Tuesday, January 22, 2008


I've been working on dribs and drabs of things here and there, not feeling too productive this week. The top and back are finished on my sewing case. I now need to layer with batting and backing to do the hand quilting. It's such a small piece I figured it won't take much time to hand quilt and it'll make it that much more special. At our next months stitching meeting we'll be working on the gusset and zippers. Then we have a handle and some inside work of pockets, scissor holder and button and ties for holding threads. After that is all done then the whole thing can be assembled into a sewing case. It's not big but will be a nice size for holding all the things a girl needs to take along for hand sewing.

Something else I'm doing is hand sewing the binding on my queen size buggy barn star quilt. I didn't have a big enough piece of fabric to cut the binding all the same so I went scrappy there too. The whole quilt is scrappy so why not the binding. I'll show the completed quilt when I get the binding finished. I've also been cutting strips to make more 3" 9-patch blocks, I hope to have these done and mailed this week. I really want to have that quilt done too.

Oh ya...don't forget to stop by and see who's won the messy award on Nicole's blog. They are pretty bad and have definitely earned the award.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you are having a great week and have time to sew.

20 comments:

Guðrún said...

This will make a beautiful sewing case.

Carole said...

What a cute little project! I cannot wait to see the buggy barn star quilt finished! Woohooo.... It's such a beautiful quilt! Happy Tuesday!

Rabbit Stitchings said...

the little sewing case is going to be just adorable!

Rabbit Stitchings said...

OOPS missed the star quilt first time around,,, lovely!!! I like their crazy heart quilt pattern its on "the list" LOL

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Love your stitchery project.

Darlene said...

Adorable bag! Very cute, indeed.

Oh, I can't wait to see your Buggy Barn Stars quilt all done. WooHoo!

Christine said...

This is going to be such a cute little sewing case. Love the applique.

Julia said...

How adorable!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cheryl said...

That stitchery is so cute! And a queen size buggy barn star - wow!! Don't you just love making those stars, so much fun!

Dawn said...

Oh Wendy it is wonderful! I think you should whip one up for me quick! I LOVE it! and I"ve done scrappy bindings on quilts like that before and they are so fun!

Thimbleanna said...

That little sewing case is adorable Wendy!

Carolyn said...

Your little sewing case is adorable!

Libby said...

Scrappy bindings (like scrappy quilts) are just the best *s* And let me just say you should receive a bravery award for taking on gussets and zippers *yikes*

Sew Prim Khris said...

Ohhh I love that stitchery. Can you tell us who made that pattern?
Hugs, Khris

Mar said...

Love what you are working on, at R2CA I had my hands on a Japanese book, should have brought it home with me!

Anne Ida said...

Love what you have done so far with the sewing case! It will be wonderful!

Knot Garden said...

That looks like a fun project, but I agree with Libby about the gussets and zippers!
I like scrappy bindings on quilts. I think they add another decorative dimension to the quilt.

Nicole said...

Your little sewing case is so sweet. It will make you smile everytime you use it.

Christine said...

I love this little sewing case!

Crazy for Primitive Quilts & Gardens said...

Oh what a cute project, the Quilt Time! Love it. Thank you for stopping at my blog today. I will visit you often :o)