I wanted to give a shout out to Pam from New York for encouraging people to come back on & post to this forum. There are so many people who used to be very active on here, but who we never hear from any more. Always makes me wonder what happened. I know most of the individual groups I belong to are very inactive as well. Makes me feel sad. I know I need to do a better job of keeping in touch as well.
I have really enjoyed making purses & totes. They are a great way to use up fabrics that you just had to have, but only bought a yard of. They are especially fun when you can make part of them using an embroidery machine. Here is my latest. I did the sewing motifs on my emb machine & finished the rest on my Pfaff. The designs are from Sweet Pea (swpea.com).…Continue
We had a challenge on the Piece Around the World group to see how many scraps we could use in 1 project. We had to use a minimum of 40, which sounds like a lot, but really isn't. We also had to have half square triangles be the main design element. This was a fun challenge to do. I looked through all my books & found this table runner in the Big Book of Table Toppers by Martingale. It is called Window Pane. Mine has 69 fabrics in it including the background fabric.…Continue
My husband & I are going to New Orleans next month to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary, which also falls on Father's Day. I wanted either a purse or a tote that was bright & cheery to take along so I went through my stash & found these 2 fabrics. The tote is the Candice tote by Lazy Girl designs. As you can see in the 2nd picture, the front is also a pocket. I like to carry my credit cards & cash in those little zippered pouches so I made one of those to match.…Continue
Have you all been quilting today? I have been making labels that will go on the backs of Quilts of Valor quilts. I was going to baste a quilt, but didn't have the right size batting & didn't want to cut into a larger one. I should just order 60" Quilters Dream cotton by the case as that is my favorite size as I can machine quilt them with no problem.