Friday, January 31, 2014

Classmate Bag

I cant believe I am actually making progress on my list - I am finishing more projects than I am starting.... I realize this momentum can change at any moment. I just finished the Classmate by Terry Atkinson.  It was easier to make than I thought it would be.  The hardest part was doing the binding with the plastic lining.

Inside of bag - my large zipper zips from the wrong side but it still works and it is in straight.

The bag has lots of pockets and will be great for carrying some of my hand sewing around. 

I managed to finish a quilt top that I will be donating - unfortunately it will be a couple of weeks before I get to quilting it.  I ran out of fabric and was not able to make it as long as I wanted - so I added a large strip of Kona Coal to the bottom of it.  I will take another picture once Mother Nature cooperates with me.  I plan to back in a grey flannel. 

I am off to make a few triple zipper pouches for birthday gifts next week.  I also have a quilt in the dryer that I hope to have photographed in the next day or two.  Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Zippy Pouches

I recently spent some time with my niece.  She was having lots of fun playing with my fabric.  I took several of her fabric selections and turned them into pouches for her.  I used the tutorial from Noodlehead.  It is a wonderful tutorial and very easy to follow.  Once I started it was hard to stop making them.

 This is her favorite  - because of the fish

I even managed to make a few extra pouches to put last minute birthday gifts in.  Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts for finish it up Friday.  This weekend I hope to finish up two quilt tops.  What projects do you have  planned for this weekend?

Friday, January 17, 2014

A Little Bag for my Sister

My sister likes little purses.  Some time ago I saw this pattern by Flutter_Kat.  I thought it would be perfect for her. 
The pattern was pretty easy even though it had two zippers. 
It has a built in credit card holder as well as interior pocket with a zipper.  On the other side of the purse it has an additional pocket that will hold your phone and a pen upright.  I forgot to take a good picture of zippered pocket.  It is large enough to hold a bad of chocolate peanut butter cups in it.  I am happy to say when I gave her the purse the chocolate was still in the bag unopened. 
I hope to finish some more projects this weekend as my niece has a birthday on Sunday and she made a few selections from my fabric stash. 

Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts.  I hope you have a wonderful weekend and thanks for checking out my project this week.

Friday, January 10, 2014

First finish for 2014

I actually started and finished something in less than 4 days!  I can only hope the rest of my projects go so smoothly this year.  My inspiration came from this quilt done by Molly found at Purl Bee.  To make the quilt I used a jelly roll from my stash and paired it with some Kona Natural.  I may just do another one of these before this month is over.

I decided to practice quilting loopy L's. It went much quicker than I thought it would and was fairly easy for me to do.  The quilt is backed from some flannel from the same line.  After washing the back became super soft. 
I have been slowly tackling the task of cleaning and organizing my sewing room.  Sadly I now know that it is possible to spend over 12 hours folding 1/2 yards and fat quarters ~ and not be done.  Below is a picture of the organized section of the room. 
Before moving on to organize the other side of my sewing room I took some time to read a few blogs aka procrastinating....  I happen upon a post from Little Island Quilting that struck a cord.  I certainly am not lacking fabric.  I have made a few fabric pulls and I am now working on a quilt  to send her way.  I can always finish cleaning my sewing room next week....
Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts.