Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Sept. Finish

I did it!
UFO is done!
I actually finished it pretty quickly but lagged on posting.....
Corduroy outside with little applique details
Bucket Bag pattern by KeykaLou now Michelle Patterns

Linking to

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Bugs in a jar

Not quite ~
More like fruits & veggies in a jar.

 When we were in WA I was lucky enough to have a quilt shop in our town, while on my many trips in I picked up a charm pack of fruits & veggies along with the pattern Bug Jar Quilt #238 Gee Gee's Quilting Inc. the pattern includes 2 sizes.

Finally a year or more later I worked this up.

I did add in an extra border to make it bigger. It would be great as a play-mat ISpy style or a fun wall hanging or heck why not a stroller/car-seat/baby lap quilt.

I did bind with the back again as well as label the binding- both tutorials from Sew BitterSweet Designs.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Framed Fairies

Just a few days ago my friend Melissa @ Sew BitterSweet Designs launched her new pattern All Framed Up and I jumped at it. 
I fell in love with this when she debuted it as a block and was hoping she'd make a quilt pattern out of it.
For my quilt I used fabrics from my stash.

Alphabet Fairies. Flower Fairies by Michael
Miller, the green was left over from another project from last fall, the background fabric with dandelions is a piece of Japanese cotton my mom brought back for me, the back is a natural cream.

This took me a few nights to work on but it went together quickly.

 I played a bit by adding in the corner pieces to the back as well as trying out different quilting stitches my machine offers. For the binding I used my backing a tutorial Melissa offers.

I am so happy with MY quilt! 
Yes MINE, this lovely lady with take center stage on my couch.

If you ever make anything that Melissa offers stop on by the Sew BitterSweet Designs Flickr group, I'd love to see your creations.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Sassy Zig Zag

Just finished up my first Zig Zag Quilt-
I've been looking and searching and oohing and aawhing over all the ones lots of great quilters have done and I finally just went for it.

I used a charm pack of Sassy by Sandy Gervais for Moda
At first I was not going to have a solid in-between the prints.
 Once it was laid out it was a bit small.

I had enough yellow on hand so I added it in, 
I got to play on my new design wall with this one :)
(so easy, I picked up a white flannel backed table cloth and pinned it to the only blank wall left in the sewing room)

I played with a printed backing this time, while using the back as the binding again,
 so I keep to 'stitch in the ditch' as the quilting.

All done! 
Perfect for a baby girl gift.

Monday, September 2, 2013

September goal

My UFO - 
A Bucket Bag I started last fall  :/ 
My goal this month is to finish it.

I'll be linking up along with lots of others for September goal- A lovely year of finishes