So, I have been working on bags for a few things–one type of bag to show off Judy Niemeyer’s Charm Elements for my favorite quilt shop, Compass Rose Quilting. I bought the “Janet Tote” pattern from Sandy Lueth (Totes by Sandy). I really liked this pattern! Quick and easy to drop that sweet compass rose into!
The second bag I made this week was one for a friend who would be doing a little traveling this summer. The is Aeroplane Bag by Sew Sweetness. I had a tad bit of trouble with the zipper but that’s because of my skill set–not the directions! All in all, I really like this pattern and have a couple more of these to make (one for me, one for my sister!).
So this is going to be a new little fun Challenge for me… It’s being put on by SewCalGal. I’ve got about three or four quilt ideas running around in my head! Thank goodness the timeline is March 24th through September 30th. Now to start shopping for red and white fabric!
I’m thinking about something like this: I also have a pattern in mind that just came out (and is winging it’s way to me RIGHT NOW!)…
Now I am working on the Osprey’s nest! Here is a little work I did over Springbreak 2014…I’m done with the purple but my photography just hasn’t caught up… I’ve moved on to the geese! I hope to get those geese done by the weekend and move on to setting them in!!
DONE! I’ve decided to donate it to the local Hospice for their fall raffle. I LOVED making it. It was MUCH easier than I thought it would be. What a great pattern!
Now I am moving on to finishing the name blocks for the Care Center/Elder House donation quilts, which is good because the open house is this week! The alphabet letters come from Diane Bohn’s MyABCs pattern, which I “won” last year and I still need to finish the project (see New Project page). The Kodiak Bear Paw Quilter’s Guild members volunteered to make each resident a quilt in the color they picked. I had made a new quilt for my mom and knew that every resident would love a new blanket. To eliminate issues with whose quilt is whose I thought labeling would be great. Here is my mom with her top:
OK. I have to get back to sewing!
I am making a little more progress… A few more stars and then I get to put together the pieces. I am beginning to get very excited. I can tell you, it’s a bit of work BUT WORTH EVERY STITCH!
Wow, we are days into 2014! It’s been a lovely break in which I have been working on dance regalia for the Sun’aq Tribe. I am within striking distance to be done.
However, I have been able to sneak in my own projects. :)
Happy New Year! GO CREATE!