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.
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