Sunday, October 16, 2016

Ironing Board Cover

My ironing board has been ugly for quite some time. I have had the pattern Cotton Way Ironing Board Cover and this Alexander Henry sewing themed fabric sitting in a drawer for about 2 years.
My husband went away so I had a Saturday all to myself. I pulled this out and started working on it. I'm pleased with how it turned out.
I made the flying geese with scrappy whites.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Q4 Finish Along list

Following is my list for Q4 Finish Along:

1.) First up, I need to finish this quilt for my Mom. It's getting done and it definitely will be completed by the end of this quarter.
2.) Going to start this quilt. Maybe it will be done. If not, it will move on to next year. I won this fabric in a blog hop and I would love to have a new quilt for my spare bedroom.
3.) This Christmas quilt top needs put together and quilted. My friend gave me the quilt top years ago. I need to finish it to use for Christmas. Very Vintage.
4.) Apple Pouch from Playful Little Paper-Pieced Projects
5.) Quilt and bind this Christmas Frivol. I completed the top a month or so ago. This is a nice size that I can use on my square table beside my couch. It definitely needs something new. I've had one of my first completed quilts sitting on it for a long time.
6.) Another Frivol #9. I would like to finish this for a Christmas gift for my sister. She likes handmade items and she could probably use it around her house somewhere.
7.) This Frivol I would like to make, possibly for a gift for my Mom.
8.) This Frivol I might start working on when I get the chance.

9.) This Adelaide Bag would be a quick project from Amy Friend's book "Intentional Piecing". I might make a couple of these for gifts.
10.) Basket - another fairly quick project from Anna Graham's book "Handmade Style". I'd like to make a couple of these possibly for gifts. I have had some of this fabric for years and it needs to be made into something! My drawers are filled with fabric.
11.) This cute Splendid Notions Pouch by Charise Creates. So cute. Don't know what 6 1/2" block I will use for the front yet, but I'll figure it out. 
12.) This ironing board cover. I have had this sitting in a dresser drawer for a couple of years so it needs done, especially since my ironing board only has the ugly heat-resistant cover on it now.

I've chosen some smaller projects so I can use some of these for Christmas gifts. I think handmade gifts are the nicest. Plus, the larger quilts that I choose to make seem to take so long that I get burnt out. Next year, I have a few quilts picked out to get started on. Linking up to Q4 Finish Along at Clover & Violet

Friday, October 7, 2016

Spectrum Clutch

I made this Heidi Staple's Spectrum Clutch for my long-time girlfriend, Denise. 

I have known Denise since Kindergarten. She moved across country after college. I have only seen her twice, I think, in over 30 years. We got together for lunch this past Summer so I wanted to give her a small gift. I think it turned out very pretty. My friend was a little impressed that I can actually sew now. We took Home-Ec in Junior High, but we didn't get very far back then. We had a little chuckle about Home-Ec.
Linking up the tutorial to Bag It Tutorials at Elm Street Quilts

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Rainbow Clutch

This is my completed Rainbow Clutch that I've sewn from Anna Graham's book Handmade Style. It is shown on the front of the book. I really like it and I plan on using it at an upcoming wedding in October. 

I love navy blue and I picked out Liberty lawn that I've had in my stash for the pieced front. Linking this finish to Bag It at Elm Street Quilts. You can link up your bag,too. They have great tutorials to follow for bags. This was my 2nd completion on the Finish Along Q3 It is #8 on my list here:Q3 FAL.I did not have a photo when I made the list. My list for the last quarter will be short and sweet, all with photos. Because I don't get all of these projects done.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Finished Star/Log Cabin Quilt

Finished one of my Q3 goals.  Original post was here: Finish Along List Q3 This is my Star/Log Cabin quilt. I followed a pattern from Fons & Porter "Love of Quilting" magazine, Jan/Feb 2015.

I'm pleased with how it turned out. And I'm pleased that it's finished! This is a gift for my Aunt who's been asking for a quilt. It's a nice throw size for the couch. Since she's always lived in an apartment I thought that would be the best size. I quilted this in a cross hatch going first through the stars.

Linking in the Finish Along Q3

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Hipbag Hybrid

I'm enjoying my new Hipbag Hybrid. This is a pattern from Studio Kat Designs - Hipbag Hybrid. I liked this design because I can wear it across my shoulder, or I can wear it on my hip - like the old "fanny packs". I can, also, clip it on my bike. My husband and I go bike riding and we needed a bag to keep our money and small items in. 

Friday, August 5, 2016

August OMG - Quilt completed

Well, my August OMG is still the same one from July since I did not fully complete this quilt.

Hoping to have this completed and a photo posted by August 31, 2016!
Linking up to Red Letter Quilts OMG