Friday, April 29, 2011

Sew & Tell: Why my sewing machine deserves a week at the spa

Finished these bags for my Potholder Pass 7 partner.  Well, almost anyway.  My machine got very sick.  These are finished, but there was more I had planned to send her.  And I will, in a couple weeks when Joy gets back from the spa.

Made this cute Ditty bag to go with it.  The pattern lining up was a happy accident.  I am not that good!

I struggled to find a clean area of my house when I took the picture.  Sometimes that is just the way it is!  At least the laundry was clean!  Both bag patterns were purchased from Keyka Lou, and were wonderfully written, not to mention nicely priced.  She has more in her shop that I long for!!

Robert Kaufman Challenge complete except binding.  With Joy on vacation, it is just is going to have to wait.
Decided to leave some of the Dresdens off, it was just too much.  I call it "April Showers, May Flowers".  We were given the word Spring.   This says spring to me!

I used variegated thread to machine applique the flowers down.  Yellow thread for the centers.  With the quilting I went back to the variegated thread, and pretended to be rain.  I left a few gaps to hand quilt, just because I am a glutton for punishment.  (Many layers!)

This is the binding I plan on using.  It has that watery feel to it!

Here is the back.  It is okay if you like it better, I just might too!  I haven't decided for sure, but this may be a playroom wall hanging when the Lord drops a bigger house out of the sky!

This is some secrety-sewing.  I believe the pattern is called Kings Crown.  The fabric is Martinique.

The back, and no, I am not tellin'!

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  1. Ooooooohhhhhhhh.

    Needing to have all of these things, even the critters creating the dirty laundry and the mom who washes it, over really soon!

    Love the bags, and the quilt is beautiful!

  2. so pretty KT! I love the rainbow back so much.

  3. Your spring quilt is perfect! I love the "random" placement of your dresdens, and it certainly looks like spring to me!

  4. those bags are lovely, nice job! Hope your machine has a great stay at the spa and is ready to sew when she comes back :)

  5. Wow! You've been busy! Love it all!

  6. You have been a busy little bee, I am suddenly feeling like a lazy blob,LOL!!!! I love the flower quilt!!! I am so afraid of dresden plates, I am waiting for Amy or Sara to make me try them :o)

  7. Fabulous April Showers quilt!

  8. I have been watching you make this quilt and it is fantastic!! I hope Joy comes back soon!

    Have a great weekend!

  9. Love, Love, Love the Dresdens! Bravo!

  10. I hope the house doesn't land on anyone. ;-) I do love the back, but the scattered Dresdens look spectacular, too.

  11. WOW those are just wonderful projects!

  12. Katie, thank you so much for my wonderful swap bags!!! They are beautiful and perfect!!!

  13. I love all your finishes. How lucky that your fabrics matched up! I never get that lucky (and I'm not sure I would confess it was luck. :) )

  14. Wow!! I love your dresden looks awesome with those solids!!


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