Thursday, February 23, 2012

Bowtie serger quilt

In serger class this week we made a quilt entirely on the serger.  The bowtie pattern was pretty easy and the rows of the quilt were put together in a quilt as you go method.  Instead of doing a traditional binding, we finished the edge with a decorative wave stitch.  This is my first charity quilt of the year.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Tea Towels-Days of the week

It feels good to get some gifts made early this year.  These towels are for my mom.  Of course, Wednesday is my favorite.   They are from the vintage collection from Anita Gooddesign.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Paper pieced quilt

I am so thrilled to finally finish this quilt.  It is my first paper pieced quilt and the first quilt to send out to a long-arm quilter.  This is going in the quilt show for our guild in March and then he gets to hang it up on the fireplace.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

First Applique Quilt

This has been a labor of love and took several years to complete.  The needle turn applique was done in hotels while traveling for work and pleasure.  I have discovered the joys of having quilts quilted via long arm and had this done by Sandy.  You probably can't see all the lovely quilting but trust me it looks great.  Our quilt guild is holding a quilt show next month so I am going to enter this as one of my entries.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Purple and gold handbag

While sewing with friends a few weeks ago we made handbags from the same pattern.  It is amazing how different this bag looks with different fabric choices.  It so happens that one of the friends seems to know almost everything about sewing so I learned quite a few tips while making this bag including how to use some of my never used sewing feet.  I love all the pockets it has inside which are shown in the second photo.  Not sure if I am keeping this bag or giving it away as a gift.  I had just finished taking a two day embroidery class so of course, I had to embroider the pocket.