Sunday, March 30, 2014

WIP - Finished!

This quilt top (banner size) has been on my "work in progress" pile for way too long!  For years it has been waiting for a backing and quilting.    I'm happy to say it is finally complete!  I cannot remember the name of the pattern used, but I found it on some years ago.  My original thought was to make a wall hanging, but it seems to have made it's way to the table.  I used a combination of machine quilting and long stitching.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Tote Bag

It's soon Auction day at school, and each year I like to sew something as my contribution.  This year it is a springy, pink tote bag.

Choosing the fabric
Pleated in the front
Inside pocket; snap closure
The right needle for the right job!  I decided to try a new kind of strap on this one using vinyl.

Fabric:  Ivory Kona cotton, Kumari Garden Marala Pink
Pattern: Tohoku-tote   found here,  handbag straps.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Getting ready for spring!

Accessorize for spring!  That was my theme for a little afternoon sewing.  I love to wear a scarf -- winter, spring, fall -- pretty much any time of the year.  Today, with the threat of ice and snow overnight, I thought it would be the perfect time to get ready to bring on some spring in the form of infinity scarves!
This one is a knit, lacy fabric.  

Fabric: Nest by Valori Wells

The top one (a bit hard to see) uses "Asian Circles" by Kaffe Fassett.

Is it possible to over-do it on scarves??