I have a couple finishes this week. First is the baby quilt that will be donated. It was a kit that I had bought in Oakhurst, CA when we lived close by to that town. I had blogged about it on Sunday, but still needed to get the binding sewn on and now it is. I didn't add a label since it is being donated. Do you all put labels on your charity quilts?
The next finish was a pillow that is for my husband and his recliner. It is a foundation paper pieced pattern called No Y Seams Feathered Star and is by Jessie over at Threaded Quilting Studio. Click here for the pattern and a 9-part tutorial that is fantastic. I had so much fun creating this and I'm sure you will too. Thank you Jessie.
Yesterday I found a pattern to make a rice filled heating pad for the hubs as he's been asking for one for a long, long, long time. Did I say a very long time? The best instructions I found in my search came from Finding Pins and Needles. Here is where you can find the instructions if you are interested in making one or several of these.
This is what mine looks like so far:
It is the only manly flannel I could find at Walmart yesterday and it will match the colors in his recliner.
I've also gotten on the Kona Cotton bandwagon. Here is what was in the mail yesterday and I have two more pieces coming and one I wanted that wasn't available so now I'll have to hunt that color (Clover) down. I sure wish that had just put it on backorder rather than refunding me the money. I hope to use some for the borders of the Spiral Strips quilt top I pieced while on retreat as well as for a pattern I hope to design. We'll see how that goes as I have several things in mind, but not sure how it will all come together, if at all. Don't hold your breath.
I haven't been doing much in the way of handwork as my index finger on my left hand is still painful. Going to put some BioFreeze on it today to see if that helps.