Thursday, February 21, 2013

Bagged . . .

. . . in more ways than one!

I've been sick for the last couple of days so I feel like I am literally 'bagged'.  

Only working two days this week but it feels longer than it should 
. . . looking forward to the weekend for sure.

Since this is a quilting blog, there is another reason why I am 'bagged'.

 I have caught the bug and have been in love with making bags . . . just last week I made this fabric basket.

My latest is based on the friendship bag by Rachel at ps i quilt.  I found a bigger version of it somewhere in blog land.  I'm sorry, I should have taken note where I found the bigger dimensions but didn't so am unable to give credit where credit is due.

But . . . .

 I think this the cutest bag ever!  

I just did a very simple zig zag stitch for my quilting.

Every hand work project should have it's own hand made bag, right?!

This one now holds my hexies so that I can carry them with me to have 
handy to work on where ever I happen to be.


Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Quick Finish

What a fun way to spend an evening . . .

making the cutest Fabric Basket.  I used the tutorial that Ayumi made 
over at the Pink Penguin.  Go and check out her blog when you have a minute.

It only took me just over 2 hours from start to finish!

Ayumi's instructions are very clear and easy to follow.

 I'm sure I will make a couple more and I think I may try my hand at a larger one.

Look at the cute as a 'button' fabric that I've used.

Linking up with Finish up Fridays at Crazy Mom Quilts. 
Go and take a peek to see what everyone else is doing.


Sunday, February 3, 2013

Working Hard or Hardly Working . . . .

I've been revisiting a couple of the projects that I have on the go.
It looks like I am starting to making headway on both of them.

I have 33 of these blocks done up.  When I calculate I think I will need 36 blocks to make this quilt on point.  I've been wanting to make a Christmas quilt for some time time now so am glad that I've gotten this far.  

I'm either behind or well ahead of schedule for the holidays!
I prefer to think the later.

I will need to purchase fabric for sashing and also for the set in triangles.  
Any ideas as to what colour I should use?  

I've also been sitting and working on my hexies in the evenings and finding it quite relaxing.

I now have 38 of these completed.

I love them because they are so cheery and can brighten up a dreary winter evening.

Hope you all are enjoying your weekend!