I'm so excited to participate in another blog hop! As soon as I saw this announced, I knew I wanted to do this project! But first ... a little business ... and if you make it to the end, I'll have a little surprise for you :)
Thanks so much to Mdm. Samm and Christine at Quilt Monster in my Closet. I'm always amazed and awed at the amount of time and positive energy our cheerleaders have for these projects. THANK YOU. I am in awe. There is an amazing round-up of talented ladies today and for the next few days. Go check them out, too!
A Reformed Heath'n (yay, you're here!)
This is actually a project I made over the summer for my daughter, Sam. Each year she attends Girls Camp with the Young Women's program at church. It has become tradition for me to make a pillowcase for her to have her friends sign. The leaders keep the theme for a camp a secret from the girls, soI always sneak behind her back and find out what it is so I can coordinate her little gifts. Last year's theme was Arise & Shine Forth, from D&C 115:5,
"Verily I say unto you all:
Arise and shine forth,
that thy light may be a standard for the nations."
I knew just the thing ... but I had NO yellow in my stash, so I bought a few coordinating fat quarters. Then, I cut 20 wedges for each ray of sunshine the full size of my Easy Dresden ruler from 8" strips ...
Next, I folded the edges over once and chain-stitched the hem on all the tops.
Here they are all laid out. When I sewed them together I started from the outside so that all the edges lined up. I knew I was covering the center, so little inconsistencies wouldn't matter :)
I did make two pillow cases because Sam's best friend goes with her and I *love* them both.
Also last week, I used my EZ Dresden ruler yet again. This time for my Stash Bee. How timely of the queen bee to request this block in January :) She posted her tutorial with the link to the original inspiration here if you're interested. She doesn't want it finished, so it's a simple circle.
This is the third blog hop that I've participated in, so I thought that I'd try a give-away. Because I do my blog on my own, just for fun, you get something I've made just for you :) I made several of these little wristlets from Javajem's tutorial here. I absolutely love mine. I can put my cell phone, drivers license and a couple of other things and not carry around a big purse.
|photo courtesy of JavaJem|
Have a wonderful week!