Brown Sling Bag
Mar 19: Cutting out this sling bag to make for my daughter, Joanne. I have devised a way to make plusher, sturdier straps and want to replace the one she graciously bought from me. Shhhh! It is a surprise.
Pink Sling Bag
One day...for someone.
2nd Purple Sling Bag
Mar 15: Making 2nd Purple Sling Bag.
Parts (inside, outside, handle) are done.
Need to assemble them.
Mar 16: Finished.Gave this one to J of J&L Quilters just because she loves purple
1st Purple Sling Bag
I am making this one for a friend. It must be chameleon fabric because every photo comes out a different color.
Jan 25: Cut the batting I am using as the lining. Decided to pre-wash the fabrics since I know this friend will wash hers!! LOL This way the bag won't shrink on her & the colors should no longer bleed.
Mar 13: Finished
Ye Olde Forest
, there were the most beautiful fabrics laid out in the back room being cut into kits. Blocks actually. Someone had been hard at work!
Back in December during my trips to see my kids and
| |Block of the Month Club Thus I joined my first
. The kits weren't ready for me to bring my home so I may start off behind. For a simple longarmer, this kind of piecing will be a challenge.
The Pattern and Fabrics
and features Etchings from Moda. Finished quilt size is 65” x 83”.
This beautiful Love Letters quilt was designed by This and That by Sherri K Falls
This applique quilt with custom quilting is so beautiful. I will be adding the binding for Joan. So far my hands allow me to do this while her's do not.
Jan 14: Prepared and attached binding. Hand stitched one side. 1/4 done.
Jan 15: Continuing with the hand binding. 1/2 done.
Jan 16: Finished the binding.
"Purple tulip quilt blocks were applique blocks started (and nearly completed) by my Aunt, Aletha Herzog Mays -- the oldest of my mother's sisters. A couple of years ago when my aunt was being moved into a nursing home, I was the lucky recipient of what she had started. I finished what little applique was not complete. Purples happen to be both my Aunt's and my favorite so I had the purple paisley fabric that worked perfectly for assembling the quilt top. Bettie Pharr, an excellent quilter and multitalented friend of mine in West Virginia beautifully custom quilted this for me. Linda Lovett very generously has put the hand turned binding on for me. So many hands have brought this all together and oh so beautifully. It will have a permanent home on the brass bed in my guest room." Joan Taylor
We each have our strengths--quilt design is NOT mine. I knew enough to realize my plan would not do justice to this fabric. With help from Joan
(my friend, customer & sometimes partner) & Joanne
(my daughter & quilt shop owner), I am excited about this revision of my original November 2010
plan. The focal fabrics are from Moda's Winter on Walden Pond. The tan border is from Khaki Ethnic Echoes. The green sashing is a blender
Dec 22: New plan suggestion from Joan
Dec 25: Joanne helped me select additional coordinating fabrics. Now all I need is time!!
Jan 01: Start cutting
Jan 03: Making stars
Jan 10: Now have all the parts of the stars made and all the pieces cut except the green inner border. Not sure how wide I want that to be just yet. This is bigger than I imagined and the two borders will add 14-16" to the height and width since this quilt is square. Piecing it will shrink it. Should be about perfect when done.
Jan 11-12: Assembling the pieces into a quilt top. Still need to attach corners and 2 borders.
Jan 13: While snowing, added corners and borders, completing the top. Too big to photograph though. Quilt top finished.
Jan 18: Prepared the backing.
Jan 29: Added three photos taken with new little Sony Camera. Can you tell a difference?