Thursday, November 14, 2019

Thursday update

After Carla's (Creatin' in the Sticks) post about her bag kits being available again on Bluprint, I ordered one. It uses a package of 10" squares. There is a pocket on the outside on each side.
This bag is HUGE and will hold a lot of stuff--a good travel bag, I'm thinking.

I used the scrap triangles cut off the sides and bottoms and made 3 additional inside pockets. It was hard to get a photo, but you can see one of them. I put 2 on one side and 1 on the other.

Here is the pattern. My version is the Rhapsody. The blue one has a different name.
Thanks, Carla!! I enjoyed making this bag--there will probably be another one in the future.

I've made a flock (?) of owls, pattern from Caroline of Sew Can She. The little ones are filled with crushed walnut shells for pincushions. The larger ones are stuff with polyfill. They still could be pincushions, I guess.
I think they're pretty cute. Used some of my larger scraps and a few of the gazillion buttons I have.

Another set of placemats using the Take Four pattern--a combo of versions one and two.

Pillow and mug rug I made to go with the wall hanging in my previous post. Don't know why the photo is sideways--you get the idea.

I seriously need to get after quilting some of the 6 or 7 unquilted tops I have ready... having too much fun just putting things together. Later...

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Some finishes

Somebody please tell me where time goes! It's been over a month since I posted???

The below wall hanging is one I made for our District of Illinois & Wisconsin Church of the Brethren Conference. I made something every year, usually a wall hanging to be auctioned off. After much struggle with design, I finally figured out how to put together pieces of this panel and some lovely matching fabric that, amazingly, I had in my stash. This would be great on a door, about 22 x 55".
I was pleased that it sold for $285 and even more pleased that it was bought to give to our Moderator.

The October lesson I gave for our Cerro Gordo Quilters was a Christmas stocking. I tried one with pre-quilted fabric (the one on the left), but I don't like it at all. Maybe if I used 2 layers of that fabric, it would be ok. The 2nd one I made longer and used a fuzzy lining, not minky, but soft. I also used fusible fleece on the outer fabric to give the stocking more substance. The pattern had not called for any batting I forgot to quilt the stocking, but it looks ok anyway.

I was hoping to put on a picture of the owls I made, but that picture on my phone did not show up for me to post. That means another post after it does...
In the meantime, Kathy, Jo, and I did a shop hop a few weeks ago, covering 7 shops in a day. This photo op was at one of the shops. The theme was Quiltstock, so a lot of peace and love, in honor of the 50th anniversary of Woodstock. Kathy and i are in this pic.

Happy Sewing!