Monday, September 28, 2009

New Tote and Camera Case

My daughter works as a communications coordinator for a retirement community. They had an "Active Aging" Week with Travel the World as a theme. I made her this tote bag, camera case and key fob for them to use as a door prize.The fabric is "Pack Your Bags" for Moda. It is a really cheerful print and goes with the theme perfectly. I was glad to be able to find it online since it is an older line. Gotta love internet shopping. ;-)

Fun to make camera bag.......I see more of these in the future. I just made the pattern up as I went. I need to make it a little bigger next time, but I was pleased with it.
Hope everyone is doing well,

Friday, September 25, 2009

A Little Crochet and the Next Coin Quilt

Thank you for all the comments on the quilts that I posted the other day......I really appreciate it so much!

Do I need to get a life? Another coin quilt!!! What can I say......I love making them especially if I start with charm packs. They are so easy to make and so much fun. I have a local quilt shop that has charm packs and jelly rolls in other fabrics besides Moda, so it is easy to use different lines of fabric. Up close and personal.
I am also trying a little crochet. I am an avid knitter and have probably knitted around 25 pairs of socks over the years. When I started quilting again after a long break, I put the knitting needles away. I haven't crocheted since high school, which was very long ago, but with a great niece along the way I decided to give it a try. I love You-tube and was able to see lots of tutorials to help refresh the old brain. ;-)

I hope that everyone has a great weekend,

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

A Few Quilt Pictures

I am finally back after a couple weeks break. I have been quilting and sewing. I had 2 commission jobs, one a quilt and one a monogrammed purse. I have also been cleaning and cooking since September is a big birthday month here.

I made this quilt a couple years ago when "Simplicity" first came out.
My latest coin quilt all quilted and washed.
A quilt that I made last winter.....I loved the cute marshmallow peeps.
Another Moda fabric that I bright and cheerful!
I am working on a quilt for my niece's baby girl for a shower in October. I am also working on Whirlygig and Coin quilts made with Moda's "Panache" fabric.

It's good to be back,

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Be Back Soon

Just a quick post to say that I am taking a little blog break and will be back soon.
Take care,