Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Lotsa Pockets Purse

Here's an adorable purse I made for my sister for Christmas. I am in love with Heather Bailey's Pop Garden fabrics. This purse took only about 2.5 hours to make. I plan on making one for myself soon- it would be a great little purse to carry your scriptures in for church. It's hard to tell from the pictures, but there are 3 pockets on both sides of the purse- on the outside. So fun!

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Pleated Bag Beauty.... again

I made this purse for my sister in law, Missy. I am in love with this bird fabric by Alexander Henry.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Cute purse- Manhattan pattern

I made this in early November as a Christmas present for my sister-in-law, Melanie. I really love these Amy Butler fabrics!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Manhattan Purse: Part II

Here is the purse I made in October for my mother-in-law, Julie. I am in love with these fabrics- they came from a fat quarter set from Joann's. Those packs always have the cutest prints, but you never find the same things on the bolts.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Overdue wedding present

For almost a full year I felt really guilty for not giving my husband's brother and his new wife a wedding present. It's been my goal to make a quilt for every sibling that gets married but when Ben and Melanie got married last December, we were living in a tiny studio apartment with absolutely no space for sewing..... So, almost a year late, here is a quilt I made them in time for their first year anniversary..... in honor of their December nuptials, I made a quilt with Christmas fabrics.... my own pattern and the first time I've ever actually machine quilted a quilt.... I am happy with how it came out:

This is the back:
Congrats Ben and Melanie!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Guild related projects.....

As promised, here are some of the really cute quilt blocks I won at last month's Chelmsford Quilting guild UFO auction. Aren't they adorable? The only problem is that there are about 4 blocks missing- V, W, X, and Y. It's going to be a challenge to make my own, but I will figure it out.This weekend's project, besides working on Christmas presents, included making the next block in the block exchange. This one was CHALLENGING! I was so glad when I discovered that the person who had made the block had stuck in several "extras" of the triangle units- but despite this help, I used the seam ripper quite often. It's projects like this that remind me that I desperately need to take a quilting class because I am self-taught and could really use some real instruction. Here are the two blocks that came in the box I received.

This is my block. I am pretty happy with how it came out. Even though I am not a dog person, I absoltely love this pattern and maybe someday I can make my own for a nursery quilt sometime.
And just for old time sakes, here's some fun and very bright fabric I bought at the local quilt store, Candlelite quilts. I absolutely love it.

Less than two weeks till Christmas! Then I will finally be able to post all the many projects I have been working on for gifts for family.