Tuesday, August 12, 2014

August Sewing & Quilting

August really has flown by for me! I can't believe we're almost to the middle. I made this Spirograph table topper from some of my remaining blush fabric. I am loving the pattern and may have to try it again.
I finished it up with a machine sewn binding, but I'm not really liking it, so may take it out and hand sew it down. I used wool for the batting in this one.
To add to my samples for an upcoming class, I made two more Lazy Girl runaround bags. They are quick and easy and make great gifts.
Mikaela and I worked on a couple bags for her. She got distracted pretty fast, but was certainly ready to fill them when I was done.
A co-worker asked me to fix her sons jacket. Her mom had put the zipper in, but it was really puckered.
I took it out and re-did it. There were three different layers to sew, re-sew, and then topstitch. A complicated way to make a jacket for sure, but it's done and she's happy.
I made another sample for class from a new fabric line at work. I just love how I was able to fussy cut to make it work.
The back pocket is also fussy cut.
I finished a third mini swoon block, so only 1 remains. I love making these little blocks. With the corner clipper ruler it's been a breeze to sew them too.
Last week I quilted a couple quilts for my friend Emilee. I did an allover stipple in white king tut with a taupe bottom line.
I love how she made her scrappy swoon longer. I wish I  had done that to mine as well.
I also quilted this happy houses big block quilt with a large stipple in a verigated green/teal/yellow/red thread.
A co-worker is leaving today for a trip with her husband and she'll be doing a lot of waiting, so I made her a big bag to carry all her things. My co-workers and I made a big old care package of things she might need. I was kind of fun seeing what everyone put in it. She loves leopard print, so I picked the fabric especially for her.
With the leftover fold area I made a little makeup bag for a bunch of toiletry things. The orange is in the other bag as well. It's so bright and fun.
Saturday I whipped up this little Star-burst table topper for my dad's wife's hair dresser. She gave me a bunch of Crown Royal bags, so I wanted to do something for her.
Last week my aunt and I took a trip back to my hometown for a 60th anniversary celebration. It was fun to visit with so many neighbors and friends. It would have been my mom's birthday, so we stopped at the cemetery as well. I don't get back real often any more, so it was nice to have the time to visit.

While I quilted last week Mikaela and Mathew played with Grandpa and Grandma. Mikaela thought she would take over my dad's chair, but he made her share. It was so cute to see her playing with Grandpa.

1 comment:

Turtles In South Dakota said...

Those bags are too cute! Busy lady :)