Monday, September 12, 2011

Sewing Weekend and the Second Winner

I had an unusual weekend. By some stroke of luck I managed to get the boy playdates on both Saturday and Sunday afternoons at someone else's house! I can't remember the last time that happened. And the husband was preoccupied watching football both days. So I got to sew both afternoons.
First I took a picture of the napkins I made last week. These will be a gift.


Then I finished up these zipper pouches. I need to make a few more as these will also be gifts.


I did make something for myself. Check out this really cute cube.



The pattern is called Pockets to Go by Atkinson Designs.

As with all Terry's patterns this one is very well written and easy to follow. If you make one though be forewarned that getting the binding on is a challenge. The reason it is such a challenge is that you put Peltex between the layers on the bottom and all four sides so that it will stand up nicely. Unfortunately this also makes it difficult get under the needle of your machine to attach the binding. I followed the pattern and attached the binding to one side by machine and to the other side by hand. You just need to take your time with this step and follow Terry's directions. It does work but it requires a lot of sew, stop, adjust, sew, stop, adjust, sew, .... I think the end result is well worth the struggle! The cube I made is about 6" by 6" by 5 1/2" high. The other one finishes at 12" by 4" by 5 1/2" high. I haven't made one of those yet. It is on my list though.

I also quilted my puzzle quilt and am working on the binding. I hope to have it finished by Friday for my UFO bust report.

Now let me congratulate the winner of the second giveaway, Becky. She said, "This looks like a great quilt. I'd love to have it! Thanks for sharing with us!" So check your email Becky.

There is still plenty of time to enter my third giveaway for the $20 gift certificate to The Intrepid Thread. Go here to do that.


9 comments:

Lorri said...

Congrats Becky!!!

gill said...

Congratulations Becky!!

Sallie said...

Love the napkins! Do you know the name of the fabric?

Julie said...

I love Atkinson Design patterns but hadn't seen that one yet. Thanks (I think) for the enabling!

Barb said...

You are doing a lot of fun stuff over there...those pockets on the go is just so stinking cute!!

Deanna said...

Love the napkins! The fabric is perfect!

Jen said...

Congrats Becky! Love, love, love the cube! It would be useful for so many things! You've been sewing up a storm lately :) Lucky girl

sew.darn.quilt said...

Thanks for the link for the cube, it's terific. I love function and good looks!

Carolyn

Mama Pea said...

How lucky! You deserve it! And you were so productive! Well done. I just want to sleep! LOL. Great job getting that cube made!