Totally forgot to put anything on my latest quilt here. The pattern is Moda Bake Shop Interwoven by Material Girl Quilts. I was looking for something quick and easy and stumbled on Interwoven in my Pinterest holdings. Isn’t it amazing how many places and how many ideas we have stored for future projects.
Didn’t need to buy anything for this quilt, just needed to get busy. Did I read the pattern all the way through first. No.
Pattern calls for trimming the print charms to 5″ x 4 1/2″, then halving them to 4 1/2″ x 2 1/2″. After I started doing this, I thought I should have just left them at 5″. It would have been a bigger quilt. But I kept going and here are the finished pieces. They are pretty cute! I love Me & My Sisters fabrics, having used many of them in the past, here are their links Rainy Days Grow Dot Dot Dash More Dot Dot Dash I think I like their collections so much, because it is the first real collection I bought.
Here is the completed top.
Remember earlier when I said I should have just left the charms at 5″, not trimming them to 4.5″. If you follow the pattern, which I did, you can use a 44″ fabric for the backing. Great move. So now it was time to get some quilting done.
Anyone who has checked out any of my quilts before is saying now “how is she going to edge to edge straight line quilt this one”. Surprise I’m not doing straight line. Still doing edge to edge and using my walking foot but using a wavy line. I don’t know if this qualifies for stepping out side of my comfort box, maybe just stepping on the line with my toes over the edge.
I think the wavy lines are adorable and add a little more cush!
What do you think, do the waving lines take me out of my comfort box or just on the edge?
Linking up with some of my friends this Friday.
Confessions of a Fabric Addict – Whoop Whoop
Busy Hands Quilts – Finished or Not Friday
It is hard to believe that it is already August. Time sure flies as we get older. As I decide what will be my goal for August, it is kind of tough to pick just one project. I hope you are all sitting down, I don’t have any works in process. All my projects are done.
I went through the patterns I would like to do and thought I should use some of those beautiful FQs sitting in my drawers and came up with this little bundle.
I say this loosely that I came up with this bundle. I don’t know how to pull fabric to make a beautiful quilt. I buy bundles and collections. This is Kate Spain, Canyon, but I added the purply pink material.
Here are the projects I’ve done so far with the Kate Spain, Quilt #14 done and OMG November. You can tell by both of these quilts are basic HST. I am stepping out of the box with this pattern, Sailors Star by My Quilt Infatuation.
I will be doing the lap size. I bought it last year and have been holding it, so why not bring it out of hiding and get a move on.
Linking up with
Elm Street Quilts – OMG
Sew Fresh Quilts – Let’s Bee Social
Quilt Fabrication – Midweek Makers
I have made 3 Sew Together Bags by Sew Demented. Can we say lots of zippers. Here are links to My First, Second and Third bags.
I have a small group of girlfriends from high school (that was a long time ago, 1974) and we try to get together at least once a year. It was time for a get together and I always like to take a little something to share, so it was time to make a few more Sew Together Bags. Only five of us will be getting together this time and we are headed to one of the girls place in Northern Michigan sitting on a great lake (not one of the GREAT Lakes, but still a great lake).
Thankfully I have some zippers in my stash from Zipit Zippers. And I my first two bags made are just hanging around the house waiting for a home. I only need to make two more bags. Just need to find some fabric that goes with my zippers.
Here is the fabric I ended up using.
Now that I have made a few bags, it doesn’t take to long to get one finished. I have looked many places for tips on making these bags. The printed directions are directions and for someone like me (sometimes pattern reading challenged) pictures help. The Quiilt Barn- Sew Together Bag Sew Along is the best. Her pictures and breakdown of each step makes this bag easy.
Here are the finished bags.
I still need to work on my binding sewing by machine.
Here are the four bags that made the trip.
I also brought each a book, The Girls from Ames, it is about a group of girls from Ames and their friendship over 40 years.
We had a great weekend.
I am linking up with
Busy Hands Quilts – Finished or Not Friday
Confessions of a Fabric Addict – Whoop! Whoop!
Crazy Mom Quilts – Finish It Up Friday
It is late in the month and I hadn’t even started my OMG for July. So this morning I got started. Decided on a NoodeHead – Wide Open Zipper Bag
This appeared to be such an easy pattern and my sister had bought some cute fabric, wanting a few bags. Off I go to do my bags.
She had bought the material when we were down in Shipshewanna, IN last month. It is very cute and they vendor had added the vinyl to the fabric.
Here is my bag. It was a bit bulky in the lining, since I lined it with vinyl fabric too. Too much bulk for the inside seams, along with the interfacing. Maybe I should have tried without the interfacing.
I am modifying my July OMG from 3 bags to 1. I need to decide if I want to use the remaining vinyl fabric for bags or thread catchers or something else.
Linking up with Elm Street Quilts – OMG