Well, first you divide the collection with your sister - each of you taking the colors you like. (Thank you, Teri!) Then you select nine squares from the red/aqua palette and sew them into a giant Disappearing Nine-Patch block. Attach some backing and you have an adorable camper-size tablecloth.
|It looks a little small on the kitchen table, but will work beautifully on the tiny camper table. And if we happen to be camping on Memorial Day or the 4th of July, just flip it over for a patriotic version.|
My sister gave me a yard of this Washington DC fabric after we visited there a few years ago. I've never wanted to cut it up for quilting because it wouldn't show off the pattern, so it's been sitting in my stash waiting for the perfect project.
My second project for the week lead to the discovery of my crafting destiny -- crazy quilting. It's perfect for me - all the fun, beauty and creativity of quilting without that pesky math and precision. I'm always looking for ways to use up even the smallest scraps of fabric and I was inspired by some pinks and florals sent to me by a quilting friend. Once I got started it was difficult to stop. I made one in pink:
Speaking of prayer flags, I also completed a flag, based on the Proverbs 31 woman, that will remain up indefinitely (center above).
That's it for sewing this week. Tomorrow I'll be posting about some other projects and crafts for the May Pin It/Do It Challenge.
Needlework Tuesday is hosted by Heather @ Books & Quilts. Visit Heather to see what beautiful things she's creating this week and link your own needlework post.
For information on prayer flags, read this post.
For information on "glamping" visit Mary Jane's Farm.