I finished up two quilts in the past week - Birds of a Feather and my Hometown quilt.
|One of the purple chevrons in Birds of a Feather|
|Birds of a Feather - binding on and fresh out of the dryer!|
|Hometown - it's too heavy for my make-shift clothesline|
|This quilt is for someone who just happened to live in Meeker for a while. |
This block was just a happy accident!
|The back of my Hometown quilt|
|Look at alllllllllllllllll that pebble quilting! Too bad I didn't keep track of the hours...|
Jessica Kelly at SewCraftyJess posted about her patchwork Weekender bag. I started a weekender bag two years ago! I managed to get the front and back panels together, complete with pockets. I put it away before I put the piping on the front/back. And I still haven't found a zipper. I want to do a two-way zipper. Does anyone know if the following will work? 1. Buy a jacket zipper. 2. "Close" the zipper (put one pull at each end). 3. Remove one pull. 4. Reverse the removed pull's direction and put it next to the pull that's still on the zipper. Will that make it so that a jacket zipper opens like a suitcase zipper? As you can tell, I'm very inexperienced with zippers! The goal is to finish this bag up in the next month or so. We'll see how many more years it takes :)
|The Weekender after 2 years in a closet (plus some piping added yesterday!)|
The Christmas Ribbons quilt is coming along - still doing the first round of piecing. Hopefully I'll have some completed blocks soon! It's too late now, but I'm kind of wishing I'd used a cream-colored solid instead of Kona Ash... oh well.
|Christmas Ribbons...in piles|
Parking Lights and the batik Garden Trellis (I don't think I ever posted about that one - it's a top I made that I got sick of and stuffed in a drawer) need to be basted and quilted!
Groove is still coming along - it's time for hand-sewing the binding! I totally crapped out on the quilting - it's just stitch in the ditch. At that point, I was just in a hurry to get something checked off my list. Now that I've got the other two done, I kind of wish I'd done something more with this one!
|Groove with those awesome clips on one side|
Halloween is coming up! I'm putting together a Medusa costume. I bought a box of four dozen small snakes from Oriental Trading Co, got some snake jewelry at Macy's on clearance, got a Greek-looking black dress on clearance at Macy's, and I'm putting a sash together with some iridescent fabric from Joann. Photos to come...
Oh and now that the Hometown quilt is finished, I will have to finish the tutorial for it!
Back to fiddling around! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to check out all the great WIPs over at Freshly Pieced!