Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Making Memories

I've been working feverishly preparing more items to sell in the guild members boutique at our show this Friday and Saturday. I am so excited...the show is always tons of fun and a great way to connect with all of the 170 guild members, other quilters from out of town and the quilt-adoring public. I just love it!

I've been making memories....memory games, actually.

memory stacks

Using a 2.5" square ruler, I fussy cut pairs of fabric motifs, then fuse them to one side of double-sided fusible Peltex (or Timtex). I fuse recycled wool (from skirts and blazers) onto the other side and zigzag stitch around the edges. Then, everything goes into a simple tie bag.

memory lay out

This one is a 'rainy day' version with 9 pairs of umbrellas. I wish I had more of this fabric as this is the perfect Vancouver set!

Rainy day memory

I'll be back with my own little mini photo-essay of the poppy life-cycle tomorrow.

Pardon me now while I sew a sleeve on the back of my queen-sized show quilt. Next week I'll post photos of my two show quilts...wouldn't want to spoil the surprise!

13 comments:

traceyjay said...

those are really cute! I need to make a set for the boy. :)

And I need to learn how to do a hanging sleeve... (there's got to be a good tutorial out there somewhere).

Can't wait to see your quilts!

Amy said...

Those are great little memory games. The umbrella one is not only cute, but I bet it is challenging since they are all variations on one image. I am really looking forward to seeing your quilts!! I bet you will do smashingly at the sale.

Robin said...

Thanks for sharing. That's a great idea to make as a gift for a young child.

Tiffany said...

I love this idea, they're so fun. Best wishes for the show and I look forward to the photos!

carol said...

What a cute idea! I hope you sell a ton! Have a great show this weekend. I'll be anxious to hear all about it!

Krista said...

How fun! And I can't wait to see those quilts :)

Rachel said...

Cute! I love that tree fabric. I had a fat quarter of that and made a notebook cover for my daughter. I so wish I'd bought more of it. Can't find it anywhere now!

Mrs Moen said...

These are great, I love the idea! I too have the tree fabric.-)
Good luck with the show!

Rafael's Mum said...

What a great idea! They look fab, hope they sell well for you at the show.

Terri said...

OK Holy cow, I SEW need to make these.
Thank you, I hope you dont mind I will definatly link you up on them.

Andrea C said...

fantastic idea!

Mette said...

A great idea, Krista.

Karen said...

...love these! Great idea!