Showing posts from 2012

Mobility Chair Bag

I was asked to make an arm bag for a mobility chair.  So, I took out my sketch pad and drew an outline of what I thought would work.  I decided to put a pocket on the outside with a pretty block on it.  I wanted the bag to finish at 11" wide and 12" long.

I cut out the main fabric pieces for the outside of the bag, lining pieces, and heavy weight fusible interfacing to give the bag some stability.
I pieced the block for the front of the pocket and put a narrow border around it.  I then fused fleece to the back of the block and did some easy quilting on it.  I then sewed the lining to the block, right sides together, leaving a small opening to turn the pocket right sides out.
  I hand stitched the opening closed.
I placed the pocket on the front of the bag and edge stitched around the sides and bottom of the pocket.  I stitched the straps to the back of the bag, then stitched the front and back together.  I clipped a small square on each side of the bottom, then stitched the…

More Aprons and Quilts to Finish

Wow....I sold all of the aprons I made at the holiday bazaar.  And, I got an order for 3 more.  So I've been sewing more aprons to fill the special order and to have some extras to post in my shop.
Got them cut out and sewed up in about 3 hours.
It's been really cold out so ran the heater on high.  My little quilting buddy joined me to watch.
After he got tired of watching, he curled up on his pillow that I moved closer to the heater.
Well, now it's time to get some quilts quilted, then binding and labels sewn on.  That should keep me busy for a while ;)

Getting Ready for the Bazaar

I've been sewing like mad getting little things made to try to sell at the 2012 Town & Country Christmas Bazaar this year.  I love working under a deadline!  Yeah....I know it drives some people crazy, but it's my kind of thing :) 

I've made some aprons again this year.  They seem to be good sellers.

Got some gift bags done but will be making a few more (just in case!!).

I've made some e-reader and tablet covers to see how they sell. 

I'll take the left over Christmas stockings I made last year again.  They weren't an item that people seemed to want, but I'll try it again.

For the next several days I'll be putting together some quilts I need to finish.  I'll be posting photos of those in a week or two so stay tuned :)

Well it's off to the quilt room (my Outhouse) to work, work, work!!

Winners Have Been Drawn!

Thank you to everyone for visiting my blog and leave such fun comments about what you do or don't eat while quilting.  It was fun reading through everything :)

Ok.....the winners' names have been selected by random drawing and both have already been notified.

DebbyE will receive a complimentary copy of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks - Vol 6 and BeckyG will receive my Christmas Cactus pattern.  Congratulations to both of you!!

More About My Block

Wow....what a great response to the Blog Tour!  Thank you all for the wonderful comments.  The drawings for the free Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks-Vol 6 magazine and my Christmas Cactus pattern will be held after the Blog Tour so you can still enter by commenting on my November 7th blog post.  Winners will be notified by Saturday, November 10th.

I loved reading through all of the comments about what quilters do or don't munch (or drink) while quilting.  I don't usually have any food around but always my Diet Dr. Pepper.  That's pretty much a given for me anywhere!!  And thanks to everyone for the nice compliments about my block.

I do want to share some of the things that were said about my block on QM's Facebook page.  Things like:   "Is that the way it's supposed to look??"  "It doesn't look right!!"  "Looks like a mistake to me." 

I loved these comments actually because they were what my husband said when I first showed him the blo…

Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Vol 6 Blog Tour - How I Do Paper Piecing

Welcome to my blog!  I'm part of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks - Volume 6 Blog Tour because a block I designed is in that issue of their magazine.  It's called "Year 'round Hibiscus " and you can find it on page 37.  It's Block #540.
There will be lots of giveaways as part of the blog tour.  You can get more information about that on Quiltmaker's blog called Quilty Pleasures .

                               FREE STUFF                                   If you leave a comment on my blog saying what your favorite quilting food is, your name will be entered into a drawing for a free copy of the Volume 6 issue of QM's 100 Blocks magazine.  If your email address is blocked on your sign-in, be sure to include it so I will have a way to contact you if your name is drawn.

I will also be giving away one of my patterns to another person whose name is drawn.  The pattern is called "Christmas Cactus."  The quilt is paper-pieced, pieced, and appliqued.  It…