First of all thanks to those that participated with me in the basket block from last week and posted blocks on Flickr. Fat Quarter Shop will contact the winner.
I've had a few rough weeks here at the Hive. I'm ending the year with an injury that has taken me off the sewing field. I'm glad I've been ahead of the game this year in scoring my Christmas projects. I've missed being able to do work on my projects but I do have an easy gift to show and tell.
Last year I purchased yardage of linen/cotton blend calendars for kitchen towels. They make a great gift. Everyone always needs a new kitchen towel. So this year I decided to repeat my gift idea for 2014 calendar towels. I stacked some of the towels I bound by my sewing room window. It is always nice to look outside while I sew here.
Every year Spoonflower has a contest where artists submit their designs to Spoonflower for fabric calendars. I always vote and enjoy seeing the wide range of designs. It can be hard to pick a favorite.
One yard of calendar fabric gives you 4 calendars to cut apart and bind. I find this project a very easy one to machine stitch my binding.
By pressing the the binding carefully I can stitch in the ditch and catch the binding in the back with a smooth and even stitch.
This is one of the towels I bought from Spoonflower. I thought the houses and barns were a good design after making a barn quilt and making houses on various projects this year.
I found this British design very fun since the designer had much the same idea that I have had with my London quilt. I really loved seeing her take on all things London.