Tuesday, March 4, 2014
ATCs & Quilts of Valor...
Here are my ATCs for Kimberly's ArtJoyStuff swap. I used vintage sewing pattern directions for my background. Then I used vintage buttons, safety pins, snaps, fasteners, needles, lace and thread to embellish each ATC. Many of these vintage supplies were from my Grandma's sewing basket. Hard for me to use up but happy to share with others who are creative.
I hope the swappers like my vintage theme. I had fun putting these together.
Then I stitched a little pocket folder out of the pattern directions to enclose each ATC. Using another vintage safety pin to close the end. The little safety pins I have had since the popularity of beading them and making necklaces, bracelets or earrings. Well, if you are too young to remember this trend I will share something one of these days. Yes, I still have one of the necklaces Grandma and I made. Very Vintage!
Okay, last night I was blog surfing and read Connie's Freemotion By The River post. As I read it through it caught me and I knew I would have to participate. Thank you Connie for sharing this QOV need. I am over-committed yet I just felt that I had to research it further. So off to Kevin the Quilter blog for details. Hmmm...the purpose of the block drive is right for my heart. It fits my 2014 "giving" purpose. I read and re-read until I convinced myself that I can definitely sew these simple blocks of fabric and mail them to Kevin. He will be doing the hard work. I marched upstairs and told Mr. C that I need my sewing machine back from service and I need to buy some solid fabrics. His only question was, "You don't have fabric?" My reply, "Not solid fabrics in these colors!". Once I filled in the need Mr. C was totally understanding and knows I will be participating without a doubt. I couldn't sleep until after 4 am for trying to figure out how much fabric I need for the block pieces. This morning Mr. C figured out my yardage and cutting lines for me. I notified Kevin that I will be sending blocks for QOV...Quilts of Valor. Kevin emailed me with huge gratitude. Now I ask any of you (sorry no International) reading this blog...if you sew at all and want to make these simple blocks for such a worthy cause please visit the links I have included. Pfaff Sew La Te Da will be very busy when she comes home.
Winter is staying with us as we have wet drizzly weather every day now. No complaints here! For all who are snowed in and Polar Vortex frozen I wish you Sunshine and Spring. For England I wish you dry weather so your floods will subside.
I love being creative with paper, fabric, and all my wonderful supplies. Feeling Blessed Everyday...