I finished another flimsy. This one is modern. Some of you might be thinking I’m just a flimsy maker, but I’m not. I do finish quilts. I’m just taking a short break from the actual quilting part to make tops. I’m working on building up inventory for my Etsy shop. I’d like to take it off “vacation status” by mid October and have at least 20 items to list. I’m also waiting on modifications on the DIY sewing table in order to quilt more comfortably.
I made me another bag. It’s a LARGE quilt carry bag that stretches to over 45″ when full of quilts. It’s a quilt as you go pattern from the book Jelly Roll Quilts
by Pam and Nicky Lintott of The Quilt Room
. I used fabric from the Laurel Burch Jungle Songs collection. The pattern called for magnetic snaps but me being “Ms. Thrifty”, decided to go w/the cheaper option of sew-on snaps. Needless to say, if I make it again, I’ll use the magnetic snaps. I’d also put some batting in the strap and make it longer.
I added faux buttons to the outside of the bag too.
This is Penelope. A back-up/traveler/loaner I bought for $25 from a coworker whose Aunt (owner) had recently passed away. She runs beautifully.
And this is Oh Suzanna! I got her for $25 too from the same coworker. I had no idea how awesome sergers are! I’m happy to add her to my collection.
I pulled the old Black and Decker stand-by out of the closet. I finally got fed up dealing w/my constantly dripping Rowenta Effective. I cannot for the life of me remember why I put this baby in the closet in the first place. It doesn’t drip and it gives me a little warning beep when it’s getting ready to shut-off. I hope to use it until I can get the Panasonic Cordless 360 , which has been on my wish list for quite some time.
I won these adorable magnetic needle minders from a giveaway that Lara B. of Buzzin Bumble had a few weeks ago. They are from an Etsy shop called YumYumButtons.
My new pen! It’s cigar style (fat) and made of Bubinga
And lastly, I visited Quilt n’ Sew Connection in Prescott Valley and practiced a little woodgrain fmq on an awesome, if very expensive machine. The Bernina Q20 which is a sit-down longarm. Yes! It is now on my wishlist too!
Until next time, Happy Quilting and God Bless!
A Thread for Life
A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. Proverbs 15:1 NIV
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