For Christmas my sister and I bought my dad a Kindle. He is loving playing games on it. The case just doesn't sit up right for him so I went to Pinterest and found a pattern for a tablet holder. I increased the pattern to hold his 10'' Kindle. It was so fun to make that I had to make 3 of them.
They are filled with rice and hold the tablet nicely.
While on Pinterest I also discovered sugar scrubs. A friend was buying some essential oils and asked it I needed some. Perfect timing. She is getting married in June and I wanted to make some scrubs for her bridesmaids. Her colors are purple and black so I went with lavender. This is the big one I made for her. I made littler jars for her girls.
They were so easy to make and actually fun.
I was able to finish my cousin's quilt. My friend Gael quilted it with a leaf design. I think it gives it a very organic feel. I just love it and I hope they do too. And this morning I entered it in the Wisconsin Quilt Expo. Fingers crossed they like it and want to show it.
His girlfriend and co owner of the new home loves elephants. So I thought I would make something to go with the quilt. Enter the elephant pillow!
I really hope they like them. They are having a housewarming party this weekend. I hope to report back with better pictures.
In other news, I have been sewing up a new quilt.
I bought fat quarters in the complete line from Amanda Jean Nyberg. It's on Connecting Threads and called Good Neighbors. I pictured a pinwheel quilt with this fabric. I found a pattern for making pinwheels by using a 4 patch. You have to make 2 of each color and then cut them and move the triangle. I don't have a picture of one complete but here are two of the steps I used to make them.
I am thinking that I could have used just half square triangles and made this faster. But this was a fun process too. I just love this whole line. And making this quilt only used a small portion of the fat quarter. I have a lot left to make something else. :)
So that is what I have been doing lately. I think I am overwhelmed with fabric and don't know what to make with it. I am going to clean and organize my sewing area(pictures to come). Maybe that will inspire me to make more quilts.
What are you working on?