I have been finishing a few things over the last bit. I've wanted to share, but life happens.
Here is a denim quilt I started about 4 years ago, maybe even longer. I made the top at a Quilt Guild Retreat. The pattern is wonderful, because there are not any seams with all four pieces being denim fabric. I remember it took me a bit of time to cut all the pieces. Then, I put it away in a box. Then, a nephew got married this summer, and I thought this would be a great wedding gift. So, I took it to the store, used the long-arm machine to quilt it, and got it finished in time for the wedding in August. I was tickled with how it turned out, and felt pretty good about my quilting on the long-arm.
I was especially glad to find a plaid flannel for the back with the blue and yellow.
Next, I found this "Blah, blah, blah" fabric on the shop hop in May. I knew I just had to make a bag out of it to put my crocheting in. I carry it with me so I can crochet during meetings that seem to go long. You know, people just saying "blah, blah, blah" and not expecting any response. Of course, I am still ready to participate when needed, because my concentration isn't really needed when crocheting hot pads. So, I made this bag. The pink trim was a fun touch, and is also the lining of the bag.
Then, I wanted to make a kit for the store to use some of our more modern and bright fabrics. So, I wrote up the instructions for this runner, and we cut 5" squares of the bright fabric and put them into kits, including backing. I think it is bright and fun, and easy to sew. None have sold yet, but I am hopeful they will.
I have been working on a store sample that has given me a lot of trouble. I hope to get it finished soon, but life is happening and we'll see how much quilting I can get done in the next few weeks.
I made a skirt this week, and a slip. The skirt is extra long, so I am looking forward to wearing it for fall and winter. I've really been wanting a longer skirt, and the fabric really spoke to me when it first arrived. It is long enough that I couldn't hang it from a doorknob without it dragging, so I hung it from the chandelier.
And here is a close-up of the Whimsicals fabric. I think I'd even like a second piece from the same line to make another skirt. I love making skirts, they're fast, easy and comfortable to wear!