Monday, April 14, 2014

Design Wall Monday–April 14, 2014

I attended a fun guild workshop on Saturday.  We made Split Blade Dresdens out of Jelly Rolls with Amelia Beldon.  I only got 4 blocks made but I definitely see more in my future. 


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Monday, April 7, 2014

Design Wall Monday–April 7, 2014

This was on the design wall last week while I was at at retreat.  It is now in the process of getting quilted.  In an on-going effort to clear out some of my UFO’s, the borders were added last week.  This is made from my pattern Wacky Devine Nine.


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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Interlocking In and Out

All the blocks are made and ready to sew together.

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Monday, March 31, 2014

Design Wall Monday–March 31, 2014

This was on my design wall yesterday but is now packed and heading with me to a retreat with my friendship group.


It’s another very old UFO that needs to get finished.  Hopefully that will happen sometime over the next 4 days.

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Friday, March 28, 2014

Iron Totes

I’m suppose to be getting all organized and packed for my friendship group’s retreat next week.  But as many of you know, I am easily distracted.  I’m planning on taking at least one large iron and a smaller travel iron.  It’s not like I don’t have anything to take them in, but as I mentioned I’m easily distracted so I decided to make a tote for each of the irons. 

I base them on a casserole carrier that a variety of people have written tutorials for and there are even some YouTube videos that show you how to make them.  The main difference is that I used 2 layers of Insul brite instead of batting.  I also put canvas on the inside of the small one so that I could use it as an ironing surface. 

Here’s the smaller travel size with the iron inside.


Here it is opened up so that you can see the ironing surface on the inside.


And here are both of them.  The large one holds my Rowenta nicely but I had water in it so I left it sitting along side for now. 


I still haven’t sorted and packed so back I go into my sewing room.  I wonder what will sidetrack me next.  Confused smile



Thursday, March 27, 2014

Art Comes In Many Forms

For those of you that have been to my home you already know that the easiest way to find it is by our painted patio umbrella on our front patio.  We have had it for many, many years and it finally succumbed to the sun, rain and weather in general.  So what should we do?  How do we replace it?  Well we are fortunate to have a very talented granddaughter who is very artistic.  So we ordered a plain white umbrella, bought her some brushes, sponges and paint and turned her loose.  I forgot to take a picture of it before she started sponging the first layer but here it is after the she sponged the background and the painted the first flower. 


She has more to do but she has to go to back to work so it won’t get worked on again for a little while.  But isn’t it just wonderful?  I am so in love with it and of course my dear Natalia.  I love you Tali girl. 



Tuesday, March 25, 2014

A Couple of Little Finishes

Yesterday I got a little sewing done.  First, my pillowcase was cutout and sewn together. 


And then I put the finishing touches on a bag started way back in September at a Riley Blake Fabric Fest.


It was finished quite some time ago but for some reason there were gaping holes near the beginning and end of the zipper.  It apparently was intended to be that way but I really disliked that opening.  I just made a couple of cute little decorative patches to cover the holes.  It’s been sitting there ready to go but it took me until yesterday to put red thread on the sewing machine and sew them in place.  Sigh!!!!

IMG_6104 Here’s the cute inside. 


I have no idea what I’ll use it for but it’s another item to check off the UFO list and for that reason I’m happy. 



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