Monday, August 23, 2010

Hold That Thought!

Last Tuesday, when my mom and great-aunt Mae came to visit, she wanted to see my quilt frame in action. She couldn't believe how big it was. I had two fat quarters ready to put on it and I was able to quickly quilt them up to show her how it worked. She was amazed and now understands how I can get so much done with so many machines and the frame. After she left, I cut out two squares and made "Hold That Thought" envelopes from The Teachers Pet pattern. The big one is the large size and the smaller one is the small size. I put binding on and did the hand work this week during breaks. I also folded and stitched them together. These are samples for the store from a Christmas line of fabric, but they would work in any fabric. It made a super quick project for practicing machine quilting.
The small one holds a gift card and the larger one can hold a jelly roll. I used Fruitcake by Moda fat quarters. I love this line! Totally different Christmas colors, but oh so fun. I thought they would be tedious, but actually they whip together pretty fast and were fun to make.
Aunt Mae's been quilting longer than anyone I've known, but she does all her quilting by hand, so very different than how I learned, but we still learn from each other. I'm so glad she was able to come out for a visit.


Jen said...

I've never seen a "Hold that Thought." That's pretty cute!

BitnByAQuiltingBug said...

Those are so cute and what a great idea!

Cindy said...

Those are really cute now I'll be looking for that pattern next,