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Playing with my food…or sewing something just for fun

Jars Aplenty pattern from Cozy Quilt Shop

Most days, I sew for others (customers, gifts or family members). It’s a real treat when I am able to sew something just for fun. I keep a small stash of kits I collect from the mark-down tables in quilt shops just for this purpose. I usually grab one to take with me to a sit and sew.

I unearthed this half-finished kit while doing a major studio purge this week. I vaguely recall purchasing the kit during a Shop Hop, but couldn’t remember why I’d set the pattern aside. After about 3 minutes, I realized why. The kit was short a strip needed to complete the background behind the jars! Instead, I’d been given an extra strip of gray that was used for the jar lids. It took a few minutes of pondering, digging through the stash and a little reverse sewing in one section to make it work, but by golly, I did make it work. At least the top is finished! I think I have some green in the stash I can use for backing and binding. It’s a darling wall hanging, but I don’t have the wall space to hang it in my kitchen, so I’ll probably save it to give as a gift.

Tomorrow, I’ll sew up a quick baby quilt based around a panel…then it’s back to t-shirt quilts.

No complaining, mind you. 2015 is already shaping up to be a GREAT year.

Happy New Year!