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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Piles of Nickels-Help Me Help Me

I have managed to swap nickel squares,(5" squares) with an online group, for a couple of years now. I have a stack as high as the eye can see, but haven't ever really done anything with them. Well, until a few weeks ago, that is. This little project was from an afternoon sew in, at our local sewing shop. It was a good motivator to start using up some of these things that seem to loom over my sewing area. Too bad it wasn't a really big project though. I have enough squares to make a table runner for most of the free world it seems!!! LOL

I did pick up a book called "Loose Change" that has a really cute quilt it in, made out of nickels. The plan to start on it was in my mind, but then, I got to wondering. What would any of my internet friends do with all these guys. Does anyone have any ideas they would like to share? Please post a comment and let us know. I am sure there are plenty of us, who could use some inspiration. Lets all share ideas, and see if we can come up with something that will ring our bells!

Summer is over and the time is about right to start those fall quilting projects. After all there is nothing better than curling up under a quilt when it is cold to do the binding, right? I love those nights!

Look forward to seeing what suggestions we have for each other. Until then I am dreaming of the chilly nights of binding ahead.

Hope you had a great Labor Day weekend. As for me, I spent it in my sewing room. Yep, didn't have to work the holiday for once in a very long time. I did manage to finish up orders for 2 more professional totes, and I finished up my Alaska Shop Hop quilt. As soon as the binding fairies come, and finish that up, I will share photos! hehehehehehe
Have a great week.

1 comment:

  1. i'm looking forward to some ideas too because i've got a stack of nickels thats probably just as tall!


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