Last weekend, while Mr. Happy was away in Washington DC on a school trip, I spent long nights occupying myself by starting and finishing a quilt top. My kids are fans of the neurotic squirrel Scaredy.
|Meet Scaredy here|
The zig zag pattern is absolutely perfect for a beginning, no triangles just rectangles, and free at crazy mom quilts. I felt like a crazy mom finishing this top so quick! Wendy Slotboom Frolic line was used and PJs are going to be made with the leftover fabric for Christmas.
I recommend a spot where you can lay it out until it is done. I used the seam ripper more than once! She uses a solid in between rows so that will make it easier if you can't.
I also took a board dude cork board and covered it for Anna. Pottery Barn carries them for much more and this board at Walmart was $8. She picked the fabric and ribbon out of the stash. I added ribbon and sewed it down. Pictures or tickets can be slid behind it and little Zo-Zo won't get push pins in her mouth. To make a plain one, without the ribbon, pick your favorite fat quarter and staple gun it behind the board. Easy and useful fabric art.
As of September 4, I have finished 726 hexagons and counting. I hope putting them together is as fast! The Kona Colors for the background will be a off-white called Bone and I'll be using solids for the flower centers. Does anyone have 2.5 inch squares of the the solid Pez? I need two or three of each for the border.
I finally finished quilting these coasters from last Christmas.
Umm... yeah... I need to get started on that. Any good ideas?
I would love to hear from you. Make sure to visit Amy's Sew and Tell this week and be inspired.