Sunday, August 29, 2010


I completed the backpack my DD requested for school. This is the pocket on the inside.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Take 5 - quilt top

I have the top completed and ready to quilt! It measures 72 1/2 X 95 1/2.

Monday, August 23, 2010


Not much sewing or quilting going on right now.

I did make these lanyards for my DD to use at college. I also made one for my niece but didn't get a picture of it. It was from the green polka dot fabric left over from the apron. Picture the pink one on the left in lime green.

Not sure which clips she will like better. The clips in the middle came with the key rings so I just left them on I don't think they need them but I didn't need them either. The ones on the outside came from Hobby Lobby. I bought 3 lanyards with the cords and clipped the cords off. I could find the clips but not the clips with the swivels.
Yes, these took all of about an hour to make. Super fast and simple, my kind of project!

I also worked on the Take 5 quilt this weekend. You didn't think I finished it did you? It has been sadly sitting since June. I hope to have the top completed by this weekend.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Batik baby quilt - part two

You should have all your strips layed out on your design wall.

Did you notice the post-it notes? I number my rows so I don't get them out of order. I also mark an arrow below the number going to the right of the left. This tells me what way to iron my seems and they will all nestle together nicely. Heat up the iron and press all of the seems.

You are now ready to sew your rows together!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Batik Baby Quilt - Part one

I'm working on a Pink baby quilt from Batik Plus. The squares are already cut to 6 1/2" so I'm ready to start. The quilt will finish at approx. 60" X 60". I start by randomly match up two different squares and sewing them together. We will not be ironing any of the seems until ALL of the patches have been sewn into strips. Than I lay them out on my design wall (10 in each row and 5 columns). You should have 50 two patches. If you paired all your squares up you will have extras. DO NOT IRON THE SEEMS!
Take 2 of the two squares you just sewed together and sew them together making a four patch strip. You will need 20 of these four patch strips. Remember to keep 10 two patches so you can make your rows of 10. DON'T GET YOUR IRON OUT YET!
I sewed the four patch strip to the two patch strip making a 8 patch strip. You will need 10 of these. STILL NO IRONING!
Then sew the 8 patch strip to the four patch strip. You should now have 10/10 patch strips.

You didn't plug your iron in yet, did you? We will be doing that in the part two.