Friday, April 26, 2013

Diaper Cake

My friend Marilyn had a baby shower for our friend Violet.  It's a boy and she loves owls.  I was having a really hard time finding an owl for the top of the diaper cake.  Since I have so many scraps I decided to make my own.  I put taggies on the sides and used the ribbon as taggies on the feet.  It was a lot of fun to make and did not take too long. :) 

It's going to be warm here finally this weekend.  My son and I are going to get our bikes out and go for a ride. :)  Hoping to also get some sewing in.  Trying to make more of the Triple Zip Bag.  I will post pictures when I have a few more made.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Bags and purses

I make bags.  I have made about 50 of the Bow Tuck bag pattern.  It was so fast and easy for me.  They were great sellers too.  I am trying to write out my own bag pattern.  We shall see how that goes.  I did draw up a lap quilt pattern.  I hope to get started on that soon.  Hint: if you like 9 patch you may like this one.  I have never seen anything like my design but we will see. 

Do you find there are not enough hours in the day?  I was trying to sew the triple zip bag and sewed it wrong.  That's what I get for not labeling my fabric.  I usually have to label the fabric with any new pattern.  Sometimes it's so easy to mix the fabric up.  When I actually succeed and finish the bag I will post a picture.  

I have finished two more runners.  It is feeling great to have some finishes.  This is the year of finishes!

Here is my WIP list:

Ragged squares quilt- quilt and bind
Yellow Brick Road lap quilt-bind
Baby quilt-bind
10-Triple Zip bags (why 10?-I bought 30 zippers for these and want to finish them all)
Table topper for my sister-quilt and bind
set of coasters for my sister
Lap quilt for my friend-using up fabric from the rag quilt

Please check back to see if I actually get these things done.  I can not start anything new until I finish at least half of these.  And that is killing me because I just got some wonderful fabric that I want to play with!


Monday, April 1, 2013

April 1st

Happy April!
Hope everyone enjoyed Easter.  I had some days off last week and spent them with my son.  It was a lot of fun.  I went to this newer quilt store called The Sewcial Lounge.  It was the owners birthday so she offered 30% off. :)  I was able to get 1/2 yard of Liberty fabric and a fat quarter bundle of Color Me Retro!  Can't wait to use it.  I'm going to work on cutting out some fabric this week so I can do some sewing this weekend. :)  I will post pictures of what I am working on.  Nothing new-still trying to finish some things.  Had a binding lesson this weekend and had a blast with a new friend.
Have a blessed week!