Friday, July 31, 2009

The Quilt Yuko Made

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

Happy Scrappy-Me Three

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

Kangaroo Pocket Purse

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.