Hubby kinda demanded that my next project be something for me.... however, I have oh so many projects on "the list" that I had no clue where to even start! So, I decided to let everyone else pick what was next on my list. I posted a poll over on the Missouri Star forums with ten options, ranging from Etsy store stuff to a commissioned project, to quilts for my house. I let my fellow quilters decide.
Charmed Spools" quilt for me looks to be what's next on my quilting table! I actually bought the materials for this one back in December when Missouri Star was having one of their free shipping days. I can say enough how much I LOVE this store!
Here's my "haul" from December for this quilt....
- "Fairy Frost - It's a Girl Thing" Charm Pack by Michael Miller
- "Fairy Frost - Tan" by Michael Miller yardage
- "Fairy Frost - Onyx" by Michael Miller yardage
- "Fairy Frost - Passion" by Michael Miller yardage
I'm going to be starting my quilt this weekend, but before I do, I want to finish up a smaller project I've been working on. Since getting "Pearl" last November and getting back into embroidery, I've accumulated quite a stash of stabilizers. Up until now they've just been thrown into one of the drawers in my filing cabinet. It is a pain to have to keep pulling them all out just to get to the one I need. Going in search of a solution, I turned to Google, scouring the web. I saw a bunch of blogs where people are using shoe racks, but unfortunately I have no room in my HUGE walk-in closet to hang one (I know... Cleaning it out is on my list for this summer). I then stumbled on this adorable pattern on Etsy and it was just what I needed! I can hang it on the back of my door and it'll be personalized to my craft room :-)
After a trip to Joanns for fabric and vinyl, I was set. First thing I did right off the bat was make the bias tape. I can honestly say that's one thing I've never done before. Lol. The pattern author suggested the "continual bias tape" method (something I have never heard of).... So back off to Google I went. A couple of YouTube videos later, I was ready to give it a try.
Now, the pattern said that 3/4 yard should be enough to do all the double-fold and single-fold needed. I'm thinking I did something wrong as I only got about half of what I needed out of that 3/4 yard :-(
I've now got my holder to the point of adding the vinyl pouches and I'm determined to get this done today so I can empty out that drawer and use it for other goodies!
As soon as I get get this done, it'll be time to start my quilt and I'm so excited!! It'll be so nice to actually have something for myself for a change :-)
Hope everyone is having a wonderful Saturday!
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