Sweet Sixteen

I finished all 16 Starlett blocks and I love each and every one!20170418_204407 (1)

As is, the quilt will finish at 72.5″ square which is not quite large enough to fit a queen size bed and have some drape to it.  I don’t want to add ultra wide borders so I’ll be adding sashing between the blocks and narrower borders.

I auditioned this light purple, which would work, but my customer prefers something in a blue tone.20170417_183953 (2)

This Verdigris is on order.cobblestone in verdigris

‘Tis going to be gorgeous!

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Failure is not the only punishment for laziness;
there is also the success of others. – Jules Renard

An Asian Beauty

There is a rule in my house.  ANYONE who comes over, for whatever reason, MUST visit my sewing room and see the current projects I’m working on.  Period. End of discussion.

So you can imagine how it is for someone who actually lives in my house. I’m constantly calling my middle son in to see what I’m working on.

He is always excited about what I’m working on and gives great feedback.

Anyway, he fell in love w/the Asian fabric I used to make the mug rugs from this post

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And he requested I use it to make a Hand Strap Clutch for a special someone.

And not wanting to disappoint, I did it.20170331_205440

Voila!

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Front

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Back

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Bonus Easter Bags for The Grands

I can’t remember the last time if ever, I purchased a pre-made Easter basket.  This year, however, I decided to make bags for The Grands.

I used a reversible Trick-or-Treat Bag pattern by Kenzie Mac.  I fell in love w/this pattern several years ago after seeing it at the AQG Quilt show in Mesa, AZ. I especially LOVE the jute webbing handle!

I made the first bag for no one in particular, using the lovely Hidden Garden by Miriam Bos for Birch Fabrics .

After showing it to my middle son, (who is temporarily living back at home w/me), and telling him how it’s actually a pattern for a Trick-or-Treat Bag,  he suggested making the reverse side in Halloween fabric so The Grands can use it for trick-or-treating too. Duh! It doesn’t have to be Easter on both sides!  I can’t believe I didn’t think of that on my own!

So that’s what I did.

Easter on one side.20170407_223245

And Halloween on the other.20170407_223419(1)

I love how they turned out. Now to fill them w/goodies!

Have a great holiday weekend.

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