>I can honestly say this is the first time in about three weeks that I’ve been happy it’s Monday! That is because due to the Memorial Day holiday, I have today off!! I do have a little quilting I plan to do, specifically a very cute and fast quilt I’ve gotten all ready to quilt. I call it the Love U Charm quilt but this pattern could be used with any charm pack and about 1 yard of fabric. I’m probably going to take better pictures of the process for the next one I make and then write it into a tutorial. I use this pattern/design at my last Crafty Girls Workshop meet up at my house as a quick pattern for the participants to make for charity quilts. I had two lovely ladies decide to make the quilts and they picked the absolutely cutest charm packs! First, Ms. M chose the Tweet Tweet charms which have the cutest birdies printed on them and would work for either a little boy or girl! She also chose a yard of the green brick road stripe from the Oz collection as the sashing, which is a wild choice but really ended up coordinating really well! And Ms. P chose a Boutique charm pack and the green dots from the Oz collection for the sashing. I think they are very cute together, what do you think?
She gives pretty great instructions on her post about this as well, if you want to whip one up before all the great holiday parties you’re planning to host! (I’m not going to host any until I get some new flooring and my downstairs painted, but that’s another story.) Now, how does this relate at all to my shop you might ask? Heehee, I have to relate it back, well, wouldn’t this tablerunner look SOOO awesome done up in some CUTE retro fabrics like we have in our shop? How easy it would be to cut them into 2 1/2″ x 11″ strips and one short stack would get you A LOT of strips! Here are some of my suggestions for cute fabrics for this from the shop.
Riley Blake Retro Christmas Short Stack (1 of 3 choices)
I always feel like I am pressed for time and was sort of getting sad because I didn’t know if I would have enough time to make gifts for my family this year. But I finished one of these designs in an evening and with this kit, there are three towels which is perfect for a set for a family member or, if I were to make up all three, I could pair them with some cute kitchen utensils for a great, easy, practical and home made gift! How about adding in a jar of hot cocoa mix? There are plenty of awesome instructions around the Internet for those. Wouldn’t that be adorable with these coffee themed towels? We also have some holiday towel patterns in a kit that even includes the thread. Now how can anyone go wrong with that!? Well, time to get going, I have to get to work on my second towel for this week!
Happy Stitches to You,
P.S. The SHORT STACK sale has been extended so check out the 10% discount on all short stack bundles in our shop!