26 July 2013

A Few Finishes



Happy Thursday.  I have been able to sneak into my sewing room the last couple mornings while the boys have a sleep in. I finished off the addition to my Dads rag quilt that I blogged about here, which is good since his birthday is Saturday. Always cutting it close. I think I did a good job blending old with new since the quilt is now almost 2 years old.  I added two rows all the way around.  




After finishing the rag quilt and the edge cutting.  I felt like I needed to do something for me that was quick and easy as a reward.  So I pulled some striped canvas fabric from my stash and cut 10 six-inch blocks and whipped up a peg bag. (Only been on my sewing to do list for 2 years.) I love how it turned out, not bad for winging it. 

I did not follow a pattern just played with the placement of the blocks and sewed them together.  I pressed my seams open and then stitched a 1/8" on either side of the seam to tidy up the inside a bit.  I made a pocket around the top and put a cut of thick wire to give it a nice wide opening to make it easy to put the pegs in and out.  

I added a 2” wide handle from some navy blue from the scrap bin.  To attach it to the clothesline using a Metal Carabiner Clip I found in my youngest sons treasure drawer.  I am sure he will not notice it missing it was on the bottom.  The best part was it got the thumbs up from my husband, he complained about the last one so this is a good thing.  Now if he only remembers to bring it in the house so the birds do not build nest in it.  


Almost forgot to share some eye candy that came in the mail for me over the last couple months.  I was so excited as this is a first for me, so nice getting fabric in the mail.  First up is my winning from the Crazy Block Sew Along over at Sew She Can, from my entry blogged about here.  I won a gift certificate to Fabric Tree so I selected some fabric for my stash.  


Riley Blake (R.B.) Cotton Solid Aqua, R.B. Fabric Sunny Happy Skies Pink Lace, Animal Parade Star Floral, R.B. Fabric Life in the jungle tic tac green, Blend Fabric Wedge Geo Green and R.B. Indie Chic Woven Blue
My second eye candy I won from Mister Random for the Retro Rubies Quilt Along over at Pile O’Fabric.  I won a Fat Eighth stack of Oakshotts.  I have not used Oakshotts yet but oh they are so lovely.

I will have to find a special project to use them with. 

Thank you for stopping by.

Cheers,
Abby 

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