Monday, 22 December 2014

A warm dog

I've been making my dogs Ebony and Henry quilted jackets for quite some time now using this method of mine: http://adventurousquilter.blogspot.com/2014/01/dog-jacket-tutorial.html
but I hadn't gotten around to making them a Christmas jacket each, so this morning I made Ebony's






Isn't she the cutest!


Sunday, 7 December 2014

A Christmas gift completed a year late!

I started designing this quilt block for my friend Teresa before last Christmas:


Teresa is the lady behind the Green Bag Lady project that I volunteer for. Here is the link to her blog:
http://greenbaglady.blogspot.com/ This image is the projects logo.

So after a year of procrastinating I finally tested the pattern and made Teresa a quilted tote for Christmas:


The paper pieced block turned out well for a prototype but I wouldn't make one this small again it is a little tricky around the hair!


I finally used some of my EPP hexagons to make a stripe across the back of the bag so it wasn't just boring plain green.

I added a pocket


And making a gift bag for a bag seemed pointless, so I just made some home made ribbon (i didn't have any green ribbon in my stash).


The ribbon is a 2.5" strip folded like bias binding and stitched along one edge to secure:


It feels good to have an old WIP finished!

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Another Scrappy Orphan Block Tote

My visiting son felt like a lazy day at home today, so I had a sewing day :)

Remember this:



I have been using that orphan block tote I made a few months ago quite a bit, so I decided I needed another one. I already had some blocks made I just needed to make them into a quilted tote. Here it is:




I adore the lining fabric I chose:


I love a simple tote bag and I love a small project to work on when I am busy entertaining a house guest too.