Stalking the mailbox, waiting for the black & white plaid bias binding to arrive--so I can finish those last four inches on my Maple Leaf Quilt.
I really appreciate all the funny and commiserating comments and don't feel quite so silly now! Thanks you guys. Sometimes we need to laugh at ourselves.
While waiting . . . I finished my patchwork pillow project using charm-squares, jolly-packs, and jelly-roll strips from moda; some of which I found here. I love having these color-coordinated fabrics at my fingertips to play around with. This group of fabrics inspired an autumn theme.
Basically, this is a patchwork pillow slip-cover. Pre-cut squares and strips were sewn around a central panel of embroidery; it's lined with batting and machine quilted along the seams. An over-lapping closure in back allows the cover to be removed and washed or replaced with a different one--when the season changes.
I have plans for a winter pillow next.
2010 Update: The Cozy-Up Patchwork Pillow project is featured in my book Embroidery Craft: Stitching Through the Seasons (page 108). Directions and embroidery motifs for the leaves are included. (This 20" pillow can also be made using any embroidered design on the central panel).