Jonesing for a Finish

When I’m jonesing for a quick finish…

cute little projects like these Hand Strap Clutches, are sure to satisfy.  I made this one for myself.

And I made this one as a gift for a friend.

My cute wooden labels come from All This Wood on Etsy.

I used this free pattern by Spoonflower.  So far, I haven’t found any fabulous zipper pulls like the one in this pic but I’m still on the lookout.

Aztec Clutch

Have a great weekend!

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WHOOMP There IT Is! #26 – Because It’s Been a Busy Week…

…this post is short and sweet.

I made these adorable patchwork qayg zippered pouches this week.

Thanks for the fun tutorial Svetlana!

How’s that for short and sweet? =)

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See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. Psalm 139:23-24 NIV

WHOOMP There IT Is! #3

I recently ran out of batting so I’ve spent the last week or so working on small projects.  
It all started w/this snap bag.
Then I made a couple of zippered pouches. An open wide zippered pouch and a boxy bag.  I’ve only sewn zippers twice before so I was pretty proud of myself for getting the zippers right the 1st time on both of these bags.

I decided to use up some of my flannel stash and made a few baby blankets. I forgot to take pics of a couple of them.  I went retro w/the first one.  This Sylvester and Tweety fabric is from 1997!

There’s another baby blanket rolled up in this next pic. The tote bags are a pattern I’m working on for my pattern store. I also made a set of Easy Reversible Microwave Cozies.

Then I remembered my granddaughter’s 5th b-day is coming up next month, so I thought it would be a good idea to actually start the wall hanging that was to be her gift last year! In my defense I actually had ALL of the pieces cut out…but then I put them in a ziploc bag and tucked them safely away…and kinda forgot about them for a year.  Anyway, it only took me a couple of hours to get it sewn together.

It’s the Tiny Tulips pattern by Jera at Quilting in the Rain.

The tulips are made w/fabric I actually won from one of Jera’s Instagram giveaways awhile back. 
Yay Me!

It’s still in the flimsy stage because I want to get her name embroidered on it before I quilt it.  Where you see “Mia” in black is where I want to get it embroidered in pink.

And of course I plan to finish it using the Faux Piped Binding technique.


Now it’s that time
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The LORD your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness; He will quiet you by His love; He will exult over you with loud singing.Zephaniah 3:17ESV

Kids Camp 2015

This year was our 4th annual Kids Camp.  It ran from July 13-17.  Kids Camp is a week long sewing day camp that Quilters Anonymous hosts.  We teach kids, 10 yrs+ how to sew, and they make several cute projects in the process!  We have 2 sessions, 9a-Noon and 1p-4p. This year we had 15 kids in each session, many of them repeats from previous years. This year I got to volunteer all day, every day.  I loved it!

empty classroom

Here are the projects they made.

Needlecase/Pin Caddy

closed

opened

Microwave Cozy – I actually taught this class. A tutorial will be coming soon!

Zippered Pouches

Rail Fence Pillow Sham

Fabric Basket – This was a bonus project for the quick finishers. Most of the kids made one!

Until next time, Happy Quilting and God Bless!
A Thread for Life
We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.- Romans 12:6-8 NIV
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