Sunday, February 19, 2017

Lucky

There are some pretty amazing and kind people in this world and I made this mini as a thank you to one of them.
It's a mini of an Elizabeth Hartmann pattern that we teach as a beginner quilt in store.

 

Monday, February 13, 2017

Trying some weaving

I have an online friend, Tara Curtis, who is a phenomal fabric weaver. She has even invented weaving needles that you now see in the houses of many quilters.
We did a trade a while back and she sent me some needles and I just needed to find the time to try weaving.
Last night was finally the right time and I really enjoyed it. I'm not sure what will become of this piece but I already have plans to do some more weaving and to turn it into pouches.
You can check Tara and her Wefty needle out here.
 
 

 

Friday, February 10, 2017

A bag and some pouches

I recently made a bag as a thank you gift for a friend of mine. The pattern is the Zip Top Tote from Anna Graham's book Handmade Style. One important note if you are going to make this it to use a purse zipper for the wider tape, I struggled quite a bit.
Last night I sat down to figure out some new pouch dimensions. I wanted something long and low, and after trial and error came up with this. 
And then I made a second one and put them both in my Etsy store. I do plan for several more to be made soon.


 
 
 
 

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Victoria's Quilts #2

My friend Sharyn at Quilting Stitches did a great job on my second quilt top. It looks great and I am happy knowing it will bring some warmth and comfort to someone going through cancer treatment.


 
 

Monday, January 30, 2017

Tattooed

I was able to help my friend Libs make a quilt top with her new fabric line Tattooed.
I chose this pattern out of three choices and it is pretty hard to send it back to her.
Sadly my lighting isn't very good in my entry hall but you get the idea. It was 320 HSTs and a whole lot of fun!
 

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Various little things

I have been sewing lately, I just haven't completed anything yet, but here are some photos.
Here are some half-rectangle-triangles I have been playing with.
These are some blocks for a top I am sewing for Libs Elliott. I can hardly wait to show you the finished top!
 
 

Friday, January 6, 2017

Something for me

I have been needing a new bag for awhile now and have had the fabrics picked and waiting for the right pattern. My last three purses were the same pattern and I wanted to try something new. 
This is a free pattern and I whipped the whole thing up in less than three hours. It is a little small but hopefully I will get used to it as I love my fabrics! You can find the pattern here.