Here is my finished, quilted and bound Brocante Schibbles. Pom Pom de Paris for the top...
Not Quite Paisley pantograph from Willow Leaf Studio. This was a great panto for this quilt, but boy is it dense! I was really glad I chose to use it on something small - LOL!
Sinta and Sherri's April Le Petite!
Jo's Country Junction! I've been wanting to try the Lapel Stick for a while now. I heard about it a year or so ago on someone's blog and was all ready to order. But at the time the only place you could get it was Canada. Shipping was like $15.00 - waaaaaay more than the 3 sticks I was ordering. I was bummed. So I was thrilled when I won this (thanks Jo!). Lapel Stick is labeled as a temporary non-staining adhesive - you can use it for collars or lapels (duh!) that stick up, temporary hems, etc. And, of course, applique!! So I tried it out on the table runner I just made (last post). I used it to temporarily secure the bias strips so I could sew them down. Worked great and didn't gum up the needle at all! I'll be using this to prep my clamshells too (that is
This totally floored me when I got this envelope in the mail. The return address said "Moda" and it was squishy. Moda - sending something to me???? Whatever could it be? I was giddy with excitement. They sent me this cute little 2.5" charm pack of Lilac Hill as a thank you for the Just One Star blocks I had sent. I had completely forgotten about those and certainly wasn't expecting anything in return. Wow! Thanks Moda! I put the thank you note on my sewing room bulletin board and the little charm pack with it's bigger twin on my shelf.
Last month at our Philly Modern Quilt Guild meeting, we revealed our Kona Solids Charm Challenges. I used the Lil Twister ruler for the first time. Our challenge was that we couldn't use any additional solids, just prints. I promise that white is NOT a solid, but a tone-on-tone dot (it still felt like cheating though - LOL!). Once I finished cutting out the Lil Twister blocks, I was left with what resembled swiss cheese. After some careful trimming, I was able to use the leftovers on the border. I really liked using the ruler and the blocks went together easily. I'd like to try the larger one next. What would that be, the "Big Twister"???? I was really intrigued to see what my fellow guild members would do with this challenge and I was not disappointed! The creativity in this group astounds me. You can go here to see the rest of the Challenge quilts.
We're having a really exciting guest at our next meeting, so I'll be sure to report!