Monday, November 29, 2010

It's Started

The decorating has started at my house. This past weekend DH put up the lights outside and I've finished this quilt. The quilt is from a class I took at Buggy Barn two summers ago does time fly. It's a pattern by Cheri Payne, I just finished the quilting now and it's ready to enjoy this season.
A few little ornaments I stitched up. These are originally printed as gift tags and I made them into basket stuffers. I used a red variegated thread and gave them a bit of stuffing.
Every year I make a little ornament for the tree. Looks like I've check one thing off my list.

CORRECTION: I've been getting a number of emails about an interview with Pat Sloan today. I had to do some of my own investigating and found she has mistakenly put a link to my blog on her website. Apparently she is interviewing Jo Morton today.....those are big shoes to fill....I  think I'll pass on that one. Anyway It's not me getting interviewed and I'm certainly going to check out Jo's interview.

Happy Quilting.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Cotton Boll

This is going to be my first ever mystery quilt....I decided to jump in and try Bonnie's Roll Roll Cotton Boll challenge. I usually like to see the quilt I'm making before cutting up my fabrics. With this mystery quilt, I'm so intrigued by the colours she's given for the here I go....lets see what happens along the way. I've finished step one piecing the pink and green strips....woohoo.

Happy Quilting!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Bags and Birthdays

It sure took me long enough to sew on those straps. I made this bag in a class with Agnes, she is a wonderful teacher and makes fantastic bags. I think I've done four of her classes over several years. The handles are hand sewn on, that's what took me sooooo long. The long strap is easy, just clip it to the fabric loops. Here is the bag folded over.
Or you can use the small handles and carry it this way. The two smaller patches at the bottom are outside pockets.
My daughters birthday was last weekend. I made her this pincushion, and Steve made the bright orange pen for school, she was thrilled and loved them both. We went out for the best pizza I've ever had, fresh toppings and healthy. After lunch we found some really delicious not so healthy peanut butter cups....yummo!
What can I say? Never a dull moment.

Until next time.

Friday, November 12, 2010

More Blocks

I've made some progress on a few more blocks this week. Cheri has posted the completed quilt and it's so adorable, I just love it. Something else I've done it a bag class with this lovely teacher, she makes some very unique custom bags. Scroll down on her blog and you'll see the Paris Cross Over bag, that's the one we took in class. I just need to add the handles and I'll have a wonderful new bag.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Progress on Blocks

I wish I had started these blocks sooner when Cheri first started posting them. They are so much fun to make. The quilt is called Soot and Ashes. You can see the completed quilt on Cheri's blog. Five blocks completed and ten more to go, I'm very happy I decided to jump in and start this quilt.