Friday, October 16, 2009

Last Weekend's Bags

The only projects I got done last weekend was creating two bags. the first was a little bag for my friend Holly's youngest Avery. Her birthday is in October and I didn't have any great ideas so I decided to make her a little purse. It's probably a big purse to her, but I think it can hold a lot of great things - I think her favorite dolly will fit in it too!. I used charm Squares and just sewed them together for the outside and handles. Then made a lining out of a coordinating fat quarter.

I also made a bag for Megan Watson, the long-term substitute that is teaching the English class next door. We share students. She also did her student teaching with my students last year. She's been a trooper trying to plan lessons, learn how to be a teacher, and handle all the issues our students seem to have. I chose some fabric with words on it - Authentic by Sweetwater for Moda - to bring in that English teacher thing. I took a pattern from Moda Bake Shop by Nicole from and changed it a bit for Megan's bag. I really like it and I hope she will too!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Anne's Queen Size Quilt

Last winter my mother had a magazine with this quilt on the cover. The quilt is called Frosted Windowpanes. What I liked about it was the fabric from the Coverlet collection and it was Red & white which is a favorite combination of my friend Anne Nicole. I sent her a picture to see if she liked it and offered to make it for her. She did and I made it for her birthday and Christmas. I finished piecing the quilt on Anne's Birthday. I showed it to her when I was in Dillon this summer, left it with mom to be
quilted, brought it home on the plane at Lincoln's baptism, and finished it the binding while watching NASCAR races and movies. I finally got it off this week - about halfway between her birthday and Christmas! It's a queen size quilt and I hope she loves it!