I did have to shop for D-Rings to finish this week’s project:belts, six belts.
I cut up those charm packs from Monday, added some fusible
interfacing to give them some body and a couple of D-rings and voila. Aren't they cute?A little birdie told me that my older
granddaughters would like these.
My daughter put in a request for quilts for a couple of her
favorite charities.I’m not sure if they
will be raffled or not.I had these two
quilt tops hanging out begging to be quilted.
The backing of the Pips jelly roll quilt is fabric from Ikea. Love using their fabric for backings. And, the backing on the 2nd quilt "Lazy Day at the Lake" is from Australia. I think both are happier now that they are finished and awaiting a home.
I’ve been busy quilting.I had/have a huge “quilting-still-needed” pile.These five are now done.One was mailed to “Operations Homefront
California” for a collective young military family baby shower in San
Diego.One was mailed to my
granddaughter in Florida to get to her friend Ashley in Georgia.One was mailed to my mom in Arizona. And, the other two will go to Quilters by the
Sea Quilt Guild Community Services next week.
I’m hoping to have another similar burst of energy to get
more of that “quilting-still-needed” pile finished.Have a good weekend and
Yes.It’s a dog
bed.One side of the pillow is for when
it’s warm, and the other side, the fleece side, is for those colder days.
Robin was over on Monday and we consulted over this a bit and
her final advice was to go buy one.She
was right you know.But, then again I’m
very stubborn.I really thought perhaps
the dogs wouldn’t mind just a pillow.But, nooooooooooooo.For the
bolster I used a package of high-loft polyester batting.Rolled and tied it.Then I needed to figure out how to make the
ends look right.I finally had to go to
Joann’s for some piping.Oh, sure I
could have made my own, but really enough is enough.
Once I got it together, and threw it on the floor (not even completely
put together properly) Gracie jumped in it and has claimed it as hers.
There is room for both dogs; but, she will not let Trudy near
It makes a good dog bed for the quilt
room.Oh, there are two beds in
there.Trudy is not left out
I really wanted to use this fabric for the binding and even
cutting it at 2 ¼” I could only muster up 6 strips.I joined it end to end instead of on the
diagonal hoping that would do it.And,
off I went-- blissfully sewing until OOPS!
have a pattern per se for this week’s project.I have been looking around in many places and will be winging it.I selected this fabric because it is my stash.After all, that is my goal.And,
I have it on good authority that the user won’t mind.
When my granddaughter, Maddie and her friend, Ashley (both 13
at the time) were here last summer, I held some sewing lessons.Because neither had ever sewn before, I
decided the jelly roll race quilt would teach straight sewing with an emphasis
on sewing a ¼” seam.Today I finally
quilted that lesson for them.I think
Ashley is getting the quilt, because as Maddie said, “I have a few from you
Turned out pretty good I think for their first ever
It’s called “Pockets to Go” by Atkinson’s Designs.I have had this pattern in my pattern box for some
time, and decided that it was time to pull it out and make it (I have several of those patterns wanting to be made).
It has two zipper pockets on the outside of the cube.And, the inside has various sized
cubbies.The bottom and sides are
stiffened with Peltex.It is going to be
a useful- quilting tool.And, cute to boot.Have a good weekend and I hope you