Friday, February 13, 2009

Project Diversity

I was looking for applique info when I came across the Applique Today blog. She has a couple of very nice tutorials on needle turn applique. She also talked about a free online quilting magazine that I had to share with everyone! It's called Cotton Spice and you can download the magazine to your computer! So it's ecological as well. What more can you ask for?
I've been busy the last couple of weeks. I finished up my version of the Peace quilt by Late Bloomer that I made with LakeHouse fabrics. Binding Guru Karen is, well binding it for me. It was my first time making prairie points. They were pretty easy. This is an in progress picture.

I also made the Camille Bag by Penny Sturges out of the fabulous new Darla line by Tanya Whelan of Grand Revival. I have to tell you, I love this bag. I had never made pintucks before, but they were totally easy. And CUTE! I made it as a sample for Tammy Tadd Designs, but I love it so much I think I'll need to make myself another to use while it's on display! And as a side note, I'm eagerly anticipating Tanya's upcoming line French Hatbox. It's absolutely gorgeous. I think I need a cottage (quilting cottage that is) nestled in some rolling hills to decorate with all these fabulous vintagy florals that Tanya designs.

I also started an actual embroidery project this week! It's not great, but it's start. And I think it's totally fun! I used the China Town pattern by Sublime Stitchery. It's going to be a pocket on a grocery bag using the Chopsticks Please fabric by Kaufman. The takeout fabric will be the main panels and the fortune cookies are the sides and bottom. They make me smile.

I don't know, do you think my taste is diverse enough?

I would wish everyone a Happy Valentine's Day, but I have a Valentine's Day Curse, bad things happen to me on or around Valentine's Day. I have a theory that if I pretend it doesn't exist, nothing bad will happen. In light of The Curse, I'll just wish everyone a Happy Saturday!


amy said...

That bag is so cute! I've never tried pin tucks either. How did you do them? I'd like to make a bag like that for my knitting!

Paloma said...

Wow! You sure love sewing!!
I'm just visitng and enjoying your blog,and looking forward to swap minis with you.