Thursday, May 7, 2009

Fabric Creeping out in the Sewing Cave

Something strange in my Sewing Cave. I just cleaned up all the crumb quilt scraps and now look. I think all my batiks have been creeping out of their nice neat organized drawers and sprawled out on the sewing table. I guess you could say I am procrastinating on putting a border on the Crumb quilt. Out of sight out of mind. I finished the purse. I had to use my dear friend Jack the Ripper only once. I messed up putting in the zipper so ended up unsewing almost the whole purse but was able to fix it. I loved the way this purse turned out so well I started laying out more batiks on the ironing pad to put together another one.
Yes Shannon I'm really using my Batik favorites.

This purse turned out so well, all the machine quilting made it even stiffer than the others I have done and it stands up so nicely on it's own.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Playing with Batiks

When I first started on the blogs a couple of months ago I saw a beautiful quilt done with batiks and quilted with lines. I believe she called it Currents. I wish I could remember who made it. I fell in love with it and wanted to do something like it. I bought some batik scraps from Getsassed on Etsy aka Sew Fantastic added a few of my own to make this. It will be a purse. I used a variegated thread. Here is a close up.
This is the other side.

I love batiks! They are my favorite fabrics I rarely use them because I do not want to cut them. lol

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Crumbs Quilt

Well I finished putting the sashing on the Crumb Quilt. Now I just wrung out. I know that it needs more borders. The light bulb hasn't come on. I need to make some purses to list on Etsy to sell. I have been churning out the quilt tops like crazy it's time to get back to my money makers. My Dh was watching me last night and asked if I thought all my fabric was ugly again. lol That is usually my excuse when I have quilters block. No my fabric is not ugly it is still all organized and pretty I just don't know what to do. Some appliquie I think. lol Maybe tonight something will jump out and turn the light bulb again. Oh yeah Happy Cinco de Mayo

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Mushroom bag, silly cats and spring storm

I had a special order for this raggy tote. A friend of my daughters wanted a mushroom bag in greens. It still needs to be washed to get raggyer. Notice the stitching I did on the straps. Back to kindergarten cutting out shapes.
I used fusible scraps to baste the inside, batting and front together. Worked really well and not pins to pick me.

Blanket stitching the mushrooms raw edges down.

I put a pocket in it, and Velcro to hold it closed.

I did some I did some fun free motion quilting on the back with bright green thread.

I brought in one of the cats from out side because she was in heat and I don't want more kittens. I hope next month to budget to get her fixed. She is so funny rolling around.

Here is my indoor cat Princess hunting worms after the spring storm.

The spring storms make some amazing pictures. The storm is behind me just coming in.

Here the storm is just pouring but the sun shinning on the other side.

It was just pouring here. Everything is so green and reminds me of Ireland!