"It takes ages to finish a quilt you're not working on!"

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Interlude between quilt tops Jars of preserves.

I love to make small projects inbetween large ones like charity quilt tops, or ongoing commitments such the CQ Challenge. These small jobs are items that I've seen in magazines, or kits that I've bought at craft shows, and are just waiting for an idle moment...what is that? Ha ha.

I have seen this design made up as wall hangings and quilts at quilt shows in recent years, and when I saw the pattern in a magazine, I put it in my 'to do' file. I had heaps of fruit and vegie fabric left over after I'd made The Pantry wall hanger for Ken's grand-nieces, so all I had to do was find the time. Yesterday was The Day. And that is all it took to make this cute table topper or mat, whatever you want to call it. Instead of making a full size quilt as in the pattern, I simply used one of each fabric print for my jars.
The backing fabric is one of the fabrics that my kind friend Jess brought over from her Mum's stash (waves to Jess!) I thought the fruity design was appropriate. All I have to do now is hand quilt it. Probably just running stitch around the jars.

So what is next? No choice for this one - I have two days to finish my June block for the CQ challenge! "Watch this space" ;-

1 comment:

Miss 376 said...

I don't know how, but I missed this post, flicked back after reading today's post. If you're not happy with it, then it's worth redoing. There's nothing worse than spending time doing something than have it niggling at you. The jars look great on the black