Godstone Grannies Coverlet, c1960-1965
I've made three little gifts to go with the tote bag for my secret partner. She likes hexagons so I hope that these will tickle her fancy. On the left is a hardcover needle book. I used a pattern from The Studiolo which you can find here. On the far right is a tissue hold which I made from a tutorial on Melinda's Quilts Etc blog and you will find the instructions here. Both are super easy patterns, especially the tissue holder. If it takes you more than five minutes to make you probably took a coffee break! Really, it goes together that quickly!
In the middle is a scissor fob/pincushion and it is my own design!
I fussy cut the elephant and a complementary fabric for the back of the fob and basted both to paper hexagons. Once stitched together and stuffed I embellished with beads. The fob has a looped cord so it can be attached to a pair of scissors. It sure makes finding the scissors easy when there's a mess on the table (not my table of course but someone else's messy table)! Or it can just be used as a mini pincushion. I think it is adorable! If anyone wants a detailed tutorial just leave me a comment and I'll work on it!
My Mom has another African quilt on the go. She has asked me to quilt it for her and of course I am happy to do that for her. Once quilted she will be adding the embellishments! Can't wait to see what she does but I know it will be interesting. I'll baste it up and quilt it. Fingers crossed I'll be able to show you the quilting later this week! The inspiration for this quilt was Allison Wilbur's quilt which she made for Quilt for Change. To find out more please go here!
Are you sick of seeing my Godstone Grannies (GG) blocks? Well the "to be stitched" pile is getting smaller and smaller so pretty soon I'l be showing you pictures of the GG blocks being stitched together into the quilt top! For now I've got two more blocks to share!
This is another GG filler block for the bottom edge of the quilt.
That's about it for today. Looks like I have some quilting to to so until I post again, happy sewing!