Monday, July 26, 2010

Idle time ?

We were  busy while older son and our dil were visiting from Southern California !
One thing for certain, we ate A LOT ! ! ! !

Darling dil went to Quilt Guide with me Tuesday.
Guess who won a doorprize!
Yep, dil ! !
Guess who made the doorprize !
Oh, this one's easy -
it was one of the roly nesters from my previous post.
She was one happy gal ! ! !

She also left with the Crazy Eight Strip Teaser Table Topper
also from previous post.

Below are the three sizes of Roly Nesters as described on
StudioKatDesigns free pattern.

Again, both inner and outer fabrics are from Stash
the zippers are from Stash

I love these colors ! ! !

I am in the middle of a couple new projects.
Below is Carolina CarryAll
also by
StudioKat Designs

The inside shows the blue lining with secret pockets
and the white backing
lots of work to be done.

Here's the outside view
I'm on Step 17 of 48 steps!

My next project
preparations for a class I'm taking next month

I think we've had all the visitors this summer that we were expecting.
Such good times we had - lots of talking, lots of site seeing, lots of eating ! !


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Sunday, July 18, 2010

Sew What's New . . . .

For Mother's Day my dear sweet dil sent me a pattern she found while shopping in a quilt shop in Lake Havasu City, AZ.
Jae's Attic
She saw this and thought it something I'd like to try.
Here is 'Crazy Eight Strip Teaser - a Table Topper' on the design wall.

Ron and I have giving it a test run on our breakfast table for the past week or so.
I chose the eight colors with the help of daughter Debbie after a Thimbleberries Club meeting.

Here's a bird's-eye-view.
The edges are triple-stitched then trimmed with the pinking blade in my rotary cutter.
Once it is laundered - no doubt tomorrow, just before Son #2 and his dear, sweet wife arrive for a visit -
the edges will fluff the cotton batting and give it a little more character.

Last month at quilt guild we were given the challenge to make something from the home dec samples that one of our members were able to grab before they were discarded at the end of the season.
The only thing asked was that some of the items we make will be donated to the guild for either door prizes for our monthly meetings or for our next quilt show's mercantile boothe.

While constructing a new bag using a StudioKat Design pattern I visited their website and found a pattern that I thought would work for the home dec samples.
I'm using roly-nesters pattern from
StudioKat Designs

This design is described as a storage units for purse, bookbag, travel, etc.
We quilters, crocheters and knitters know that these will hold all kinds of neat tools and gadgets we seem to accumulate.

The interior lined and neatly finished.
Once I followed the directions - yep, I read - well, then I had to rip a couple stitches - and then I re-read the directions - the second one was a breeze.

I love working with these sample pieces.  These are upholstery weight and don't require any of the fusible fleece that is recommended in the pattern.

These are a few of the finished projects that I been working on intermittently over the past month or so.
Now it's your turn to tell what you been working on this summer? 

The wild wind and thunder and lightening AND RAIN we had this morning got every one up early 
and it's watered our lawns and flower beds once again. 
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