Monday, September 9, 2013

A weekend's worth of work

I had a very productive sewing weekend.

Here's another HST block, this time I went with reds.  Even though I don't have a good feel for the overall look of this project, I have decided to make blocks in chunks of color, with the upper right hand section made with a fabric that has a white background.

I'll probably just sew all the blocks together once they're done.  I think I'll go with 9 of these big sections.

The best thing about football season, besides the football, is the time I spend in a chair in front of the TV doing hand work.

This weekend I was able to appliqué all the red centers on my Dresden Doilies medium sized blocks.

All the blocks are done, hopefully I'll start appliquéing the blocks to the red background fabric this week.

Once the dresden blocks were done there was still football on TV so I got out my Clown Pants project box and worked on my red dot blocks.

Just in case you've forgotten, this is Clown Pants.

And finally, I started on this bag.

This bag is in the Fall 2013 issue of Quilts and More.  The pattern is by Carrie Nelson of Miss Rosie's Quilt Co.  I see bags online all the time and really was never motivated to make one, until now.  I'm not sure if it's the polkadot handles, the fabric, or what.  But I've started my first bag and so far so good.  I'll blog about the details later in the week.

If you like the looks of this bag you can order a kit here.
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  1. I too see lots of bags online. But I love this one!

  2. That was a very productive weekend. Everything looks great

  3. That's a lot of red circles to stitch! Way to go!

  4. I love each and every project....Love reading your blog daily and being inspired.

  5. Great progress on your projects! I love appliqueing circles! Will be watching for more of Clown Pants!

  6. Looks like a full weekend for you....nice to have tv time and sewing too! Will be watching how those blocks come together and think will be interesting.

  7. I am new to appliqueing, would you mind sharing how you do yours? I need to make a Dresden Plate quilt for someone and have always sewed the plate and center by machine (OMG did I just admit to that???!!!)and I don't want to do that on this one.

  8. I'll say you had a productive weekend !!!! Good for you ! What gorgeous projects ! I have appliqueing a little each night myself. I will post soon what I am working on :-D

  9. Love, love, love your dresdens! Very cute!

  10. Your weekend's worth of work was a LOT more than mine...and I thought I was doing so well :)

    Love the little Dresden Doilies. Can't wait to see your bag.

  11. I can see that you are keeping your hands busy!! Lovely projects!!


  12. I look forward to football for the hand sewing parts also. Who knew a simple half square triangle could look so wonderful!!

  13. Thelma - Love that bag. Also did you do the flowers using English Paper Piecing?


  14. I swear you are the most prolific quilter on earth!!! I love reading your blogs to see what you finished in a few days time that I wouldn't even attempt! Gorgeous creative quilts!!! You sew girl!!!


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