Saturday is the date of the AMQG Christmas party over @ Intown Quilters in Decatur.
This year’s gift exchange (totally voluntary) is quilted needle books. Various samples were passed around at the last two guild meetings and a link to an online tutorial from Sew She Sews was posted on the guild site.
I’m in de-stash mode – meaning I shop my stash first unless absolutely necessary. My beloved stash yielded 2 Kaffe Fasset fat quarters plus a coordinating print (meant for another project) that worked well together. Free motion quilted a loopy meander on the vintage Elna (boy do I need to find a straight stitch needle plate or do the business card feed dog cover trick!). I found a piece of felted wool that I used rather than schlepping to Joann’s to stand in line for a piece of wool felt. The binding is a wiggly stripe that coordinates well. I debated the closure and was about to do a covered button and silver elastic loops when I spied my snap cabinet. Bingo! Snaps are from Snap Source and have been in the stash for close to a decade – left over from when I made baby clothes. Boomer exited stage left when I started pounding the snaps on the concrete floor in the shop area.
Here’s the final project: