- Last week I mentioned the 200 mini-quilts I need to get made by May. Several people asked for a reminder of where this project is going. The mini quilts are for a friend who needs 2500 of them by May for a national church conference she is attending. They are just a 4-patch sewn to a backing square (no batting) and turned right-side-out. A small wooden cross is tucked inside and the opening hand stitched closed. She parcelled them out in batches of 200 to friends and family who sew. Chain piecing whenever I have a few spare minutes is making measurable progress. I'll just keep plodding along on them.
- For a break, I made a prayer flag to represent our prayers for my father-in-law, who was recently diagnosed with cancer. If you're not familiar with prayer flags, read this post for my interpretation.
- With the remnants of fabrics I used to make Christmas gifts, plus some fat quarters I received for Christmas, I have reached the goal of . . . [drum roll, please] . . . four hundred different fabrics - necessary to make my "book quilt", based on this quilt from The Last Piece. I had to special order the fabric I wanted - cream with faint swirls - to create the negative space above the books, but it has arrived and will be in my hand Wednesday, so I have no excuse not to get started . . . except those 200 mini-quilts.
- And finally, from the Not-So-Successful Department - jumbo-size spool knitting. Last week I discovered and enjoyed spool knitting, but I'm still unsure what to do with the pencil-size knitted tube. In a stroke of brilliance, I decided to try the same process using a hexagonal loom from some past project. It's fun - but the result is just a larger knitted tube with no obvious use. I suppose if you went on long enough, you could use the tube for a scarf, but I went through half a ball of yarn just getting this far. I decided the end didn't justify the use of time and supplies, so I ripped it out and saved the yard for another day.
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