Greetings on this sunshiny chilly October day! I wanted to share my finished wool applique candle mat... the pattern is by Primitive Gatherings called "Squared Up" as well as some things I've been trying to get squared away!
There have been so many things calling for my attention here in the studio lately. It's been a little less stressful since I decided last month to opt out of the Primitive Handmades Mercantile Group! Oh I fretted over that decision as they are such a wonderful group of ladies! Their October Update is in full swing with fabulous hand made goodies! If you haven't been... hop over and see!
With a few less deadlines I am able to concentrate more on my upcoming rug hooking classes here in the studio. AND try my hand at some new things I've been wanting to learn!
I've had desires to cut up some wonderful fabrics in little chunks and sew them together! I believe they call it quilting! LOL! There were a few things holding me back like not having ANY equipment like cutting mats, rotary cutters, quilting rulers etc. Ahhh ... and the quilting fabric.... do you think that might come in handy when a girl decides to make a quilt?!! So desires led to action and over the last couple of months with coupons from Joanne's and trips to a couple of fine quilt shops I now have at least the basics to get started!
Now let me say that my quilting attempts probably will not yield any full size beauties for the bed at the present time! I have in mind some smaller projects. In fact I have one started....
It involves some wool of course.... surprised? LOL! Living with a shop full of wool stirs up all kinds of inspired ideas for things I want to create! But lo and behold... I've already run straight ahead into a wall with this project!!. Oh why do I do these things! Yep... didn't calculate how much of that cotton background print I would need and I have 13 more squares to make and I'm out of that particular fabric! So this first project will be a make-do.. as in make-do with what I have on hand. Still not squared away when it comes to quilting fabric!! But I do have an idea...so
Will she have what it takes to become the quilter she dreams of?