Sep 27, 2021

Lunch Bag tutorial

 I have made so many of these "lunch bags" which I use for scripture bags for my grand daughters when they turn 8 and are baptized, for gifts, embroidery projects and just to have fun! You can find Ayumi's tutorial from Pink Penguin here.

This one is for my grand daughter Lucy who was just baptized.  I know that she loves animals of all types but she especially loves bunnies.  I've been looking for cute bunny fabric for a couple of months but haven't found any.  I went to my stash and pulled all the animal fabric I could find, and a couple of bunny prints.

Lucy chose this cute mint green animal fabric which has some bunnies on it.  I then chose fabric to coordinate, and red is Lucy's favorite color.

One of the 8 yer old little girls in my Primary class at church happened to mention that she doesn't have a scripture bag.  I was so excited to make one for her :) I know that her favorite color is yellow.

I made one for my 14 year old grand daughter too, because after taking her scriptures to church every Sunday for 6 years, her bag is looking a little shabby.  Yes, I 'll make each of the girls a new one when they turn 14 if they want one.
This bag is a fashion designer's bag.  I love the cute Japanese fabric with broken grammar and the top part of the bag has scissors all over it. I found a tape measure twill and used it for the ties.

The lining inside the bag has pattern pieces on it!

I would love to keep this bag for myself!

Here's the little girl I made the bag for.  I think she likes it!

You can see some of the bags I've made here, here and here.

We even had a girls night one year with two of my daughters and one daughter in law.  We had a lot of fun, you can see it here.

Sep 20, 2021

Sewcialites quilt finished!

 I began my Sewcialites quilt in September 2020 and finished it in September 2021.  I was usually able to make one block a week, but sometimes I fell behind a few weeks.  

I used Bonnie and Camille fabrics which I've been saving/hoarding for 10 years, just waiting for the perfect project.  I used Kona white for the background.  I machine quilted it on my Bernina 750QE.  I began in the middle and worked my way out and up and down.  I used a small stipple or jigsaw design on the blocks and sewed a pebble stitch on the white areas.  The quilting is pretty dense or close together.  It took me about 3 days to finish the quilting.  I bound the quilt with leftover fabric from the quilt to give it a scrappy look.

I think my favorite block is the little toy sewing machine designed by my favorite designer, Lori Holt ❤️

Here's a photo of me showing my quilt at my quilt group, 
Farm Girl Chicks.

Here's the label I sewed on the back.
I forgot to tell you about this back fabric!  I won it about 5 years ago, it's a Bonnie and Camille print as well.  I won 6 yards of it, plenty for a backing, and a fat quarter bundle of Bonnie and Camille as well :)

These are the fabrics I pulled from my Bonnie and Camille stash to use  in my quilt.  The green polka dot is Pam Kitty fabric, I really needed some more green!

This quilt goes in the grandchildren pile, although I'll have
a difficult time letting go of it...
You can find the patterns on the Fat Quarter Shop's blog, Jolly Jabber.

Sep 13, 2021

Scrappy Haystack Sampler quilt finished!

I made some changes to my quilt!  I took out three beautiful star blocks and added a horse on the top middle and a lamb and goat on the bottom row.  I thought that my grandchildren would enjoy the farm animals better than the stars :) I machine quilted a crosshatch pattern and I think it works really well with the business of the blocks.

This was my original quilt, it wasn't as bad as I though to remove three blocks, considering they were on the top and bottom rows.

This Woolley lamb is always fun to make, it doesn't have too many pieces.  It would be fun to make a quilt just from this block but I don't really know anyone in my family who loves lambs that much!

I think this goat with the little chick on his back is so adorable!  It was. a lot of fun to make too ❤️

I had a wideback piece of Lori Holt fabric for the back of the quilt and when I took a closer look at it, I saw the lamb. and other animals and decided to add them to my quilt.  I love, love, love the horse with the blanket on his back but forgot to take a closeup of the block before I sewed it into the quilt.

Finally, here's the label that I sewed onto the back.

Of course this quilt is going into the grandchildren pile!

Sep 5, 2021

Flower Power quilt

This quilt pattern is from the British magazine, Love Patchwork and Quilting, issue #10.  You can see my blog post from 2017 here.

I made this quilt in 2017 and just finished quilting it.  It will go in my grandchildren pile!

I love the large flower blocks, they showcase my "Gracie Girl" fabric,  designed by Lori Holt and named after her daughter whose name is Kassidy Grace.  Lori designed Kassidy's bedroom using this fabric line, you can see it here and here.  I totally forgot about the really cute quilts that Lori has for her Gracie Girl fabric, or any fabric for that matter.  I'll have to think about purchasing that pattern!

This quilt is called Flower Power and it's designed by Jeni Baker.

I backed this baby size quilt in a beautiful bubble gum color minky fabric.  You can see the way I machine quilted it too!  It wasn't very time consuming.  It's a large print and a small quilt :)

Whoever chooses this quilt also gets this cute table runner for their dresser.  I made it from the leftover half square "cut offs", the blocks are teeny, tiny.

I really love, love this fabric line.  I backed the table runner with cute clock fabric.

I haven't made the label yet, but I'm going to use this one :)

Join me again next Monday, I'll have another quilt for the grandchildren pile to show you ❤️