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
Friday, February 10, 2012
Thursday, February 9, 2012
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
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.