Friday, September 24, 2010

Flouncy Bag...

I cannot believe how well this turned out.

I have to admit that I do NOT think this pattern is for beginners....the directions were not that clear, so on some parts I was wingin' it. Also it may of helped if I knew that there were corrections to the cutting measurements before hand, because I did not catch this until after cutting, the opening is kind of small....and since I used a dark lining it's hard to see down into the bag.

But here is what it looks like. The brown/gold ribbon has loops in it to hold items.

For those of you wondering..I used Michael Millers Fairy Frost. I have no clue what color, since it came in a scrap bundle from For the outside I used a fabric purchased from Jo-Ann's, so I'm not sure what it is called or who makes it. But I also used this fabric for the backing of my Exotic Quilt.

The directions said nothing about using a stabilizer for the bottom, but I added some the bottom is more sturdy!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

My New Wrap

Went to Jo-Ann's and picked up this...

Got home and looked at it right away and found this...

I read the directions on how to make it and realized I have all the materials for it...

And this is what mine looks like...

Not the greatest picture, but you get the idea. I really did not like the butterfly looking flowers, so I came up with something a little more simple and modern.

I can't wait to start cuddling up with this...since it's made with interlock knit, it's so soft!

Nature-ology Backing

I really like the solid backing on quilts with a little of fabric from the front mixed in. But, for my Nature-ology quilt top I felt that there wasn't a lot of color on the front in order to qualify for a solid backing. So when I found some more fabric that I used on the front I decided to buy enough for the backing....I just threw a little bit of solid in.

So what do you think..

My favorite part of this quilt are the birds in it...

So hopefully I'll have some time to quilt this today, which means I'll be able to use my walking foot for the first time, that I've have for about 2 or 3 months now.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Diamonds are Pieced

This is what I've been up to the past few days...

It took a little longer than I thought to get the top done, but that is due to pressing all the seems open.

Here's a few close ups...

The tricky part was trying to get the points to line up....some do and some don't...oh well, the quilt top is still pretty.

Now I just need to figure out what kind of back I'd like for this...maybe a solid with a few prints thrown in.

Monday, September 20, 2010

JRSQA Blocks 7 through 12

I have to be honest here...I really do NOT like the fabric I chose for this quilt along...I was also unsure about the Jelly Roll Sampler Quilt Along too. But I said the heck with it...I'll do the quilt along and use fabric I don't about, so if I mess up at least I'm not out good fabric. This was a BAD idea, because I have no interest in completing the quilt now, but at least the blocks are done..

Friday, September 17, 2010

You've Got Mail...

Well, I got mail. Look what I received in the mail yesterday...
These were made by locodowo for the Potholder Pass #4....and I LOVE THEM.
There is an:
Oven Mitt
Pan Handle Holder
2 Coasters (or at least that's what I'm got the use them for)
Plus, the cute little card.
All of which was wrapped in tissue paper with green ribbon.

Thank You locodowo for EVERYTHING!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Orange & Aqua Quilt Top

Well I was able to get the quilt top of the Orange & Aqua quilt done.
So, what do you think?? Okay, I may of left off one row, but I may of also mis-counted the number of blocks that I needed. I think it's still a good length though!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Progress: Orange, Aqua, & Diamonds

All week I've been prepping these diamonds with borders, just finished them all I need to do is put them together.

And today I worked on those orange & aqua blocks...had several more blocks to put together before I could start sewing them into rows....hopefully I'll have time to work on this throughout the week to have a quilt top by the this weekend.

And whatever I do not get done this week, I'll be able to work on it Saturday, since the Fort Wayne MQG will be having an 'All Day Sew'..cannot wait for that!

Monday, September 6, 2010


in a timely fashion!

It took only week to these 3 beauties finished....I'm very proud of myself for no starting something in the middle of these, but maybe the fact that I made them for my mom's friend had a little to do with it. I know I week is a long time, but I made 3 on top of working full-time and being a mother of two, and I wasn't home last Tuesday until very, very late.

So, here are the girls...
Aren't they cute!?!?!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Labor Day Weekend Sewing

Boys are at their grandparents for the weekend...Andy's working...the dogs are napping....and I'm SEWING!

I'm working on this pile from these fabrics...
 I still need to stuff the arms, legs, and the body and parts together....add a few last minute flowers and touch, and then I'll be all done.