November 24, 2018

A 2 by 4 Baby Quilt Top

This 2 by 4 quilt top was so much fun and easy to make.  Since I've abandoned the idea of a temperature quilt this year, I took some of that fabric and cut 3" strips.  The tutorial for this can be found here, it's by Ashley of Film in the Fridge.  I wanted it to be fun and bright and I think I succeeded.  It measures 30.5 x 32.5.
May your bobbins always be full,

November 19, 2018

Even more Soup Cozies

One of my IG friends asked me to make him 4 soup bowl cozies. He requested birds. I made 6 and let him pick the 4 he wanted.  I really like how they turned out and the extra two will go in my gift pile.

He chose the bottom two!   I'll get them in the mail tomorrow.
May your bobbins always be full,

November 14, 2018

"I Got You, Babe" Soup Bowl Cozies

My quilt guild, the Temecula Valley MQG, decided to exchange soup bowl cozies at our Christmas Party.  I never leave anything to the last minute so I got busy.

First I made the soup bowl cozy for the gift exchange, and I really liked it.  I used bright scraps and patched them together.  There are about a million soup cozy tutorials on the internet, I read over 4 of them, and they were basically the same, except for the monetized blogs, they're pushing "product".

I was really happy with the one I made for the gift exchange, and I decided to make more.  I had a Layer Cake with just 16 pieces in it!  Layer Cakes usually have 42 pieces.

I decided to use it and made 8 more soup cozies.  The fabric has a very retro 70's vibe and reminded me of the Sonny and Cher song, "I Got You, Babe".

Here they are with the "twin" above it.   I have an idea about how I'll use these.  I think a soup cozy paired with a dried soup mix would be a fun gift.

May your bobbins always be full,