Tuesday, November 27, 2007

I love stars

Here is a small wallhanging/sampler I designed for Christmas.

3 of the stars are from the spiral bound calendar called 365 Quilt blocks a year and each measured 12 inches. The center block and the one on the bottom right are from Marcia Hohn's Quilter's Cache website, another favorite of mine.

Last shop hop, I won a set of 5" Christmas charms and didn't know what to do with 36 squares. So, I made a table topper.

There was no specific design in mind. I just made hourglass blocks, sewed them together, added borders and appliqued stars on the corners.

With the ton of 5" charms I've accumulated, I figured I can make a quilt out of them. Another fave star block of mine, the sawtooth star. Each block measures 16". This one should go fast.

I'm making crumb squares out of scraps.

more later...

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

I have bags coming out of my ears...

This little make-up case below,is the result of sewing together 1.5" squares. Yeah, I don't throw scraps away. I use them as "leaders and enders". By the way, Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville.com, one of my favorite websites, ever, has a tutorial on crumb piecing. Don't forget to read her Leaders and Enders tutorial as well.

PinkChalk Studio has a pattern for a NoteTaker folio (for sale). It was very easy to follow. The big one's for me, and the little one is for Emily.

Inside the big NoteTaker

and here's the smaller one


Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Here's the banner of the month for November from Pearl Louise's club at Thimble Cottage.

And here are more bags

some little make up purses

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Currently working on...

and this, The La Borsa bag

and the Purple Patchwork purse

and some knitting:

my own design

I'm off to sew some more.