of like "Meals on Wheels".
She had a donation of 13 place mats and needed 18 more for the home deliveries. Again, another great way to use up scraps and fabric you no longer like.
Of course after I made up those rooster mats, I thought, "I like this fabric". But it will have a better home than sitting in a box waiting for the perfect project, this was the prefect project.

I ventured out on my own yesterday (so far I've always had a co-pilot). I needed to go to my local quilt shop (Hello Girls!). The only problem was that the shop is in the low point between 2 hills. I was a little nervous but I really needed some fabric! Long story short, it was no problem. But still, give me a little room if you come up behind me.

Take care, Brandie


Linda said...

I used to avoid any hills when I first was taught to drive a stick! LOL! Your little wall hanging is darling! How nice of you to donate all those mats. So generous!

Lori said...

I love the placemats and they will be so cheery for those who receive them.
Great quilt and a creative way to hide a space.