|Modern Mermaids Thread Catcher Set|
Modern Mermaids is a thank you gift I made for Heidi of Red Letter Quilts. Heidi is a swimming coach by profession and loves the water, so that was my inspiration for her thread catcher. The bag turned out a bit bigger than I intended. I loved the Heather Ross "Calypso Mermaids" Munki Munki fabric so much that I wanted to show it off.
|Modern Mermaids thread catcher bag closeup|
|Modern Mermaids pincushion - I like to stuff a pincushion with sawdust,|
packed in tight, so that it is firm and nicely weighted.
|Modern Mermaids Thread Catcher Set - assembled|
|Modern Mermaids Thread Catcher Set - hanging off the edge of the desk|
|Modern Mermaids Thread Catcher - weighted hanger thingy, along with starfish stick pin|
To weight the hanger thingy, I used three metal pieces known as tie plates (structural straps for lumber), I wrapped them in batting and put them in a sleeve with a strip of velcro on the side that hangs off the desk. The bag is then detachable.
|3 1/8" x 7" tie plate|
Publishing News on my Book!
This morning, in my inbox, there was a wonderful note from Christina Cameli of A Few Scraps. She and I do QSI (Quilt Scene Investigation) for each other, LOL.
Well wow wee did she have a big surprise for me! My book is now listed on the AQS website! I knew it was going to be worked on by the editorial team soon, but they got a lot further than I realized.
Thank you for alerting me Christina! You are a total sweetheart!
So I know the title now: "Crafted Appliqué: New Possibilities" You can go and take a peek at it if you like, by clicking on the link. They did a really nice cover with my picnic cooler project "Hello Mr. Ranger, Sir!" I hope they keep this cover, but it might change by the time the book comes out on April 12, 2016.
|Crafted Appliqué: New Possibilities|
Americana and Midnight Mystery QAL Progress
I've completed this month's blocks for Deana's Americana quilt along, row three. I'm not sure what size I want to make the quilt, so have not sashed and sewn the blocks together or appliqued the cute birds on yet.
|Americana - My Country Tweet, Tweet, Tweet, row 3|
I also completed step one in the sewing for Cheryl's Midnight Mystery quilt along. If you are interested in joining in, you could catch up with this one for sure!
I never did show what fabrics I chose, because of a fabric buying oops when I mistakenly ordered the home decor weight.
|Parson Gray fabrics:|
A - Vagabond Street Fair in night
B - Curious Nature in sand
C - Katagami Star Crossed in steel
D - Curious Nature Starcomb in silver
|Midnight Mystery Flying Geese|
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