Embroidery · Quilting

Crazy quilts and fob

Trying to get back to doing this blog daily, lol…

So, this month at the Nanaimo Modern Quilt Guild we have a challenge (which I came up with) to take crazy quilting and make something with a modern take on it.

I decided to make a table-topper for my coffee table and I figured I’d try to make something Christmas-y.

I got stalled out around here:

Dunno why or how, I just wasn’t feeling it. So I set that aside to either repurpose or come back to later, and started over. So far I’m liking the new one a lot better, can’t show it til after the reveal at the November meeting, but here’s a sneak peak of one section:

Aside from that, I got the notion to make a little scissors fob.

I’ve never made one before and I probably should have watched a tutorial first, but where’s the fun in that?

I found a scrap of 32 count flax linen, and a free pattern from Blackwork Journey, hooped it up, and started stitching. I quit after a few of the rushes because it seemed big enough for a fob, and then found a scrap of black cotton for the back and made a little minimalist monogram for the back.

Then I grabbed some trim and felt to make the fob centre layer and a tassel to stitch the other two bits to.

(ie, this is where I should have read a tutorial…)

I haven’t finished it, of course. It’s a bit too floppy and I may redo it at some point in the future (or I might just make a whole ‘nother fob instead), but meh. Not bad for a first improvised try.

In other crafting, last night I did a little stitching on Plum Street Samplers‘ “Deer Friends”:

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