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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A Quick Handmake to Gift

I was recently invited to, and attended, three parties.

Since I’m a maker, it’s pretty much “a must” that I give handmade gifts. This is purely my own rule, not something imposed by anyone else.

But, since I’m also a busy person w/a long list of UFOs, my handmade gifts must also be things I can make quickly. And these fabric coasters fit the ticket perfectly!


I used a tutorial very similar to this one I found on Pinterest.  I used 5″ squares, which means it’s a perfect project to use up those charm packs you’ve been hoarding. I also used batting instead of fusible web.   Since the liner is not visible, it doesn’t have to be pretty; muslin will do. Nicely. I also top stitched around the perimeter of mine but it’s not necessary.

If you are looking for quick, cute, and functional, look no further!

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The Making of a Starlett

I finally started work on a quilt I was commissioned to do about 10 mos ago. Better late than never right?

The pattern is called Starlett by Me and My Sister Designs. The fabric collection is called Bandana and is also by Me and My Sister Designs.63D80EFA-ACCF-4B9B-8CDC-52C545C64180

Honestly,  neither the pattern nor the fabric would be top choices for me personally, but I LOVE the way these blocks are turning out.45808C0D-82CF-4E09-900C-38B1C5591963

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There are a bunch of HSTs which means a lot of marking.  I picked up this handy dandy board during a shop hop.  It’s covered w/sand paper and prevents your squares from slipping around when you mark them. It’s basically a large emery board. F572D366-C7B9-4826-86D6-C7B721706A42

I’ve been chain piecing and cutting. CB35AD46-D157-4C28-9195-B85A70D81665There are also a bunch of cut-offs, or leftovers or whatever you call them.  I know there’s a proper quilting term for them, but I just can’t think of it right now. C8531262-961C-4A21-8C79-35628E32F369

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Whatever they are called, they’ve made A LOT  of leaders and enders. Are they bonus blocks?A8378ECB-4BFB-40CF-A1FC-40804E17CBF1

I’ve made 8 of the 16 blocks.  When it’s finished it will look something like this but w/a border.Starlett

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