Friday, April 26, 2019

All Aboard :: A Finish

This one was another shop sample that we are done with.

This one is pretty big finishing at 78" by 85". Check out the back.

This one is now in the "Ready Made" section of my shop. Occasionally we have folks come in and ask if we have any finished items for sale so I started selling finished samples that we are no longer using. Admittedly, we don't sell a lot of finished items throughout the year, but October, November and December we sell quite a few.

Monday, April 22, 2019

Unbridled :: A Finish

This one was a digital sample for a fabric line I had in my shop the first summer we were open.

I had it long arm quilted and I really love the pattern she used.

I'm not sure how well the quilting design shows up since she quilted it with invisible thread. However, the design is a boot, cowboy hat, star and loops. It really is adorable!

And I am happy to report that this one already has a "forever home". I sent it to someone effected by the Camp Fire through the organization Layers of Hope, Quilting 911. If you are on Facebook you can look them up. They only have a Facebook page, no website.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Corky Wallet

I am enjoying sewing with cork. Have you tried it yet? I found a great little pattern for a wallet made from cork. 

What I really like about this little pattern is that all you need is cork, thread and your machine. There is no zipper, button, magnetic snap or anything else needed.

The pattern I used is called "Corky Wallet".

In case you are wondering, this is what the cork I used looks like in sheet form. It is pretty cool stuff!

If you haven't tried sewing with cork yet, give it a try. You don't need anything special - no special machine, thread, needle or anything. It cuts easily with a regular rotary cutter or scissors.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Adventures Quilt :: A Finish

I made up this top over a year ago. After it was finished I found out that it is too big for the organization I planned to donate it to. Thus it has sat unquilted.

Recently I have gotten into quilting with template rulers. I ordered some of the Creative Grids ones designed by Angela Walters and used one of them, Squiggy, to quilt this up. Now that it is finished I'm sure I will be able to find someone for which this one is perfect. Here is what the back looks like.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Scrappy Chevrons :: A Finish

This one was a scrap group project from before I opened my shop.

The project was to make a quilt using only half-square triangles. I think I passed out a couple pages worth of layout ideas. I believe I made two quilts and still had half-square triangles left over. I turned the leftovers into this quilt. I really like how it turned out! 

This one measures 49" by 62".

Monday, April 8, 2019

Thinking Outside the Kit :: A Finish

I have no idea how long this one has been a completed top!

These fabrics were included in a kit I purchased on clearance from my LQS years ago. I didn't like the pattern included with the kit so I used the fabric to make something else. Actually, I ended up buying multiples of this kit and I believe I made three quilts from the two kits. 

I'm pretty sure I gave the other two quilts away and will most likely do the same with this one.

The finished quilt size is 64" by 80". It was machine quilted by a local long arm quilter. I did not use a pattern. All fabrics except the solid black and the binding were included in the kit I purchased.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Abacus :: A Finish

Another Sew Kind of Wonderful pattern finish. I completed the top for this one back in March 2013! Click here to read that post.

I still have four more quilts waiting for binding! But I am making progress. Now I'm starting to worry about where I'm going to put all these completed tops. Some may go to charity or be given as gifts.