Friday, October 6, 2017

'Quilt as You Go' Thread Catcher Finish, Deer Family Visit

My thread catcher, finished at 5" x 4 1/2" sq.

Bottom view of thread catcher/quilted basket.

This can hold a lot of thread and scraps.

A jelly-roll fits perfect inside.

The fawn, who's getting bigger, visited this morning.

Fawn turning back to follow mom.

Happy Friday/weekend!!
From the Pacific NW, Renton WA, where the wind is up and clouds are blowing in.
A lot of trees on our street are turning yellow gold, very beautiful.

I finished my 'Quilt as you go' thread catcher. I found the free tutorial on The Sewing Chick.
I used Robert Kaufman's Essex Linen, batiks and a print for the lining.
Some of the measurements weren't accurate or clear. But if you look at the tutorial photos and read the directions first to get an idea of what you're trying to do then you can work it out as you go.
It also helps if you are comfortable with improvising. Can't really complain though the tutorial is free after all!
And it made up into a good sized thread catcher/quilted basket. My husband said he'll take it to keep his desk odds and ends in, my grandson would like to keep his toys in it. So it's popular, I'll make more.

We had a visit from a local doe and her fawn, they were after what's left of the tomato plants.
The fawn was curious and let me get close. The doe was of course more cautious and 'told' the fawn it was time to high tail it out.

That's the news from the shire.

Share a smile!
I'll be by to visit.