Well – the blocks I was working on yesterday I love so much I think I’m going to have to keep that project for myself and not give it as a gift. 🙂 But that is okay because I have found a replacement project for the gift. I had picked up the Winter 2016 issue of Quilts and More as I was headed to a doctor’s appointment in case I had to sit and wait a while. I never got around to looking at it until last night and spied this lovely tumbling blocks table topper.
I love tumbling blocks designs. This one was made from a package of precut hexagons but it has instructions /template to use 10″ squares so I have will pull some squares from Hoffman Bali Crackers (10″ squares) stash and get to work on this topper today which will finish about 20″.
I forgot I had actually done some online shopping the weekend after Christmas for some quilting goodies – some for gifts and some gifts for me which arrived yesterday.
The Fat Quarter Shop has some great Flash Sales on their website. That’s where I got this tin set. I love these Moda tins – so bright and colorful and very useful sizes for all the little knitting and sewing bits that need a home around here. Of course some will be used as gifts and I found some cute little things to fill a couple of them with.
The box that looks like a crayon sized box —
That will go in one of the tins – they are band aids with sewing things printed on them like the five strips printed on the box. Now how fun are those to include in a package for a quilting friend! I also fell in love with the little Moda mini charms packet – that will go in another little tin as a gift. The two fabric bags — the smallest one I think cost 22 cents on flash sale. It’s nothing fancy but a cute little zipper bag nonetheless. The Create fabric zippered bag was free for placing a flash sale order. So time to refill the coffee cup and go search for the fabrics I want to use for the table topper.