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Ocean Currents

I finally finished my first batik quilt. It is a gift for my granddaughter, Amanda. I called this one "Ocean Currents" because of the colors in the quilt. I just love the blues, greens and purples. I hope she enjoys it!




From Mom With Love

My mom made this for me. I hung it on the wall next to my sewing machine table. I just love it! Thanks, Mom!


More Pillowcases

Nasty winter weather kept me tethered to the hotel this past weekend so I made two more sets of pillowcases for the 1 Million Pillowcase Challenge.

Nothing special here...I used fabrics that were on sale at the local quilt ship. I did pink for girls and blue for boys. The quilt shop was supposed to take a shipment up to Sanford Children's Hospital in Fargo, North Dakota today.





It only takes me about 30 minutes to cut and sew a set of two pillowcases. Free patterns are on the Challenge website. What are you waiting for?


Man's BBQ Apron

For Christmas, I gave my brother-in-law, Jim, his very own BBQ apron. I found a pattern posted on The Purl Bee blog. I liked this pattern because the neck strap is adjustable, plus the pattern was quick and easy to make.

My local quilt shop had some nice western style prints so I chose the dark blue back with bulls and a red bandana print.



Jim is a very good cook and I hope he gets some use out of this BBQ apron.

Oh, But You CAN Take It With You

Earlier last fall, my local quilt shop had a tote bag made up that I really liked. It is perfect for retreats. You can take your project (or two or three), your 6x24 ruler (fits in one of the side pockets), your cutting mat, and more! There are four outside pockets and another large pocket inside, plenty of room for STUFF!


I decided I needed to make one for me to carry supplies back and forth to our weekly open sew sessions at the shop. I followed the pattern pretty much to a tee on this one.


I liked my new tote bag so much, I decided my mother and sister each needed one. Back to the quilt shop for fabric for theirs.

For my mom's, I saw this lovely group of cabbage rose type prints in pink. They really reminded me of her. I decided to modify the pattern and use the stripe in the one fabric print as the "border" on the outside pockets. I also decided to add a zippered pocket inside the tote bag to hold smaller items that might get lost in the bag. If you are a woman readi…

Pillowcase Party!

I know...it's been a while since I've posted anything here. I've been busy working out of town plus the things I have been working on were Christmas presents and I didn't want anyone to get a sneak peek!

One of the things I made as gifts this year were pillow cases. They are quick, easy and fun to make. Plus you can do a few extra for the 1 Million Pillowcase Challenge.






These are the ones I made for the 1 Million Pillowcase Challenge.