So, I am at my Dad's helping him get some things cleaned out (he's 91) Had to bring some sewing to keep me sane-haha! Top pic is a piece I am doing for a swap. I'm hand-quilting with perle cotton- fun! It's a big stitch so I don't have to be so precise which is good for me plus it adds some fun color!
The bottom pic is section #7 of the Gypsy Wife Quilt - hopefully I can get 7-10 done and then start quilting that one, too! It's been good sewing weather- very hot and humid, in the 90's- good to stay inside with the AC!
Happy Labor Day all!
Latest Memory Pillows for a friend. One from Grandpa's shirt and 3 from Grandma's nighties. They are all reinforced with lightweight fusible interfacing. The nighties have zippers on the back and the shirt can be opened by the snaps in the front. I really love doing this for people- especially when I know them!
This is a tote for my daughter, Amelia, thus I m calling it the Amelia Tote. It is made from a vintage tablecloth and has 3 inside pockets. She specified a certain size for her trips to the grocery store and to haul recyclables to the basement. Good thing it is washable!
2 of my latest projects: the T-Shirt quilt was for a cousin who attends a Rib-fest each year- the t-shirts are duplicates of ones he has collected.
The coin bags are on their way to Spain as gifts for relatives.
Summer has been busy- not much sewing done.
Vintage tablecloth tote made for my best friend. I bought the tablecloth last June in Michigan while on our 2014 Girlfriend Getaway. She'll get this the day before we leave for our next Girlfriend trip- coming up soon!
The back of my daughter's Feather Quilt- she requested a pieced back. I had one feather leftover from the top, scraps from the feathers on the to and I just had to make an arrow block, too! She picked the creamy Kona cotton.
Tried a new bread recipe today: http://dineanddish.net/2009/07/how-not-to-budget-recipe-cheesy-beer-bread/comment-page-3/#comment-492959. It was easy and delicious! Served it with an Italian meat and bean soup. Great lunch on this cold day!
At work today - Bungalow Quilting and Yarn in Ripon WI. I'm working on this sample for the shop, it's really easy to cut and put together! Not many people shopping in our frigid weather but I did have some nice customers this morning!