Friday, July 31, 2009
July was one very busy month. We went to Santa Barbara for a week. Had a great time. We went to the Museum of Natural History. The live butterfly exhibit was fantastic. There were butterflies everywhere. Unfortunately, I did not have my camera. Thus no pictures. Of course we went to beach etc. Also my daughter's college roommate visited for a week this month. She decided she wanted to make a quilt. The three of us cut and pieced a quilt top in four days. Which is pretty amazing considering she's never sewn before. I really like this pattern and might just have to make one for myself. I'm not sure August is going to be any less busy. I'm doing a craft show this weekend. I've spent this week getting ready for it. Hope sales are good.
Friday, July 10, 2009
Well this is the forth quilt I've finished this year. The first is a picture of the overall quilt. The second picture is a detail of the border. Sometimes borders just add the right finishing touch. This quilt has a polyester batting in it, so it is a bit fluffier than some of my other quilts. I prefer to use warm and natural or flannel as the batting. One thing to note is the scrap pile is a bit smaller. Well the scraps are much now much smaller pieces. I'll have to make some smaller scrappy projects. I really like these fabric baskets. I keep making them but they don't stick around. They make great gifts and gift baskets.
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
The pockets on this bag remind me of a kangaroo pouch. I love pockets in purses and bags. It helps separate out those important items or the really small ones that tend to get lost. So, I designed this completely reversible bag. Because of the way it is made it has four pockets. I love making new designs. I'm seriously considering publishing patterns for sale again. This bag pattern may be one of the first.