Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Curve - again!

It's been a little while, but I'm back at it - I think....
Another "Curve Appeal" - I love finding the two or three patterns to put together for these bags - I especially like the greens and paisley in the bag.

Gone as quick as it's done - I actually cut out the fabric several months ago when I was working on all those bags for the ladies at my hubby's office - but having finished all those and gotten side track on other items, this one got put aside.  Then a couple of weeks ago I personalized a couple of towels for  friend and thought she might like one of these and I could (should) finally get around to finishing this one.  I thought the material suits her well and she seemed to like it when I gave it to her.

There is a little gold sparkle in the material so I thought gold embbroidery thread for the quilting would be great and I am very pleased with the affect.  I couldn't find a paisely quilt design I liked so I created a simple outline design from a more complicated embroidery design I saw.  That is in the top ody of the bag, the lower body is a geometric quilting design from a Dakota Designs CD purchased.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Knotted Handle Bag

My hubby thinks this is too loud. I admit it certainly is colorful.   The Ladies at his office set him straight that it wasn't just for the young (hippy type?).  It was a lot of fun to make.   Ultimately a friend took it for her (grown) daughter. 

Sunday, May 1, 2011


I'm playing a little catch up here - but this is one I've been wanting to try for a while now - a "in the hoop project" - these are "Book Corners" - book marks that slide on the corner of the page to hold your place.   Cute, arent' they?

Start with a sweatshirt.....

Yes - a sweatshirt.  Just a basic crew neck pull over sweat shirt that is now a "jacket" or sweater" that I think I could acutally wear to work.  I cut off all the bands, added cuffs, lapel and facings, and one color embroidery designs - I put the same material used for the cuffs, lapel and facing behind the fabric when embroiderying the design, then trimmed away the sweatshirt material in the flower petals where the petals were large enough to show the underlying material through.  Go ahead, get a closer look on the detail pictures - just click one to bring up the picture a little larger.