04 March 2016

Poolside Tote and Other Projects

Here is what I have been up to since I last blogged...

I made Noodlehead Poolside Tote for a gift for a friends birthday.  I reduced the pattern to 75%. I love how it turned out. I love bags made with Essex Linen the texture is wonderful. The facing was a bit tricky but mostly because I have never done facing. 


I finally am getting a few of my long standing UFOs completed.  

I quilted and bound the Dr. Seuss themed Bouncing Borders Quilt.  

I was just trying my hand at not being so heavy with the quilting and I think I achieved that.  I did lower case cursive letters in the main panel portion of the quilt.  A little hard to see in the photo.  This finished up at 38" x 47".



I finished up a Pink and Chocolate quilt that I started way back in 2010.  I free handed the blocks with a heart surrounded with clouds.  This one finishes up at 47" x 53". 


I completed my little mini feathered star.  I pieced this back at a retreat in December.  So many tiny pieces.  This finishes 11" square.  It is really hard to see the quilting but the black boarder has pebbles and straight stitching. I stitched in the ditch around the star. 


I also finished the paper piece penguin by Janeen at Quilt Art Designs, he is so cute.   I love the little hearts that I quilted into his tummy.  Cuteness overload. This is 17 1/4" square. 



I tried my hand at quilt as you go on the long arm.  It was fun.  I turned the project into pot holders. Can you believe I did not have pot holders? crazy.  I used a layer of Insult-bright by Warm and Natural and scrap cotton batting. I machine stitched the binding on and it only reaffirmed my dislike for machine sewing binding on. I am not good at it but this are only pot holders so I will serve the purpose. They are roughly 7" each. 



Really surprised how much I have achieved, sorry for such a long post.  Sometimes it feels like I have more Netflix hours logged then sewing hours but guess I am better at multi tasking then I thought. :)

Thank you for stopping by and visiting. 

Cheers, 
Abby 

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