Saturday, April 17, 2010

I'm Finished!

This was a quick and easy bag to make. I did not make any pockets.

Here is everything all cut and ready.

Had to use some pins.
Don't forget to change the needle. Lots of layers here. I made two and a half inch bias binding to cover the raw edges. The pattern does call for a lining fabric. I chose not to follow directions since my fabric was pretty on both sides.

I also did not follow the handle directions. I made four inch wide bias binding.

Here is the wrong side. I kinda like it. I guess this could be a reversible bag.

This is the right side. I am liking it.

I'm gonna surf the other Party People's blogs!

Ready, Set, Go...

I am home from my little ones soccer game, score 4-2.

I am going to use this fabric . Pre-quilted Portobello Market by Three Sisters. I picked it up the other day at The Gallery. It was a bargain I could not resist. Sandy and Frank have the best prices around and markdown fabrics often. I believe this was twelve dollars a yard.

I am making bag A from the Slouchy Bags book by Cindy Taylor Oates. The pattern does not call for pre-quilted fabric but I am sure I can make it work.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

CG & GQC April Tag

Joan posted a new tag for the CG&GQC. You can find her post here.

1. What magazines do you prefer?
Right now the only subscription I receive is Where Women Create. I am kind of burnt out on the content of most quilt mags.

2. Have you ever made any projects from those magazines?
I have used some patterns from magazines but not that many. Certainly not enough to justify the amount I have purchased over the years.

3. Show us the projects?'s a few.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Tote Bag Sewing Party!

CG&GQC is having a Tote Bag Sewing Party. It is being hosted by Kris of Dandelion Quilts. There is a limit of how many can participate, so hurry on over and sign up. Now I just have to decide which bag I want to make.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Hunting & Gathering!

My Brother sent me a message a while back and asked if I had heard of Spoonflower, why I yes I had. He had sent in a design and had a swatch made and was wondering if I would make him a quilt. I jumped at the chance. I had been wanting to make him a quilt for ages and just had not done it yet. After all he is my older, cooler, more stylish Brother. Yesterday a package arrived from Spoonflower. I know that many of you know that you can now design your own fabric and have it printed for you.

So today, I zoomed on down to The Quilt Company in Allison Park. My BFF Spike met me there and then we went to lunch and had a nice long chat. I do not know for sure what pattern I want to make. I do however think I should buy more fabric. The way that the fabric lines are trending currently kind of make it a challenge to find blue and yellow. So the hunt is on. I did buy some fabric prematurely and found it to be far to washed out for this quilt but I will make something else out of it. BTW I restrained myself from buying yards and yards of new stuff.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Big Giveaway at the Tip Junkie!

Laurie of Tip Junkie and Cindy of Skip To My Lou are hosting a give a way! Too many prizes for me to list here! I mean four per hour. It's unheard of, go see for yourself!