Aug 28, 2023

Lined Drawstring Bag


I'm going on a quilt retreat this week for a few days. It's not very far, only an hour's drive. We will be sewing, talking, laughing, sewing and eating and repeating until we drop!!!
I decided to make some of my friends a little goody bag.

Jeni Baker's Lined Drawstring Bag pattern is the best! I've blogged about it many times. I made the third largest size, the artist bag, so that it would fit a notebook. I made one for myself too :)

I raided my vintage Lori Holt stash but had to make a trip to JoAnn's Fabric store for more grosgrain ribbon.  It takes way too long to make the fabric drawstrings, just saying...

The fabric options are endless but funny stash doesn't seem to be diminishing in size! LOL!

What will I be making at my retreat you ask? Amy Smart's Union Jack flag pattern in Ruby Society "Strawberry and Friends" collection.

I'm sure excited about it!  See you next week :)

Aug 21, 2023

Barbie Girl Dream House Pack and Play

I had some Barbie dolls when I was a little girl, and my mother even made me some outfits for them.  I still have those Barbie dolls too!

I saw this Barbie panel from Riley Blake and bought two of them to make for two of my grand daughters. 

It's so easy to put together, in fact there's a Youtube tutorial on the Riley Blake channel.  Here is the link.  You do need to purchase two different types of pellon, Cindy will tell you in the tutorial.

This is the front of the Barbie bag.

It comes with 3 Barbies and Barbie's white furry cat.  

On one side are the Barbies, and the other side holds their flannel clothing.

The back of Barbie's bag has a picture of her Dream House.

I'm gifting this to one of my grand daughters who will be turning 10 years old this weekend, her first double digits! The Barbie play pack with Barbie PJ's and some Barbie sunglasses.

I hope I might have inspired you to make a set for one of your daughters or grand daughters.

Aug 13, 2023

Poppie Cotton block of the month

 Have you seen Poppie Cotton fabric before?  It's a little bit farm girl, al little bit vintage and very happy colors!

I made this quilt, it's going to be a block of the month, with 12 blocks.

The sashing and the corner blocks were pretty time consuming but very rewarding! I can't take credit for the binding, but isn't it cute? Black and white check, Poppie Cotton's signature fabric.  It comes in many colors.

I found this photo online. The same fabric, but different machine quilting.

I'll see you next week!

Aug 7, 2023

Dinosaurs quilt

 I worked every spare moment and many, many hours and I finally finished this Dinosaurs quilt by Elizabeth Hartman. 

Have any of you every made one of Elizabeth's patterns?

You don't buy a pattern, you buy a book!!! Her directions are so easy to understand although each dinosaur has so many pieces! Like 50 pieces sometimes! You have to really pay attention and practice a lot of patience.

The pattern book has the twin size quilt on the cover. It's so pretty with all the beautiful, bright colors.  I wanted to make a baby quilt, so I decided to just use blues.  Half of the dinosaurs were a darker blue and the other half were a lighter blue.  Elizabeth made it very easy for color placement.  She tells you where to put the dark colors and where to put the light colors. 

I just love this little quilt!

I found the perfect backing fabric for this baby quilt, little skeleton dinosaurs.  So perfect!!!

I was able to machine quilt the Diosaurs with a wavy stitch on my machine.  I had a difficult time choosing the background.  I thought it was ugly by itself, but worked so well with little dinosaurs.

Thanks for following along!