Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Mini Quilt Fabric

I signed up for a mini quilt swap and these are the fabrics I'm working with. Aren't they pretty?!! I think the design is great as well. I got a very nice note from Sandie who is sending a quilt to me. I can't wait to see it! I also have 4 customer quilts basted and ready to go.

I taught my first Machine Quilting Class last Thursday. I had some very good comments and had a great time. I hope I have started a great journey for those who took the class. Quilting in general is such a great art, and provides many opportunities to meet new people and share. I sew weekly with a group, and we are always more creative when we share ideas than when we are home trying to figure it out on our own.
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Grocery Bags

I wanted to make some reusable grocery bags. I don't like the store ones, because of the name of the store on it. If they want me to advertise for them, they can give me the bag :) Anyway, I found the fabric as remnants, and after much consideration, I made this pattern. It has a facing instead of a lining, so they will roll up nicely. I rarely use only 3 bags when I grocery shop, but these will help some. Now, to remember to take them into the store ;)
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Flag Quilt

I haven't posted for a while, but that doesn't mean I haven't been sewing. I took a class to make this quilt at the end of April, and finished it within 2 weeks. Not bad, huh? It was a little tricky, because it is 3-dimensional. I really like it. It is hanging in my sewing room right now, but will hang in the front room for most of June and July.
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