Sunday, May 20, 2012

Garage Sale Finds

As mentioned before, on most Saturday mornings, my boyfriend and I go to garage sales. 
Look what I found this week for .50 cents each!

These 2 bird cross stitches are each worked on a 14" square piece of Aida fabric.  The birds are about 9".  I will gently wash & press them, then I intend to use them in the middle of a patchwork quilt.

Then I found this Bear & Chicken framed cross stitch  for $1.  I hope to remove it from the frame and make a "chicken" quilt out of it. Only last week, I purchase some "egg" fabric that will go with it, along with the chicken wire fabric I have in my stash.  My sister has chooks and has  thousands lots of chicken ornaments throughout her house, so a chicken themed quilt will fit in nicely.
Then I saw this for $2, and being a teddy bear lover, how could I pass it by?  It is 10" high and 12" wide.  My boyfriend did the eye roll and head shake when he saw me pick it up.
Until next post..


Monday, May 14, 2012

Cot Quilt Finished

Some of you might recognise this as a panel, but the one I bought was put together VERY badly.  The outer border was stretched and was very wavy, so I cut it off, then I noticed the next border was so thin, you could shoot peas through it, so it got cut off and thrown away too.
I then went to my limited stash of flannel and was happy find the motley blue that blended nicely with the bears.
I have just finished the binding and am very happy with the finished quilt.

Teddy Bears and the colour blue are just "ME" to a tee!

Until next post...