Friday, September 24, 2010

Bag central

It's been a productive couple of weeks, mostly thanks to my quilt guild retreat last weekend in Rockford.
I made yet another Late Bloomer Sweet Simple Tote for Ashley's birthday (which I gave to her that night, so I don't have a photo. I'll have to have her send one to me).
I love that pattern so much that I've been cranking them out. I love how beautifully it show cases larger print fabrics. I made two chocolate themed, a fantastic black/white/hot pink from the Michael Miller Dress Forms fabric and am in process of a purple glittery bag made from MM's Antiquity collection.


The inside pockets:


The inside w/pockets

 

I also finished 2 king size and one regular pillow case from some of the Moda Chocolat wovens, which are amazing. If you have never had the chance to pet the Moda wovens, I recommend doing so immediately! They are sooooo soft and silky. I just love them. I have a really poofy pillow, and the cases I made fit them so very much better. I can actually get them on and off with out a major wrestling match with my pillows!

I also finished a Terry Atkinson Happy Holidays table centerpiecehttp://www.atkinsondesigns.com/patterns/ which seriously only took me a total of two evenings, start to finish! I used a combo of Anna Griffin's Georgette Christmas, MM Fairy frost and a random paisley that we had at Tammy Tadds.  I quilted it with holly leaves and berries in metallic thread. Since I can't draw, I just blow up the fabric motif on the copier then use my handy dandy non-marking technique to quilt it. It's a sample for the shop as well as a Christmas present for Mom!

I've also spent some time working on the look of the blog, what does everyone think?

4 comments:

Shelley said...

LOVE the new blog look... so upscale and modern! I've GOT TO GET some of that dress forms fabric - do you have it at TT?

Duff said...

Your blog looks great!
You've been a quilting fool & I'm so jealous! Hey, I made a rectangular runner for my kitchen island to match the long runner for the foyer. It's awesome! I'm so glad you helped with the fabric selections--you rock! See you in October♥

Sherry said...

Vicki Girl.
The blog's new update is great and the bags are wonderful. I LOVE the Happy Holidays. Won't mother be delighted?????

Anonymous said...

Good thing Ma's been banned from the computer or she wouldn't be surprised at Christmas. It's a beautiful piece. I think the lighter pink suits Nath better, since she's averse to non-neutrals. We're working on that, but it's a process.
-sis