Bonnie, one of the main quilters for WOCS recently completed her 100'th quilt for the organization! Can you believe it? I was very proud to have one of my squares used on that quilt, the ladybug I stitched a while ago. Here's a photo of the quilt with my square on the left in the middle row. Bonnie wanted to do something special for quilt 100 and I think she came up with a great idea.
In addition to quilts, WOCS members make all kinds of little accessories to give out to seniors and children in need. Most are decorated with x-stitch designs, but not all. I was searching around for instructions for pocket pack tissue cases, mostly to see the finished dimensions, when I came across a super-cute version that looked easy to make. I couldn't resist giving it a try to see if I could really make one that looked like the model. Sure enough, this was really easy, looks like it actually has a quilt type binding even though it doesn't, fits the tissue pack and is a great way to use up fabric scraps.
Click here for the tute.
déjà vue while stitching it. I think I stitched this design once before, but I have no photo of it and can't really remember the occasion. Anyway, it was cute enough to stitch twice. It didn't have suggested colors so even if this is my second stitch, it probably has a different color palette from the first. The design is "Basket of Flowers" from Appleseed Prim. You can get the freebie here.
Knocked out a quick birthday card to use a little later in the year. I was searching for something else and discovered this little piece of stitching, so I thought I'd put it to good use. This is a section of "de Tout Coeur" from Les Chalets de Perelles. You can get the freebie here. Hearts and champagne should go together well for a birthday celebration.