Saturday, January 8, 2011

Happy New Year!

I do realize that I am a tad tardy here! I had good intentions, but after playing Mexican Train until 2 am on January 1, my "train" kind of came of the track. I was sick for a few days and then it was back to work. I have quilted 7 quilts in the last 4 days with 3 more to do this weekend.

I hope you all had a fun, safe New Year and that like me, you have big plans for 2011! One of my hopes for this year is to be more disciplined to make time to sew for myself. We'll see!
Here is a selvedge ornament that I used as a package trim. These are fun to make, but I know you may be thinking..."I could have used that idea about 3 weeks ago!" If you start now, think how many you can have made by next Christmas!
I used spray baste to affix a piece of thin batting to my base fabric before sewing on the selvedges. I thought it needed the extra body. I used a cookie cutter to get the shape of the tree. Notice that the trunk is even a dark brown selvedge! I plan to make some in the shape of Texas next.
I am working on assembling another scrap quilt, so stay tuned!


  1. I think that's MY Christmas present!

  2. I though you might have a little deja vu ;)