Friday, August 30, 2013

Piece-of-Cake Shopping Bag

IKEA here I come ! with my Piece Of Cake shopping bag. Big enough to fit a small elephant inside ( just kidding). It is pretty roomy and, believe it or not, I was able to fit all my purchases in the bag. If you look closely, I used fabric from IKEA that I had purchased a few years ago. I am happy to finally make myself something so awesome with it.


Here's my loot from winning week 8 of the Patchwork Please! SAL The fabric is so awesome I am working on a quilt with black and whites and was thrilled when I opened up the package. I am super psyched about the GC from spoonflower so I can  design my own fabric, and the quilt batting..... need I say more. Thank you to all the sponsors that donated the prizes for the SAL.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Zakka Sew Along Week 12 :: Happy Hexagon Trivet

How is it that the smallest and simplest projects are the ones that I struggle with the most ? I made 2 quilts one week apart, no problem! Then when its time to make a simple trivet  it literally takes me all week to get the darn thing done. Well here it is, finally finished. I worked all day today, on next weeks project and I am happy to say it is done too. In fact I am going to IKEA tomorrow and will take it with me to carry my purchases home.
Happy Sewing!!!!

Friday, August 16, 2013

Week 11 Mail Pocket

Well I'm halfway through the Patchwork Please SAL week 11 it's really going fast, as with life I guess. When I first got this book as I was looking through the projects  this is the one I was most excited about. I was visualizing it hanging right inside the front door so I could put everyones mail in  each pocket. We are a family of 7 so naturally we will use all the pockets. Purple is my favorite color and I was happy be able to use all the scraps from the Swedish Bloom quilt to construct my mail pocket. I hung it up right away and already have mail in it for the kids  when they come home.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Zakka Style Week 10 : Bloom Time Quilt

Quilt no. 2 in the sew along. Next time I do a sew along I hope that I choose a different vacation week. Making 2 quilts and going out to Santa Fe, New Mexico (DRIVING over fourteen hundred miles each way)  made me really manage my time. I admit I worked ahead but I still had quite a bit to do when I returned home. Now it is finally done and I am pleased by the results. This quilt will be a  wedding gift for a very sweet couple.
Life is good and the rest of the sew along should go smoothly.
I am so excited by next weeks project and I have the perfect place to hang it so everyone can get their mail when they walk in the door.

Friday, August 2, 2013

My Scrappy Box week 10

This project was so cool I had to make 2, one for me and one for a friend. The same friend I gave the story book quilt to. I filled the Scrappy Box with fun stuff and wrapped it in cellophane, all late birthday gifts, but I am sure she will tell you it was worth the wait. I delivered them in person and boy was that one long drive, lol. This is week number 10 in the Patchwork Please Sew Along. I am learning so many new things from this book and enjoy every minute of it, even if some weeks are more a bit more challenging. 
What I would like to know is, if Ayumi knew her book would be a sew along, would she have put two paper pieced quilts one week away from each other ?  I am sewing my butt off to get  the 2nd quilt done on time. Until next week
Happy Sewing!!!!!