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Sunday, February 11, 2007

Mobile holder and progress on my SBS

Well I did manage to make a mobile holder for my friend’s birthday. For those who know the pattern – I have made a couple of small changes: it is suppose to close with a magnetic lock, but when I went to buy some in December no one had any. So I bought Velcro instead, and have found it to work really well, so I have used that for the ones I have made since, as well. The pattern calls for a thread decorating - i have qulited it, without using embroidery thread in the quilting. I also changed my mind about the purple fabric – I used the dark rather than the light, and I think the result is rather ok. I also made a matching key chain, simply by cutting a circle of each fabric and inserting it into the plastic holder (so it is black and silver on the other side).



I think she was pleased. I also made a key chain with white fabric decorated using a rubber stamp for her sister, but the flash on the camera reflects in the white, so I don’t have a picture.

I also managed to work a bit on my Sylvia’s bridal sampler quilt this week end. The SBS is a sampler quilt with 140 6” blocks, designed by Jennifer Chiaverini. I started mine in August, and have had this as a sort of “in between all other projects”-project - taking the opportunity to learn a lot of patterns along the journy of pecing the top. Jennifer Chiaverini recently started a block of the week challenge, an opportunity to make some progress on the quilt! This week the block was the K3: Churn Dash. I knew I had started piecing my Churn Dash in December when I was at my parent’s house for Christmas, but had put it aside because I had forgotten to cut the centre piece. But when I dug it up to finish it for the challenge, I found that I had cut pieces for five more blocks, put them in the same plastic bag as the Churn Dash, and forgotten all about it (I have no idea what I was thinking!!! - it might have somethin to do with the fact that I cut twenty-something blocks in December, and speed pieced them over a few days...). So of course I had to piece them!


These are my blocks 40-45, which means I have 95 to go!!!

9 comments:

gwen said...

The blocks are lovely. I like jennifer Chiaverini as well and just to read her novels makes you want to sew! The quilt will be huge when finished but a beauty I am sure.

meggie said...

Lovely blocks!
And Lucky friend! What a nice idea to add the key ring.

lappemor said...

The mobile holder is really nice, and using velcro is relly clever!
You must have a lot of fun making all these different blocks they look really good :)

Melzie said...

Is she the author? What a neat idea. The blocks look great! I cant wait to see more :) xoxo melzie

computerpeach said...

those are great blocks - what is the pattern for the mobile holder?

Darlene - Dazed Quilter said...

Happy Valentine's Day!

Shelina said...

Nice gifts! Happy Valentine's Day. I have copied the blocks, but haven't made any. I feel like I should wait until I have made more progress on my Dear Jane.

Pam said...

I've never heard of Sylvia's Bridal Sampler before so I went to the link. It looks like it will be a beautiful quilt. Are are sewing the pieces by hand?

That is such a good idea to make a key chain with a clear case and a bit of fabric. I think I have a few of those little plastic holder from years gone by. Very pretty little phone holder.

Dawn said...

Oh I"m loving SBS blocks! I especially love the ones in this post!