Friday, November 15, 2013

Coffee Sleeves

Talk about a scrap-buster! The other day, I whipped up a handful of Coffee Sleeves using only scraps from various projects... what fun!

You see, there's a craft bazaar at my hometown church, and my mom is hosting a table. A while ago, she mentioned that if I had anything to add, she'd be happy to put it on the table... so I finally finished up some projects and shipped them off to her, and these babies were in the box!

As someone who enjoys Starbucks treat everyday every now and then, I've used my fair share of cardboard coffee sleeves. While those are fine, I'm pretty pumped about these handmade versions: not only did I use Insul-Bright (an insulated batting), which keeps the heat towards the cup and away from the holder's hand...

But I also added a strip of elastic, so these cuties can fit most sizes of to-go beverages (as well as pint glasses, my clever brother informed me after I sent him an early demo).

Finally, each sleeve was made with scraps leftover from various quilts I've made, so they're all really colorful and pretty, in my humble opinion! :) Hopefully the shoppers at the bazaar will think so, too!

Thanks for stopping by - have a great weekend! [Also, I'm linking up to Crazy Mom Quilts]

Friday, November 8, 2013

Dusty Diamonds

 I finished up this baby quilt the other day, and I've decided to call it Dusty Diamonds.

I wanted another chance to use my diamond ruler, and these sweet fat quarters from my stash seemed like the perfect pairing.

As a new quilter, I've been working on accurate piecing, and this was a perfect practice project... and  I'm proud to admit that many of those angles actually line up!

In terms of photo location, this mural graces the wall of a business in my neighborhood... how fun, right?

I'm linking up to Crazy Mom Quilts - thanks for stopping by!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Autumn Pillow

The other day, I pulled together a few scraps autumn-inspired fabrics to make this pillow cover.

I don't know what it is, but I'm totally in love with HSTs still; this time, I broke up the randomness of the triangles with a band of neutral fabric.

Thanks for stopping by and happy November!