Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Testing 1-2-3

Once again, I was able to be a pattern tester, this time for a great little bag from Stitched Essentials. This bag is perfect for those times when you want to go to a game at the stadium or a concert but have to deal with size regulations. Meet Bella!

The front flap is kept closed with a magnetic snap fastener. The thin strap can be made to your length preference. Add a 1/2" slide and make it adjustable.


Bella's back features a zipped pocket, perfect for keeping your cash and credit cards secure.


Inside, there is a pocket large enough to hold your cell phone along with a pack of tissues, your tickets and some other smaller sized items.  You'll also find two slip pockets to hold your lip balm and lipstick. Maybe tuck a small pen in there. Be creative!


You can purchase your pattern through the Stitched Essentials Etsy shop here and start sewing your own bag immediately! No waiting for the mailman to arrive.

It's fast, fun and fabulous!


Sunday, February 5, 2017

Custom Quilting

My mother recently pieced a quilt for one of my cousins in Florida. Kris is a big Buffalo Bills fan. After looking at the quilt, I decided I wanted to do a custom edge-to-edge quilting pattern. It took me a few tries on paper to get the Bills logo in a continuous stitch line. Finally the quilt was ready to load on the frame and before long, it was finished, ready to ship back to my mother for the binding. I used Superior's King Tut red/white/blue thread. Mom shipped a matching fleece to use as the backing. I am pleased with the outcome.



I hope my cousin enjoys her new quilt!

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Quilts Beyond Borders

I cannot believe how long it has been since I completed a quilt for Quilts Beyond Borders. Shame on me! I've had a partially finished quilt sitting on my ironing board for way too long, waiting for binding.

For some unknown reason, I ended up watching (again) the Jelly Roll Race at Missouri Star Quilts. Hmmm...I have a few jelly rolls sitting in my stash. Time to get busy! The jelly rolls I had were 20 strip rolls. Not enough to get to the size I needed for QBB. That's okay. I have a big stash to raid to add more fabric plus backing and binding.

Two days, two quilts, plus I finished the binding on the third. Whew! Time to get them mailed off on Monday.

Binding Complete!

Pink & Yellow Jelly Roll Quilt

Green Jelly Roll Quilt

I made a third jelly roll quilt top but needed a break from quilting. Hopefully it won't sit there for two years waiting to be finished!