Saturday, July 16, 2011

Fresh-Squeezed Totebag Sew-Along

In this weeks newsletter from one of my favorite shops, Quiltin' Country in Killeen, they linked to some sew or quilt-alongs, just in case we needed something to do this week.  I decided to try the Fresh Squeezed Totebag Sew-Along.  I had everything needed, except the webbing for the handles and with camp coming up, a new bag would be pretty handy.  Plus, it was a one week sew-along, so I could do it fact, I made it today!  Here is the result...

I have a ton of Dilly Dally by Me and My Sister that I bought for the hand applique class that I took (and did not finish) and it makes fantastic, colorful bags.  I also altered the pattern some so that I could have more pockets.  Here is a close-up of the fabric...

My bag was made entire of fat quarters (6 in all), making the inside pretty scrappy, but fun and colorful.  Inside, I made pockets all the way around the bag, six in all.

I can't wait to use my new bag!!

Friday, July 15, 2011

A Quilt for Titus

I have waited for more than two years to make this quilt.  It was made for a very special friend and her precious son who will be joining us soon.  I prayed so hard for this little boy and started looking at fabric and patterns just as soon as I found out he was coming!

The pattern is Criss Cross from the Moda Bake Shop by Karen of Lisnaweary Quilts.  I used Lily and Will II from Bunny Hill Designs.
Here are a couple of close-ups of the fabric and quilting.

I love the yellows, aquas, and browns.  This is by far some of my favorite fabric out there, especially for a little boy.  I hope Titus loves this quilt as much as I loved making it!!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Happy Independence Day!!!!

Today, I want to share a project that required no sewing at all!  You can find complete instructions in this Moda Bake Shop Tutorial, Firecracker Favors, by Angela Yosten.  Once again the Bake Shop delivers a fantastic treat.

I made these for the kids in my Sunday School class.  I don't make treats for them very often, so when I saw this recipe, I knew that these would be perfect.  This is something anyone could make.  Instead of using layer cake squares, I cut my own 10" squares from a yard of fabric I bought at my LQS.  Then, all that was left was to glue and wrap the fabric and fill them with candy!  I'm pretty sure I'll be making more of these when Christmas rolls around!!