Quilt Top Outdoor Photos

I thought I needed better photos of my WIPs outdoors and my neighbor’s fence with the wind duck was a perfect setting today. I haven’t decided on a backing for this but I know I’m going to quilt loops, can’t wait! (Click on photos for a larger view.)

Scattered Squares

Still waiting for Deb Strain’s Spa to be released in yardage so I can finish this quilt!

Les Fleurs Bleu

Today I made A Quilter’s Table Tripple-Zip Pouch from her great tutorial. Next time I make this I’m going to use interfacing instead of batting which I find too thick. I had to order more zippers today, I’m running out!

Triple-Zip Pouch

I think the next project I’m going to attempt is Michelle Patterns’ Padded Camera Pouch, I know a few people who might like them for Xmas. 😀

Little things

After piecing together another quilt top this month I wanted to have fun with little things.

This is the last little pouch I made today, I tied to match the pattern on the flap with the pattern on the front, I think I was very close to being successful.

I also used the same fabric on the inside and again, matched the pattern with the front of the bubble. Disegard the opening at the bottom of the pouch, I haven’t closed the seam yet. This is an old Keyka Lou (now Michelle Patterns) pattern. I like snaps more than velcro.

Here’s another old retired Michelle Pattern, the Zipper Pocket Pouch made with Brrr by Laurie Wishbrun. I LOVE that polarbear!

It was a good day! 😀 Hope your weekend is going well too.

 

 

In Reverse – Quilt Top Done!

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I was able to get my In Reverse quilt top finished this morning. You might notice that I don’t have as many columns as the original pattern, I used two charm packs, one of Vintage Modern and one of Marmalade (by Bonnie and Camille), and 2 & 1/2″ strips from a Kona White jelly roll instead of 1 & 1/2″ strips. I can’t wait to quilt this up!

I received two lovely packages in the mail today, the first was an entire pound of lavender buds and  oil from Layla on Etsy, I could smell the lavender through the box even though it was sealed in a big zip lock bag. The second was a lovely stack of fabric from Pink Chalk Fabrics. A week or two ago, before I was laid off from work, I had purchased some Brrr by Laurie Wisbrun in aqua and selected a 1/2 yard bundle of QuiltCon Kona Cotton Solids  as well as a yard each of Robert Kaufman Essex Linen Steel and Grey. I am super excited about this fabric bundle, all the colours go well together and the QuiltCon Kona Cotton Solids are a gorgeous mix. I’ve got my trusty “Quilting Line + Colour” by Yoshiko Jinzenji to peruse for inspiration.

Unemployment Day 3 (Actual Working Day 1)

Boy, do I feel guilty staying at home! I was up at 4:00 a.m. this morning, our old pug Winston was pacing and panting so I got up and let him outside. Had coffee and DH got up at his usual time, 5:00 a.m.. After cleaning up the kitchen and starting a load of laundry I began sewing at 6:30. My goal was to finish the quilt top by 10:00 a.m. and successfully finished early, at 9:00 a.m. After folding some laundry and starting another load of laundry, I vacuumed the house and the SOFA — EW!!

With two constantly shedding pugs, the hair between the leather cushions could have easily made a litter of puppies! Crumbs and cat toys but no loose change, damn. I was exhausted by 11:00 (I’d done other chores but thought it too boring to include)!

I’m afraid I didn’t get much done after 12:00, I ate lunch, mowed the lawn, folded the rest of the laundry then took a short nap and a dip in the pool then watered the hanging baskets outside. I allowed myself a white wine spritzer after 4:00 p.m. and DH rolled into the garage moments later.

How was your day??