I've noticed many people are posting about their creative plans for the year and so thought I'd mention a couple of things I have planned (b'sides, if I say it here, then I'm committed, right?). As I said above, I've started on another hussif, which I'm sure you are getting heartily sick of seeing, but oh well. I'm obsessed. What can I say?
My 'big' project over the winter is to tackle my pile of 'white' fabric bits and bobs that are taking up a large corner of my sewing room. The plan (if you can call it that!) is to throw down a queen-sized thrifted sheet onto my living room floor and then throw bits and pieces of my white stash in the same general direction with the thought in mind of then pinning them down, adding some bits of lace here and there, and then stitching the lot down with my machine. Sort of like an over-sized crazy quilt, but without the hand embroidery. I have two sheets - one plain and the other has a beautiful lace trim (that one will become the backing). Rather doubt there will be any sort of batting because I think it will be quite heavy enough as it is. Now the questions arise....will my aching knees survive all the crawling about on the floor AND will it end up looking like anything OR something the dog barfed up. Stay tuned.... (or not, depending on how brave you are).
In the meantime, some announcements and mumblings....
1. Pam Kellogg has put out the call for submissions for summer-themed items for the 'Crazy Quilt Quarterly' magazine. She is looking for anything you might have created with a summer theme and/or articles and how to's. Please do send in pictures of what you've done and consider writing a small article about your crazy quilt creations. We would all love to see! You can go HERE for further information.
Please don't forget the 2017 crazy quilt calendar contest too! We are anxious to see your lovely creations so remember to check out the submission guidelines HERE and get your needles busy!!
And here's a little teaser of the cover art for the spring issue (available Feb. 1st). I can happily tell you that it's another winner!
2. There's a nice tutorial HERE for making mittens out of old recycled sweaters.
3. If you go HERE you can find a handy chart for needle size conversions & uses and if you go HERE there's a chart telling you how many triangles, hexagons and diamonds you can get from fabric yardage.
4. There's a tutorial here for making the cutest little birds nest (out of wire). I think it would be perfect on a crazy quilt piece too!!
The quote today comes from an unknown origin... "The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be"