Tuesday, October 25, 2011

October Projects

I have been working on some new projects this fall.  I just spend a wonderful, relaxing, and enjoyable weekend with some of my friends.  We retreated in beautiful Lake Mills, WI.  We rented a cottage, set it up with our sewing stuff, laughed, ate and had fun.  I had plenty of things that I "needed" to do but instead, I decided to do some things that I wanted to do! 


 View from out the front window

Before all the tables, sewing machines, irons, chairs, projects and quilters.
First, I decided to make ruler bags out of my new fabric and made one for each of my retreat friends.  Sue and I designed a ruler bag for my "Fit to be" series of rulers.  It is about 15" x 11 1/2", with handles and a zipper.  Here is mine.  I used Terry Atikinson's method of putting in the zipper and if you haven't done her method yet, you need to!  It makes putting zippers in so easy! 


Also, I did get to work on a new pattern of Terry Atkinson's that I had picked up.  It is called the Lollipop bag and has the cutest little rosette on it.  At first, I wasn't sure that I wanted to put the rosette on it but when the other girls said that they did and started making them, I was sold.  They are the cutest things.  Terry is also making these hooks for handles.  I love them!  I have many things that I could use them for.  My mind is racing with possibilities!  Here is my version of the Lollipop bag:


Then, I still wanted to work on some quilting projects so at the Madison Expo, I had picked up this new book and kit from Whimsical.  It was fun to make and I didn't have to choose any fabric!  How fun is that!  I am planning on appliqueing the ornaments as I quilt it but I didn't get to that yet.  Hopefully, before Christmas!

In a few weeks, Quiltmakers 100 Block magazine will be distributing their 4th edition.  I am so excited to be included in this!  Not only that, but there will be a blog hop.  My day will be Friday, November 11th, so make sure you stop by to see who's blogging and the wonderful give-aways . So much fun!  Will keep you informed about the Blog Hop.


Take care!

1 comment:

monique said...

Loved your block....it put a smile on my face!