Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Late Fabric Tuesday

I have been silent for awhile because the cord for my laptop went out.  Fortunately, my sewing machine was working fine!!  Just finished this beauty up for my Modern Swap Partner.  I am going to have a hard time giving this up.  I am comforting myself with the fact that I have enough fabric left to make one for myself!

You can get a glimpse of the hand quilting I stitched into the petals.  That plate is hand appliqued. 

Thought she might need a housewife...don't we all!  LOL!

I quilted the petals after appliqueing so that the stitching wouldn't show through the back.  Did a little decorative stitch with the machine around the center in lavender.  I plan on writing the label there.  I echo quilted around the edge, and I love the look!

Made some more of these shopping bags to use as Christmas wrap.  Just love this pattern, and they are getting quicker and quicker to make.  Yup, that is a little rose housewife.

Couldn't resist a fussy cut.
Love the inside of this one.  (edit---A housewife is a little pouch that will hold your needles, thread, thimble, and small sewing scissors!)

Just a peak of the linings.

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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Secret-y Christmas-y Sewing

I can't say who these are for, but I can let you in on this great pattern!  These are a breeze to cut out, and with all the reinforced seams, I think these grocery bags will hold up well.

After, of course, they are done being gift bags!  I have been digging the light blue lining of the one on the right.

Well, these are just the first of the Christmas sewing list.  I guess that my quilt is on hold for now.  I refuse to put it away though, I love looking at it.  (Plus, I am a little worried I will lose interest!!)  ;0)

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Friday, November 5, 2010

Only a little late...

These are my October Bee Blocks.  I hate being any late, and I am sorry for it...  life got in the way!
I was using this pattern, but I purposely turned the corner HSTs in the second block.  (They told me to.)  I think that it is fun to vary the same block, and see how different it looks!

Progress report on Henna Love Z.

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Thursday, November 4, 2010

Blogger's Quilt Festival: Fall 2010

This picture shows the truest colors.
Finally finished, my Blogger's Quilt Festival entry.  Now I will allow myself some time to visit the other beautiful entries, and you should to.  Just click on the nifty little button on the top left of this page! 

This is how it hangs just above my piano.  I am loving it!  The charms are Jennifer Paganelli prints, some of which I won from Joan.  The pattern is a modification of Kate Conklin's Charm Bracelet (which I also won from Joan's giveaway).  I will definitely be using this pattern again, unmodified.  Then it will be throw sized, and have some movement to the links.  Yum!!!

I did one little run of hand quilting between each row.  It is difficult to see, but I used a lovely variegated thread with royal blue, deep aqua, and (of course) purple!  It was supposed to be used for tatting, but it was perfect for this project.  Since there is still a lot of it left, I am glad that I love those colors and won't mind using it more.

The back is also Jennifer Paganelli.  She, in case you couldn't tell, is my favorite designer!
I was a good girl and labeled my quilt.  Its name?  Paganelli Charm...of course!

Even the binding is Paganelli, and I am loving it!



Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Talkative Tuesday? (The first)

Thanks to Alicia Key for hosting the great giveaway (which I won!)  WAHOO!!!
You can check out what she is doing at her blog.  Pssst.  She only has a few followers...just sayin'.

Dee needed quilt shop therapy.  So Saturday, our whole (minus a college kid) families took us on a two quilt shop tour.  Well of course I couldn't let her shop alone!!!  These were my purchases.  I am still loving them!!  Afterward, we went to Cheeseburger in Paradise.  Dee's pick.  She has good taste, even if she has kept me for a friend for almost 16 years!!!  LOL!!

I have been working on getting my Paganelli Charm wallhanging done for the Blogger's Quilt Festival.  All that is left is to hand sew the binding to the back.  Should be ready by Thursday!!  Also made this test block for October's Sew Bee It.  (Looking down at my toes in shame).  I hope to have the real blocks done and in the mail by Friday.

Allowed myself a little time to enjoy some Henna Love.  Slow and steady right?

So that is what I have been up to, and why it has been so quiet around the blog.  I can't wait to get caught up so I can go look at some more beautiful quilts at the Blogger's Quilt Festival.  Must.have.self.control.