Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Finished 2 Bags and a

wallhanging.

I love the X-Block ! !
My latest wallhanging is a smaller X-Block with lotsa bling! Made with Stash fabric and expensive hot-fix crystals.

The two bags are also from Stash Fabric and patterns purchased months ago on a road trip to Stover. Used some of my recent purchase of wool-rayon felt as the 'batt'. Think I may like it better than the usual cotton batt I've used. Ahh, yes, I hot-fixed a bit of bling on the bags also - along with chenille-on-a- roll.
The tote is made with four fat quarters I received from Hoffman for entering their 20th anniversary challenge. That's Renee and Mid-Summer's Bloom - both spending the month at exhibit in Jonesboro, TN.
The purse used 5-inch squares from a Thimbleberries Charm Pak that I've had for month and months.

There are still one or two patterns remaining in my 'bag pattern stash'.

Am knitting my eleventh pair of 2-socks-at-a-time on a 40" circular number 2 needle.

Two items on my to-do list.
First is Christmas Stockings for Miss Millie's yearly project for MO Girls Town. Hope to do several before the dead line.
The second task on my list is organizing a Demo for the Quiltin' Chicks Social in three weeks [lotsa time]. Will be doing several quilt-as-I-go techniques and my favorite pattern from Strip Clubbing [designs by: Daniela Stout, Georgette Dell-Orco, Susan Ziegler and Sharyn Craig]. The latter geared to 2.5" strips [either cut your own or use Jelly Roll strips]. (Or is this task just an excuse to start another quilt?)

Nancy C was instrumental in getting me a new quilting book - Thinking outside the BLOCK [by Sandi Cummings with Karen Flamme] - looks to be a fun way of doing things. Purchased the book at last month's quilt Guild meeting. The feature speaker enjoyed making quilts using ideas from this book and bought several copies along for purchase. Since she did such an motivational presentation our Guild has asked her to have a workshop or two for guild members in the fall. Hope to be able to attend and start down the path to some interesting quilt making.

Pics to come - ??? soon???

1 comment:

  1. Hi Gerry,
    Thanks for posting.
    You have done 11 pairs of socks!!! You really do go, Gal!
    I loved the bags you showed at Guild, esp the blue/purple one.
    Good work, or rather, good fun! Keep at it!
    Anna Marie

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