Sunday, October 20, 2013

Why Make Two When Three is Better!

Not only have I got started on some gifts, I made one for myself as well!
These two bags are the gifts....
This one is for me to enjoy!
They were quick and easy and the instructions were fabulous! I love a well written pattern! And as a bonus I used all scraps for the two bags that are gifts. Mine is made from a charm pack I had in my stash.
And I am all set up for quilting. Now I just need some time...
Happy Stitching!

Friday, October 11, 2013


One quilt is basted...this one will be machine quilted and donated (but I have not yet decided to what organization!).
This quilt is about half basted but I'll be away for Thanksgiving so it won't get finished until next week! I can't wait to get started quilting it. I'll be big stitching this with blue pearle cotton.
And this is what I am using for basting...I found a 'nest' of old bobbins that don't fit my current machine so basting thread is the perfect use...if I can untangle some of it!!!
Happy Stitching!

Sunday, October 6, 2013

A Finish and LOTS of Plans!

Yes, I actually have been home long enough to finish something! My little Orange Peel quilt is done and I am so pleased with it. It is just the right size for the dining room table.
Here is a little close up...
I used a silk batting and I WILL have to find more. It was wonderful to hand quilt!
I have also finished the mystery quilt I have been working on. I had some left over pieces so I am putting them together to make a backing for the quilt.
I'll be basting several quilts (including this one) in the next 2 weeks so I will take pictures when it is laid out.
We are quickly approaching the season of secrets! I have a few projects I am working on that I can't share (yet!) but one thing I can share is that I am making two Christmas stockings for my cousins girls. This is a tough project. For 9 months I have been searching for the perfect fabric. I had a vision but I have no idea what that was. All I knew is that when I saw "that" fabric I would know it.
But I never found it so on to plan b...and I don't even know what that will be yet either. I did buy this little bunch of Christmas fabrics though. They are all from the same fabric line but I should be able to get two very different stockings from it all.
Back to the sewing room...
Happy Stitching!