Wednesday 31 March 2010

Just in the Nick of Time

Phew!  Just made it!

Here are my few finishes for this month.  I’ve made it with two and  a half hours to spare.

All the sewing I’ve done since we came home from  holidays is to use up the last little bit of the linen op shop skirt and the fat quarters I’d been playing with.  There was very little of the fat quarters left, so a pincushion was the answer.  It also used up the skirt button and a little bit of interesting selvedge from one of the fabrics.


So, this is the total of what I was able to make with the four fat quarters.

2010_0331March20100012I’m quite happy with that.  Nothing that I really needed, but a bit of fun.

I still had the two set in pockets from the back of the skirt to do something with.  I’d thought of using them in a bag, but didn’t get around to it so this is what I decided on.


Potholders!  I used the quilt as you go method and then added the pocket as the backing, like so.

2010_0331March20100007 Probably somewhat superfluous, but it used them up.

Here is the other potholder.  It was a test run of a block for a jelly roll quilt, but I don’t think I’ll use it after all, but it is just fine for a potholder.

2010_0331March20100003  They will be nice and cheerful in our kitchen.


There is none of the skirt left and only about a two inch wide by 6 inch long strip of the light pink fat quarter.  Therefore, now I can get stuck into something else next month.  I can’t wait.

So I have 3 finishes for the OPAM Challenge, two string pieced items and I used what I had.  You’ve got to be happy with that.

By the way, I’ve booked my seat on a coach going down to the quilt show at Darling Harbour in June. I can’t wait.  With a bit of luck some other bloggers will be there.


Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Quilt Show you will have a ball...and I love all your finishes did very well....Peg xx

Bec said...

I love your finishes...they look so co-ordinated and fantastic! The pot holders are very cool, wonderful idea for the pocket! What alot of use you got out of that skirt....must also look for skirts and linen in my op shop travels, I already look for large shirts and sheets that are 100% cotton. Way to go Janice!

Fee said...

I loe all of your projects and I love the fact that you repurposed the skirt and used up everything. Very frugal of you. Hugs, Fee XX

Jenny of Elefantz said...

You brilliant gal, you are! Love the pincushion, and *really* love thos potholders!! How incredibly clever you are!!

Anonymous said...

Wow, that is so creative!
Good job!
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