Friday, April 23, 2010

Keep On Quilting project bags

Today at lunch I was near Thimble Cottage quilt shop running errands, so I stopped in and picked up the 2.5" 60 degree Strip Ruler by Creative Grids. When I first saw this type of ruler on the shop hop, I didn't know what you would do with them. Since then I've found a couple patterns to use it with, so I wanted to pick one up before they were gone. I'm hoping to play with it this weekend and maybe make a tablerunner. I have the 4.5" one on order since I think it would be great for making another One Block Wonder. Has anyone used this ruler or have any patterns they really like using it? When I took a picture I layed it on the black Grip & Grip. Have you seen these things? It's like an applique press sheet and shelf liner in one. It's grippy so when you lay applique pieces on it, they don't move, but it also is heat safe. It's awesome!
Last night I was busy ironing on these little Keep On Quilting Logos to the project bags I was making. I put the vinyl on the Grip & Grip and then my applique pressing sheet on top so as not to melt them. I appliqued the logo on 10 bags and was able to get 5 of them completely finished with the zippers in place. I needed to change the thread to put the rest of the zippers in, so that will be my project tonight. I think they turned out super cute! I'm hoping to send them to a few close friends. They will always be a reminder of my time at quilt retreat last year as that is when I bought the fabric. Since the girls are at retreat this weekend I felt motivated to get them done finally! They've only been hanging out for 3 or 4 months.

1 comment:

Jen said...

They turned out great!!