Monday, January 27, 2014

Hello, My Name is Joyful Quilter...

... and I am a terrible blogger...when you haven't blogged for such a long time it's hard to break the ice and post again so let's pretend I haven't been gone for four months.

I recent made a set of place mats and a table runner as a gift.  I wish I had more of this fabric, I'd love to make a quilt with this pattern. I found the pattern tutorial on The Crafty Quilter's blog.

I have a new toy. If you are thinking of getting a new sewing machine January is the time to buy. Our local sewing machine shop was clearing out floor models and classroom machines...they discounted the machines 60-70%.  SCORE!

I'm a little late jumping on the scrappy trip around the world bandwagon...

...and (you can't tell it yet) diamond strings.  Literally from my scrap bag, one of three.

 These were so much fun to make, I need to dig out the other two scrap bags.