Friday, August 28, 2009

Fun with bags

I joined the Friendship bag swap over at quilting gallery and have been making bags ever since! The small pink and blue was the first one I made and was quickly claimed by Baby Boo! I made the green one for the swap and hope she loves it as much as I do. The large pink and teal one I made for my sister-in-law to use as diaper bag, they have a baby due in December. The stripe fabric across the front is actually several pockets. These bags are so easy I think I'm going to make a few more. Off to the fabric store for supplies!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Getting ready for Christmas

I decided to make homemade Christmas gifts for my family this year. I am doing pretty good I think, but I have to have them done by Thanksgiving. I am going home, to the east coast, for Thanksgiving and want to take my gifts then.
I finished this apron for my grandma today. I am pretty happy with it, even if it is very pink. This is my first apron ever! I modified a pattern out of a fig tree book and I like the way it turned out.
I am going to make a few bags and quilt a few other things that I have made, including an adorable quilt for my dad. It is really fun thinking up gifts to make for my family and friends.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

New Stuff

Wow, it has really been awhile since I last posted! We are finally settled into our new house in western WA! I finally got my sewing room set up so now I can work again. This is the first thing I've made since the move. It is one of my favorite quilts so far I think.

This a baby quilt for my new niece that is due the first of December. I used Racheal's easy disappearing nine-patch , from PS I Quilt, she has the best tutorials! The fabric for the blocks is Aviary by moda. The border fabric I pulled out of my stash. I used the most adorable birdie flannel for the back so Miss Katie will stay nice and warm!
Now I'm off to do a little more sewing! I'm thinking a cute little bag for a friend.