I finished my 2015 UFO--Strawberry Social! I quilted it and bound it this month. I am on a mission to slay my many, many UFOs. #ufoslayer
I just straight line quilted it on my Pfaff vertically with the help of my walking foot and my extra wide foot as a guide. I used navy thread because of the the background, but it shows more in the strawberries and greens than I am used to.
The straight line quilting is simple and modern and goes well with the design--plus I can actually do it myself!
The backing is a busy strawberry print that hides my quilting. This quilt did shrink quite a bit probably because of the dense quilting. It is now 48ish by 63ish inches.
Even though, I am trying not to start any new big projects, I have allowed myself a small project here and there. I made this Welcome Mug Rug using the six inch block pattern found in Lori Holt's Farm Girl Vintage. I love the Bonnie & Camille fabrics and the colors match my sewing room where I am using it.
I took Thursday off to spend the morning with my daughter before she caught her plane back to college. We enjoyed her month long visit for winter break and it was hard to say goodbye! I consoled myself with a trip to one of our local quilt shops--they had recently moved and I had not been to the new location. Their new location is all one level which is an improvement. They had a lot of fabric on sale and I picked up each of these fabrics for $2.75 a yard--I bought them all! Customer service can be a little lacking at this shop, but I am happy to report it seems to have improved.
After getting home from the airport and quilt shop, I needed a distraction project. Sherri came to my rescue with the tutorial she had just posted on her blog for this Valentine's pillow. I made mine fit a square 14 inch pillow form because that was what I had on hand. Here is a link, if you want to make one too:
Since it is Saturday, the new Spelling Bee Blocks were posted. #spellingbeesaturday I made the little car in red like my own VW Bug and I made my camper in grays like the vintage Airstreams I like.
Happy mail came today! I received my kit and backing for the Fat Quarter Shop's Clementine Sew Along. I am honored to have been selected to sew along and post my blocks in this charity to benefit St. Jude. Here is a link for more information:
For Slow Sunday Stitching, I am embroidering my label for my Bee In My Bonnet Row Along Quilt.
This is another old UFO that I hope to slay very soon...