Sunday, December 16, 2007

Clothesline Club & Mystery Step 3

my tea cozy made with fabric from the 30s
This past Thursday was the second meeting of The Clothesline Club at The Quilted Cottage quilt shop. Since our club started later than most, we are combining two months into one until we catch up. Stacy showed us two cute four patch doll quilts done in different colorways. She also had the cutest little fabric dog to match one of the quilts. The kit for this month was for placemats with scalloped edges. I hope I do them justice. It will be good practice for the scallops on my Dear Jane quilt. The tea cozy pictured I made from last month's kit last. Someone didn't read the directions when applying the bottom binding. Instead of folding the curved binding to one side, I should have smushed it down. (That's a technical term) I haven't decided if I will redo that part.

Eighty reds and creams nine patch blocks for the mystery quilt
Step 3 of Bonnie's Carolina Crossroads Mystery is now done. I will post a picture tomorrow after they are pressed. Does anyone else feel like they are back in school and the teacher is giving us 'good' homework?

A huge storm is predicted while we sleep tonight. So far, we keep missing the storms, but the forecasters promise this one is for real. Lots of snow should greet us tomorrow morning. Sounds like another good day for sewing!

Post Addition:
I couldn't wait until morning to see the piles of nine patches from Step 3. I love them! This time I needed to make 80 blocks.

13 comments:

Susan said...

I love your tea cozy. It's darling, and it's functional, so why redo anything? Hope you stay warm through the storm!

Kathie said...

I love the tea cozy, oh don't change a thing on it!
Kathie

Fiona said...

The tea cosy is brilliant - so thirties.

Helen in the UK said...

The teacozy looks great in the picture. Love seeing the Step 3 9patches too - soooo cute. I'm taking a small breather before starting mine :)

Rose said...

Love the tea cosy....its perfect!!! Stay safe in the storm!!!

Sweet P said...

Your tea cozy is simply gorgeous. I love the colors in your 9-patches. Today we are getting the storm. I plan to stay inside and play.

Paula said...

The tea cozy is adorable!

Linda Zeider said...

The tea cozy is darling. Why would you change anything? I must show my friend she has to make two cozies for Xmas.

Kathy Wagner said...

Your blocks look great!
We already have the snow here, but not as much as they forecasted.

Bingo~Bonnie said...

OK, I'll admit it, I have no idea what a tea cozy is - but to me it looked like a very cute toaster cover...? Those fabrics are fun!

I love how most everyone doing Bonnie's Mystery is adopting her scrappy style! Can't wait to see more clues and progress photos in the weeks to come. ~Bonnie

Ginger Patches said...

Wow you are fast! They look great, I am inspired to go work some more on mine. I love your clothesline tea cozy, very cute!

Sew Prim Khris said...

The tea cozy is just so cute. Looks great to me. Hugs, Khris in Oz

Red Geranium Cottage said...

That tea cozy is tooooo cute!!