Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Charm Party Walker Bag

I adapted the Charm Party tote bag pattern and created a walker bag for my mom. We were both pleased with how it turned out. I even remembered to put pockets inside this time... on her last bag I failed to do that! There are 3 things I will do different on her next one (which she wants to be another Charm Party version)... one is to put the top tabs on the back instead of the front (that was a mistake! so they button on the back)... I will also position those top tabs a bit further apart to make it a tad easier to get into the bag ... and last I made the tabs like I normally make the handles for the Charm Party Tote.. so you end up with 2 layers of fabric and 2 layers of fusible fleece. It is so thick, that is made creating button holes difficult. I will work it so there is only 1 layer of fleece next time.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Another Snail Tail Picture

Here is hubby's snail tail quilt top pieced together with all the borders. It is a 90 x 90... as I have said before, hubby is a big guy and makes big quilts! Now when this will get sandwiched and quilted is anyone's guess! LOL! We both have a bad habit of making more tops than quilts!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Bees Buzzing around Snail Tails....

Hubby finished all his Snail Tail blocks with some extras. In fact, we are going to whip up a few more and have enough for a baby quilt... which is great! We have a young couple in our church expecting a boy in December, so that will be his quilt.

All the blocks have at least 1 piece of a yellow fabric with bees on it (Hence the title of this post!).

Hubby laid the blocks out of the bed... here they are ready to be sewn into a top...

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Snails, Orange Crush and a Party

How's that for a title?! LOL! It has been a productive weekend here.

Hubby has started a new quilt and as always is making progress at the speed of light! He is making a scrappy Snails' Tail quilt in all blues and yellows. Here is a sampling of the blocks:

I continue to work on my Orange Crush Quilt (which is not orange!) in amongst other projects. I am finishing up these blocks:

I will have all the square blocks done then. I am not planning on putting this on point. In fact, I am not sure how I am going to put it together. Once the blocks are all done I am going to lay them out and play with various options until the right one hits me!

And lastly I made another Charm Party Tote. This one is for a dear friend (a surprise!) and I so want to keep it! (Isn't that the way it goes?). She loves green... I tried an all green layout, but it seemed blah. She loves purple and green together, so I added in some purple and voila! I think it turned out great. I changed one of the inner pockets a bit.. the divided one. I made it a bit shallower and wider. Here are some photos of the outside and inside:

I still have some fabric to cut up for a charm swap and some birthday fat quarters... so off to get that done and then I am thinking ice cream! Yep, I thinking after all this work some ice cream is called for... ok, I'll be good and stick with peach yogurt.. the real stuff, not frozen. But I really want Rocky Road from Baskins & Robbins!