Nine friends and I just returned from a trip to Paducah for the Quilt Show. We had three ladies in the group who had never been to the show and that is always fun. We saw Eleanor Burns at her hour show that previewed her new quilts. Then we saw her again at a small gathering on Friday evening where she answered questions and talked about her life adventures. We shopped in old town Paducah, visited Kirchoff's Deli three times, checked out the Quilt Museum, stopped at the Rotary Building, spent money at Hancock's of Paducah, ate at Patty's, shopped the vendors in the convention center and dome, and saw the quilt display and winners. I ate strawberries and ice cream from the Boy Scout. I was going to share the bowl with a friend but it disappeared before I could share. LOL
Deanne stayed with me for a day of sewing before heading to Paducah and then stayed an extra day when we returned on Saturday. It was snowing in Amarillo, so her son suggested she wait to come home. Sunday was another sewing day as we made this zipper bag. The pattern comes from Disorderly Threads on Etsy.
It has been a fun week with nine quilting friends. We shared a ten-person cabin in the Kentucky Lakes area. Looking forward to the next time.
This table runner was given to a friend as an Easter hostess gift. I just kept looking at it yesterday because it was just so pretty. The designs are from a group called Hop To It but I can not find the disk or the directions. I was able to find it at a shop by googling the title. I must have been in my purple mood when I made this.
This handbag is the latest rage right now on one of my embroidery sites. It is reversible and $10 from WalMart. Sewing friends are purchasing it to then embroider their initials. There are also directions for lining the bag. The initials I used are from JuJu. I used silver metallic thread because I have more to add to this project. It will match with a black denim jacket that I decorated with Belagio crystals.
Another project for those with an embroidery machine. This is a project that is entirely in the hoop, including the
zipper. The bag is fully lined, has thin batting, and has no visible
seams on the inside. I did change the center of the small oval in the original design to an
"J" because this is my bag. I
only had to stitch the lining closed with hand sewing. The zippered
bag is approximately 5.5" x 7.5" and can be ordered from Disorderly Threads. She has many other designs but I only purchased the tennis shoe and the sewing machine. The directions for making the project are excellent step-by-step explanations with photos. I love this project.
Elvis shows his face in this hightop tennis shoe. This is a project that is almost entirely in the hoop, including the zipper. The bag is fully lined, has thin batting, and has no visible seams on the inside. I did change the star in the original design to an "S" for the person receiving this bag.The directions are excellent and I only had to stitch the lining closed with hand sewing. The zippered bag is approximately 5.5" x 7.5" and can be ordered from Disorderly Threads. She has many other designs but I only purchased the tennis shoe and the sewing machine. It was a fun project.
After being slow to get quilty things finished, I have a baby quilt, a barn quilt, and took a quilt and backing to my longarm quilter. The barn quilt (a quilt block painted on a board) was completed last Saturday at a class. The instructor had primed the square and drew the block on. He showed us how to paint the block and helped whenever needed. Less than four hours later, it was complete. I am anxious to get it hung.
The baby quilt is flannel and is a pattern called Quartered Stripes from Missouri Star Quilt Company. One of my quilt friends directed a class on this pattern. The fabric is called Noah's Ark from Blank quilting. The backing and binding is also flannel in a green-on-green polka dot. This pattern is not difficult if you are careful with the bias in the middle of each square. The quilt measures 43" x 35". Most people add a border print but I chose not to do that.