Judy gave me a grocery bag of 6" squares ( some 5 1/2" - some 7"). Some of them were already sewn together in pairs. I made 2 kid-sized quilts so far, and have enough squares for at least 2 more. We were donated the dotted swiss more than a year ago - several shoeboxes full (FULL!) of 2 3/8" squares. Turns out a nine-patch of them goes together quite nicely with 6" squares.
Our 4-5 person library quilt group meets every second and fourth Tuesday. We have made and delivered more than 130 assorted-sized kid's quilts to the local Children's Advocacy Center. We have at least a dozen more done, and yesterday I bound these four as well.
Someone donated a big bag of trimming scraps to our library quilting group. Even though they are scraps, I can cut a number of one-and a half inch strips from each piece. Someone else donated a big bag of items to our local senior center. They also have a quilting group, but they didn't want these pieces. They included the white sheeting that you see here - old, but still strong.
This pattern is paper-pieced, and even though I have made a number of errors, I think they are looking good.
Love this ! It's a bit like cross stitch, or paint by numbers.
There's a tiny hole in the end of the tube tool, and a wax that you press in. That is a bit sticky, so you can get hold of the jewels.
The finished items are lovely!
Both round and square drills - from different companies
How to get started:
You need a good light over a flat surface.
1. open the package - spread out the plastic canvas so that the folds will smooth out. Leave the clear cover over it till it is finished! Fondle all the colors, if you like.
2. Pick a package of jewels, and find the number in the color list on the side of the canvas. See what Symbol it uses. If it is not easy to find the symbol on the canvas, pick a different pack. In the picture below, my symbol is the letter A. Note that the background for each symbol is close to the same color - blue on blue, for example.
3. Cut off a corner of the pack NOT into the number, and pour about a third of the jewels into the little green tray. Take your p…