13 April 2007

Quilty Jars by Friends

Sorry for the long absence. My family and worldly goods arrived and I got a sewing machine (phew!) and we had a late snow and any number of other excuses.

Brenda (http://serendipitypatchwork.com.au/blog/) has asked that I put my latest project up. This one is sort of quilting by proxy.

But let me begin at the beginning. A couple weeks ago I issued a Gee's Bend theme quilt challenge to my friends. I've been following their progress in their blogs (because they are more loyal bloggers than moi) and loved the results. (See also Erica's on http://www.creativedabbling.blogspot.com/) So I printed out their pictures and inserted a round excerpt into the lid "window" of these cool little canisters. I got them for a dollar each at the Target here. Very shallow and have a magnet on the bottom. Good for thumb tacks or rubber bands or buttons and they stick to the fridge.

I think they look pretty good and I'm enjoying my friends' beautiful work each day at the office.


Erica Spinks said...

Very cool Monica! I am strangely drawn to the one on the right - I wonder why?

Leah said...

They look great. However, I'm a little as when I saw Brenda's link I thought it said Guilty Jars :)

Helen said...

Hi Monica

I found your blog via Erica's. I had to laugh at Leah's comment. I guess if we are quilty we must be guilty, of something even if it is not doing the housework! Great lids.

Sue said...

I've been looking for some of those little jars, thanks for letting me know where to look! And welcome to Michigan. Hope you have some luck finding a good quilt store up there, I've been to a couple of shop hops that included that area (I live in Allegan) but the only shop that I really loved closed recently. I like to go down to Shipshewana, Indiana, they have wonderful quilt and fabric stores, it's a bit of a drive, but worth it.

Maria Soto said...

Monica darling, we miss you so much, last night everyone asked about you.
The site that I send you it's really good, Michelle lives in Tassie, she sends every week a new block, we are up to 16th , I can send them if you like.
The girls send their love, glad to know things are well and you are sort of settle.
Take care,

Maria said...

Hi Monica, changed my home address and e-mail. Bought a lovely home in Canterbury. Lost all my e-mail addresses and just managed to get re-connected today.
How is life in Michigan ? How are "the boys" ? are you doing much quilting ?