Saturday, July 28, 2012
My friend Dottie is making this tote bag from The Creative Thimble. Looks like the ultimate bag, so I am putting it on my bag bucket list. It holds an umbrella, water bottle, phone, magazine, newspaper, laptop, business cards, keys, pens, and whatnot. Pockets for ID, passport, and boarding pass are good for airplane trips. Secure compartments are zippered....I need to master those...and magnetic snaps...those, too.
She sent me samples of some fabrics she's using. They are going into my postage stamp quilt immediately. I always hug my postman when he brings me fabric from friends!
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Was asked how I finished this little flag, so here's a close-up of the edge. I received so many good ideas and finally settled on Diane's suggestion in her comment on July 7th...stay stitching the outer edge, cutting the backing the same size and the batting slightly smaller, then turning in raw edges and hand sewing them together. My backing fabric shows a smidgen all around which gives a piping effect, and that's just fine with me. I love the primary colors. Big stitch quilting waves hold it together. Finally, I nailed it to my door (gasp!) so it would not blow away. So that's the story, folks....
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Thursday, July 19, 2012
I finished my 15 Minutes Play color challenge blocks and am ready for the next step. How do I set these? I had thought of joining the blocks and doing some fancy gold embroidery in the black spaces, in a Victorian mode... or adding some more splashes of the challenge colors as cornerstones.... or offsetting the blocks to create black zigzags. Back to the design board...(I welcome ideas)