Friday, July 15, 2016

Bags and More

A friend of mine dropped off a bag of scraps for me, ahh, I just love scraps. It is so fun to come home with an unexpected bag of scraps on my doorstep. Well, There were some lovely pastel pieces that were a bit big and uniform in size, obviously cutoffs and I thought they might make a nice little quilt to donate. I played with them and fooled around with layout and...Voila! I only added a small piece of my own. It is much prettier in real life. Linus project has another one for the stack. The dark piece is really not as dark as it looks.

I also had a good friend going through a rough patch and headed away for a weekend so I decided to make her a set of travel bags. My girls always liked them so off I went. She likes blue and a blue piece in my stash was easy.
 Kleenex holder was fun and a nice addition.

 I just love the hot iron holder. I had the silver lining left from the last one!
 Eight pieces in total and I hope she likes it. It was great fun to make. If I had not been in such a hurry I would have taken the time to embroider her name on the big bag.
After making these I was packing my own suitcase and decided to make some for ME!!! I only have one to show right now, the rest are packed and in my suitcase. 
I also made 18 of these zippered bags for a teacher friend who is having a destination wedding and these are for her friends coming.
It has been a month full of bags!! It is off to vacation for me. Yippee!!! I think a beach chair and the Houston quilt show catalog will be my companions next week.
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Friday, July 8, 2016

Better late than never

I am so behind in my blog! I made a twin quilt with leftover squares that was just lovely and gave it away before even getting a photo! I think I will blame it on all the spring rain. It rained for so long this spring. All the way to the end of school. I know there are other things that I have missed so I will stick with the most recent.

A southwest quilt for a friend who loves southwest and I bought the scraps when we were in Arizona several years ago. Just needs to be quilted up.

I also bought some cool little Fairy fabric in Ohio a few years back and thought it would be fun to make an Irish fairy quilt for my grand daughter. Took me awhile to find the right pattern,

I also made 17 cosmetic bags with a friend and co worker who is getting married but those went home with her as well.!!
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