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.
Some of us doing a birthday gift exchange in the Piece Around the World group. Robin Noel had my name & she made me this adorable pillow for my 67th birthday today. It is sitting on a bench in my entryway. It is wool applique' on cottong.…Continue