Tuesday, September 23, 2008

I got my quilt I made back from the Amish today

If you have been looking at my blog, you might recognize these fabrics used in this quilt...Most of them are Michael Miller and very beautiful to me. I pieced it and sent it to the Amish ladies to be hand quilted. They did a fabulous job on the quilting and the back is as pretty as the front with a tonal white with tiny flowers on it.
I made it for my brother Harry.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Striped Hobo I designed

I saw a bag on HSN that I fell in love with, so I printed it out and tried to draw it on newspaper. I made a pattern and this is what I came up with.

I eventually ordered the pruse and this one does NOT look like it, however I like this striped purse and love the way the stripes turned out.

2 new make up bags

This is a tutorial I got on the internet and it was taken from a Japanese craft book. I love it. The fabric is Pumpkins Gone Wild by Moda.
Take a peek at the inside too.
This is something I just made up using some remnant fabric from I bought in Lexington, Ky.
I put a zipper top and 1 slip in pocket and a loop. I like the way this one turned out.

Grab Bag Pumpkins gone Wild

Grab Bag ~ I found this pattern and think it is so cute. They are having a contest with this as the purse you make to enter . But it has to be 2 people entering together..............................
This is the way it looks, which at first I thought it was strange. You stick the long handle through the short handle and carry it by the long handle. Just grab it and go. I put 2 slip in pockets on the inside.

Hob using teal stripe

This is the other hobo I was mentioning in the previous post. I used the Michael Miller striped teal oon the outside and Hoodie's Garden on the inside.

Pumpkins Gone Wild Fabric by Moda

This is a hobo pattern which was given as a free tutorial on the internet.

I made 2 bags using this pattern and love the size. It has a magnetic closure and an inside big zippered compartment, and I put slip in pockets on the other side. I used all 3 of the fabrics in this line I have.

Pumpkins Gone Wild Fabric by Moda

I bought this epattern from youcanmakeityourself.

It turned out really cute and has a little pleat in the front and 2 rings for holding the handle, which can be as it is on both on the same ring for a loop. This view shows the credit card slots.

Here is a view of the zipper inside compartment suggested for coins.

A bigger view of the inside.

I absolutely love this fabric and have made several items with it. I will show them all.

Fall is my very favorite season, and I really get into it. I can just gaze outside and adore the weather and the scenery.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Sew-a-thon of purses, evening bags

This is velvet in the Peace on Earth fabric by Moda and absolutely gorgeous. The lining is the same thing only in cotton tone on tone.

These are made with the same velvet and the lighter one is brocade. They have shiny satin fabric on the insdie and a cord handle. I still have not decided how to do the closure. Any ideas?

New bags for Susan's Christmas Bazaar

I made 3 pieced and quilted smaller totes out of Peace on earth by Moda and they turned out nice.

Every year, Susan has a sale at her house with different people bringing things to sell. Last year, I was invited to participate with about 1 month's notice. I made and took my usual tote bags and sold about 15. She suggested this year I make a few smaller purses and bags and I decided to try to make them more Fallish and Winterish.