I think my fingers have rested enough and so it will be back to quilting on Murrieta Stars. The finger tips were not real bad off and the 3 or 4 days that I took off helped them – I also wore white gloves with thickly coated fingers in Vaseline over night for several of the last nights. Does wonders! Last night I marked the lines for the newest section on the second half of the quilt and well be back to work.
The four sides of the wool eggs that I am making and had prepped are done and ready for me to decide what is next for each one – today after I get my hair cut and high lights put in I need to stop by Hobby Lobby and get a bag of poly stuffing for them and maybe I can get them done in the next week. Not perfect but should work out ok. I think I will stick with these four and make four eggs with them with more of the red wool for the other three sections and do some French knots, some circles – something to dress up the other sides and try to do the fancy stitching for the seams. You can do one egg with all four sides like this – but I started kind of late to make many for this year – I might make some for a small bowl on the table for Easter in bright colors. Linking to Kelly at My Quilt Infatuation today.
I might look for some little Christmas buttons for decorations on them also or beads that might work.
Some of you might remember the quilt that I made for donation to the county library that my daughter works at – “Primary Colors” they had held off on the raffle for awhile while they were deciding how to do it and they decided to do it in a Go Fund Me type of page called Crowdrise which is for fundraisers.. The quilt is 76 x 86 inches – here is a link if you are interesting in some raffle tickets. The library said if someone wins out of the area they are willing to ship. The money raised will go to the children’s program – specifically the science program which is one of the programs my daughter has — she is the children’s librarian.
I mentioned the other day that I won a $15 gift code for the Green Fairy shop? Well I decided what to get—I shopped the sales of course LOL – what other way to get the most out of your money. I found a quilt kit of which I really don’t know if I like the pattern all that much – but you get enough fabric and a ruler to make a quilt 65 x 72 inches. It is a Moda quilt kit – from the Collections of Compassion by Howard Marcus. On the Green Fairy page they do not show a close up of the fabric in the kit but I did another search and it is sold on the Missouri Star Quilt Company page also – they show a close up of the fabric but selling it for $118.00 as is every other place I saw it listed for – Green Fairy has it on clearance marked down to $55.00 – with my gift card I could get it for $40 – so I ordered it. I’m not sure how much fabric it includes but most kits that size include about 9 yards of fabric so I figure I made out pretty good making it about 4.50 a yard. Do you like this pattern? It is kind of strange looking – I’m really not sure if I like it or not – in a way I do but really not sure – I will wait until I see the fabric before I decide if I would make it or use the fabric for something else. No affiliation to either the Green Fairy or Missouri Star but I thought I would show it as there are still 4 kits left in case anyone is interested – they had 8 when I first started to look at it the other day.
Craftsy’s 12 Days of Craftsy Sale continues Day 7 is today