Earlier this spring, I dipped my toe into the pool of English Paper Piecing. Ho my! How addicting! So then I thought I'd love to make a Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt.
Yeah. I was completely delusional.
I scaled down my expectations and thought I'd hand piece a table runner.
Finally I decided that little pincushions were more my speed. So I sewed these up and sent them on their way to my favorite Kansas Stitching Girls. Oh, except I added orange rick-rack at the last minute.
Those sunflowers make me smile! The one in the middle shows the fabric I used for backing them.
So....I went to Stitch N Pitch last Sunday at PNC Park. We had so much fun watching our Pirates - even if the knitters outnumbered us by like....ten to one! And that's even counting our husbands. I took a neat little design I found on Etsy and stitched away on a Willie Stargell jersey. It was perfect because it was so simple and small.
Next year we have big plans for a tailgate party and matching t shirts. We have to keep up with the knitters and if we can't match their numbers, we'll just have to have more fun per person! (Nikki, if you come, we'll set up the cornhole game...)