Thursday, January 28, 2010

String Challenge - Week 2

We've been having more internet connection problems lately (new modem on the way) so I'm going to go ahead and post what I've finished so far this week before the modem goes haywire again. My goal is to finish something every week between now and June 30th!

Here's my update:

The blocks for my Chocolate Box quilt are done and and sewn together. Friday I'm planning to add the borders and I hope to get it sandwiched this weekend. Next I'm going to have to figure out how to machine quilt it on my sewing machine. I've heard the experience described as wrestling an anaconda snake and based on my previous machine quilting experiences, I'd agree!

Instead of cutting and sewing on the borders today, I finally succumbed and made these cute strawberry pincushions! I saw the project over on the Moda bakeshop site and decided to make them the string quilt way. Instead of a fabric cap of leaves, I used some felted wool I had available. Making these was kind of addicting and before I knew it, I'd made 7! I'll probably keep one of them and give the other six away but which one shall I keep?

By the way, has anyone else ever used lizard litter to stuff pincushions? OK, its really finely crushed walnut shells and is used in lizard and apparently also bird cages. The smallest bag I found is 10 dry quarts or 11 liters. I highly doubt I will ever use half the bag! Oh, Darlene, how many cups of this stuff did you say you want?

My next project will be a string quilt apron. I had to buy a pattern for this one but will make it the string quilt way. It looks easy but we all know how that goes!


Abby and Stephanie said...

Very cute and delicious.

Jackie said...

Hi ya Mayleen,
Love the strawberries. Hope to get some of those strawberries done this summer.

Marie said...

I love the strawberries. They are good enough to eat. I don't know what your going to do with all that lizard stuff - good luck.

GerryART said...

Hey, Mayleen, thanks for Commenting on my R, W & B table/place mats. They do look good, don't they?
I love this No Strings Attached Challenge