Odds and Ends

As we approach the end of this year, I hope to ramp up my sewing and quilting efforts again. I had a couple of weeks off, caused by the use of my cutting table and a dull rotary blade for present wrapping. (Jaye, just so you know, we still have rolls and rolls of wrapping paper from my MIL’s stash to use up before I feel like I can switch to cloth bags, but I am looking forward to that concept.)

Christmas brought some quilty goodness – a puzzle, Angela Walters’s most recent book, a Jaybird Quilts table topper pattern and the Mini Pineapple Trim tool. Yay! My daughters and sister provided some awesome future quilty fun. (And that is without mentioning the awesome puzzle board that my sis sent along.)

And then yesterday there was the gift of sewing time! I started Clue 2 (yes, I am that far behind) of Bonnie Hunter’s On Ringo Lake mystery. I got 70 of the 200 flying geese done but I haven’t taken pictures so you’ll have to settle for the pieces before sewing. (Just a note, a fat quarter of that pink fabric provided those 70 quarter square triangles.) In case you’re wondering about all those little pieces, I used my Kimberly Einmo Flying Geese ruler.  It may not be as fast as some methods, but it is very accurate – and when have I ever worried about fast?

What have you been up to lately?

Quilt on!

2 thoughts on “Odds and Ends

  1. You can always start making holiday gift bags so you have them ready once all the wrapping paper is used up. I wouldn’t want you to have to buy more when you realize you still have a lot of bags to make. 😉 Gift bags make great leaders and enders.

    I think I have a version of that Pineapple ruler. It is on my list to try, but I haven’t gotten there yet. Let me know what you think.

    • The gift bags sound like a good idea. I could get fancy and embroider people’s names on them! I just have to survive this Bonnie Hunter mystery!

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