Friday, July 30, 2010

New bags for my Aunt

My Aunt asked me to make her two bags. I was happy to make them for her. This bag pattern it so fun. I have them finished and they are on their way to California.
Here is the material. It is an outdoor material, kind of like canvas.

Here is the applique letter. I satin stitched all the way around. I did a large and small letter.

Here is a close up. Boy did it take a while.

This is the inside of the smaller bag.

Here they both are. The larger bag is for a computer. I hope she likes them.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

I am so excited.

I am not sure now which blog I was at but I saw a post about I went and checked it out and I loved the idea. Kind of like Project Linus but they supply the fabric. I signed up and got the package today. I love it. I have started on it and I hope to have the top finished tomorrow. I hope you have fun looking at the material.

They even sent a label that I get to sign. It makes my happy to know that all my love and hugs will go to some child that needs them right now.
Have a good night.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Simple Sampler Quilt Along Week 6

I went back through my colors and the patterns and realized I had missed a color. ORANGE! I had messed up on the colors that Amy was using. I have decided that I will only fix Block 1. I have added the picture of the new block to the post for Block 1 and 2. Here are this weeks blocks.
Block 11

Block 12

Have a good day!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Simple Sampler Quilt Along Week 5

I love doing these blocks. I am never sure what colors will be used. I love Block 10. Who new yellow and purple look good together.
Block 9

Block 10

One Week Challenge

Thank you Amy for this challenge. I am like so many others. I get caught up in all the things I want to do that sometimes I make very little headway on any of them. So for this challenge I would like to get Two bags made. It is my first paid job. They are for my Aunt that lives in California. I have the materials and the pattern now I just need to do it. I feel like if I don't have a deadline it might end up on the back burner. So that is my challenge project.

Monday, July 19, 2010

2010 Designer Mystery Block of the Month

I am sorry, I am still learning how to add links to my post. After I saw how beautiful these blocks were on Sherri's blog ( I wanted to try it as well. Here our my first two blocks, for June and July. I love the fabric. It is the first time I have been lucky enough to use Moda Fabrics. I love it!! I envy all of you that use that fabric all the time.


I hope you like them.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Simple Sampler Quilt Along Week 4

Before I went to bed last night I only got Block 7 done of week 4. I say "only", I did Blocks 1 thru 7 yesterday. That is funny. Anyways, I went to a movie today with my DD so did not sew at all this morning. It was nice to get out and spend time with my youngest. So here is my
Block 7

and Block 8.

Simple Sampler Quilt Along Week 3

Here is week 2.

I messed up the middle strip. I am not going to pick it out. Maybe before I make it into a top I will but for now I am glad they are done. :)

Simple Sampler Quilt Along Week 2

Here are the pictures for week 1.

Simple Sampler Quilt Along Week 1

I have been busy making blocks to catch up to Amy at:

I have made 7 blocks and will be working on the 8th one today. Here are the first two:

Strange colors I know, but they are from my stash and my stash is still small. :(

Saturday, July 10, 2010

New Bag

I started a new bag yesterday and finished it up today. It is much smaller than the blue and white one I made. I will find a happy medium.

I have started a new project. It is Eleanor Burns Twice as Nice...Plus More. I love it. I was not able to get a Jelly Roll from Moda so I just picked out some cute fabrics and cut them into 2 1/2" strips. Hopefully I can start sewing on them tomorrow. I love this pattern. You can get three quilts out of all the pieces that you cut. I can't wait to finish these. TTFN

Thursday, July 8, 2010

The top is done!

I am still working on this quilt. I love it. I did not buy any extra material that matched the blocks and I should have. I had to buy different material for the borders and the backing. It still looks nice. I will be piecing the back today and then I am thinking I want to make a few bags. One from a pattern I already have, I have made one for my daughter. Then I want to make one from p.s. i quilt. I love her blog. Great tutorials.

Here is the one I made for DD. It is #1169 BYOB II The Big Shopper Bags in Multiple Sizes by Whistlepig Creek Productions. I love this bag. I am going to make a smaller one.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

A work in progress...

I have spent most of the last two days reading over one of the blogs I am following. It is A Quilting Life: Simplicity... I love reading her path along this blogging road I am now taking. I love her projects and have decided to do a few of them myself. Thanks Sherrie, you have been an inspiration to me. I will be working on a project tomorrow if I can stop reading blogs. :) I wanted to post a picture of the quilt blocks, I have it pieced together now and am working on the borders. (The quilt that you see underneath is a duvet cover I made about two years back for our bed.) I hope that you all like it. I will be glad to have this one done. It should have been my first finished quilt but that is OK. I am learning from most of the blogs that I read that I am not the only one that is jumping from project to project.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Finally Finished!

I go to a quilt store near my home once a month to a "Saturday Sampler". We all meet at 9:00am and have a good time. I have been going for three years and will continue to go. The gal that runs it will usually have a joke or a story, there are announcements for upcoming class, and then we have a show and tell. One of the parts of the show in tell is "Finally Finished!" I will have a few this coming month and I can't wait. You have seen two of them and here is another one. In 2008 I did their BOM called, Carolyn's Paper-Pieced Garden. I have the top done and will be working on the borders, back, quilting and binding tomorrow. In the book there was a mini quilt wallhanging. I always over do things so I started that one too. Well it is Finally Finished!! It even has a label on the back. It is the first of my work to get a label. I hope you like it.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Happy 4th of July

I wanted to wish everybody a Happy 4th of July. I will not be in town tomorrow so I wanted to post this early. I will see you all on Monday. Here is my quilted flag I just finished. I sure did love making it. Thank you to Eleanor Burns. I have fallen in love with her work. On this web site you can find all kinds of cool videos. This is where I found the instructions for the flag. I hope you all have a great time. God Bless America!

I am a new quilter but not a new sewer.

Good morning. Well let the rattling begin. Just like the title says I am a new quilter but not a new sewer. I have been sewing for almost 20 years. Over the years I have taught myself many things. The main things I have worked on has been cloths for my two daughters. Mostly dresses for church. I love making PJ bottoms and skirts. Now that my girls are older I have moved up to quilting. I LOVE IT!! I feel like that is where my creative energy has been ment to be this whole time. I have tried many crafts. Beading, crochet, scrapbooking, card making, clay, painting. But I know that fabric is my love. I thought I would share my first big quilt. I have made small ones that I will post later.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Started a Blog

Well I finally have done it. I have started a blog. I have been thinking about it for a long time. I am so busy making things that I thought I would share with the world what I can do. I hope that you will stop by and take a look.