Multi-tasking in purse form. This is the Betsy Bag, from the pattern by Betsy LaHonta.
The amazing tan fabric that looks like leather? It is actually a paper product called Kraft-tex.
It can be washed and dried, cut and sewn.
The top of the bag can be tucked in so it behaves like a purse.
Then pop that out and move the handles and voila! It’s a tote.
There are drawstrings so I can keep all my birds from flying away.
I just happened to have (not kidding) two hot pink cord locks in my collection.
The lining has ukuleles all over.
Added bonus – I got to use lots of shiny hardware!
It’s a girl!
This precious fabric is the Little Red Riding Hood collection from Riley Blake.
The big bad wolf and grandmother’s cottage are also adorably represented.
And, of course, the mushrooms?
Guess the name of the new little niece…
The pattern is free on the Moda Bakeshop website http://www.modabakeshop.com/2014/04/charm-party-baby-quilt-bonus-pillow.html
After making the HSTs for the quilt, I ended up with smaller leftover HSTs.
They became this little dolly quilt. When Ava has a little baby, the baby can have a blanky like hers!
I chose this fun Hawaiian print for the backing.
I actually quilted this one myself!
Sometimes it seems like a stack of fabric is burning a hole in your fabric collection. Like you just have to use it, and use it now.
I had this bundle of Fibs & Fables fabric by Anna Maria Horner. Dying to use it, I was in between other quilting projects.
I pulled a book off my shelf, Tula Pink’s Quilts from the House of Tula Pink.
I picked the Dream Weaver pattern.
The solid is Essex yarn-dyed linen. This is one of my new favorite “solids” to use in my quilts.
I love the denim-y look of the Essex. In my world, everything goes with denim.
The quilting was done by Lea Ingram here on Kauai. I love the vertical rope-like look in the sashing.
Tippy the panther has claimed his spot at the foot of the bed. No close-ups of the cat hair today.
My happy Kaffe Fassett inspired quilt
Quilted and bound – two of the best words in the quilting world!
It takes some courage, or some liquid courage, to cut into a stash of fabrics from Kaffe Fassett, Brandon Mably and Philip Jacobs.
When I finally committed to the cut, I was all in. And boy was it worth it.
The pattern is Shine from the October 2015 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting. It was designed by Jane Davidson of quiltjane.com
This was quilted by Lea Ingram here on Kauai.
I probably should be more careful about folding Mark. But look at that detail in his hair!
I scanned the signature and stitched it out on my Destiny. What a great sewing machine.
The woodgrain in the fence makes you just want to run out and whitewash it!
This amazing quilting was done by Deonn Stott, a true artisan.
Every detail comes alive with her great vision.
The paddlewheel blocks were quilted to look like, well, paddlewheels on a river boat.
I embroidered a different quote on the quilt, one that felt more like “me.”
Dusting off my keyboard, back with some yummy quilts!
This pattern is Fireworks by Thimble Blossoms.
The fabric is from the Acacia collection by Tula Pink.
The solid is Kona cotton Pepper.
The embroidery design is from Urban Threads, my favorite online source for machine embroidery.
The quilt back is Tula Pink wide back Free Fall.
I embroidered my quilt label in a subtle color – quite a change from my usual outspoken color choices!
My new favorite throw was quilted by Lea Ingram here on Kauai.