Friday, January 9, 2009

Quilting Poem

I received this "Quilting Poem" as a kit when I joined in the Cornucopia swap on the craft forum. There were lots of goodies in the cornucopia that was made for me by my swap partner and this quilting poem was one of them.

So I spent Tuesday of this week making it up while I was home alone for 12 hours. I was glad that I had some sewing and heart buttons in my box to embellish it with.

Random Act of Kindness

Look what I got in the mail. The piece of pansy fabric on the right and the piece at the front was sent to me by a friend on a craft forum. She thought it could go in skinny cupboard and I must say it looks very good in there with the other I have. It was sent to me as a Random Act of Kindness. The piece of pansy fabric on the left was some I found while in Adelaide visiting Spotlight.

New fabric

Last month while in Adelaide I went shopping for fabric. My quilting group starts up again this month and I needed to buy fabric so that I am ready to make quilts that are planned for this year.

Our President has been kind enough to teach us "new ones" a sampler quilt. Another member is going to teach all members a quilt called "Box Floral". I have also bought a metre of fabric to give members a piece to make a block each for me to then make a friendship quilt out of the blocks.

I have to confess that I did buy extra but then who wouldn't when the fabric was normally between $15.00 and $18.00 and it was going out for $3.00 and $ 5.00.

Other quilts planned with this fabric are a Pinwheel quilt (love pinwheels) and a quilt that has old doilies on it. These I will teach myself to do at home.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Yes another bag!

I had this image in my mind of a bag I wanted to make. It had to be in what I thought was country colours.

I bought this material months ago and only yesterday did I find myself making it up. Why the time delay? What if it didn't come up to the image I had in my mind. Easier to leave the fabric un-cut but even then I found the material calling out to me.

So yesterday it sung out so loudly I just had to make it up to keep the material quiet and I am glad I did. Is it how I imagined it would turn out? Yes, but better.

I used thicker cord, cut it shorter than in the pattern and made the material to cover the handles longer to give it a ruffled look. To make it a bit more country looking, I appliqued a love heart on to the front. I included a button and button loop so that I could close the bag up. The lace was white so I used Parisian Essence to give it an aged look.

I love my new bag.


Here are some little bags that I made as christmas presents for family and friends.

So far I have made 8. They are quick and so easy to make. Even though it is time to make something else, I think I will find myself making more of them. Maybe the next one will be for me!!