Tuesday, March 29, 2011

April Software Sampler Project

This is the small project for the April Software Sampler. The lesson is about using the same design and changing the fills to change the design. It is a fun lesson and also is a fun project. The small quilt is completed in the hoop and just sewn together after the blocks are stitched. It is a unique technique to complete a quilt but very easy. I will take the quilt to the shop next week when we have sewing group on Wednesday.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Small Cosmetic Bag

This is a small cosmetic bag that I made for Della. It really is the cutest one that I have made. I made tabs for the ends of the zipper and I am much happier with that look. The other unique feature is "iron-on vinyl" that I used on the lining fabric. The cording is couched onto the purse using the embroidery module. Really a neat technique. I have enjoyed this project from March Software Sampler.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Cosmetic Bags

These are samples of the cosmetic bags that will be part of Software Sampler this month at Bernina dealers. The small ones are about 3.5" x 4" and the larger one is 4.5" x 5". They are relatively easy to make except I am not an expert with zippers. I really need a lesson on how to make them look great instead of just okay. The software lesson is about digitizing different types of patterns. Mona, the new Bob's owner, has many new Benartex fabrics--so I get to use them to make samples.

Monday, March 7, 2011

What Do You See?

This little quilt is from a Keepsake kit. It is called What Do You See. The entire quilt is a panel and I just did a little quilting along the black triangles. I just had to provide the binding fabric. It makes a nice, quick quilt for a child. I took the quilt to the Cancer Center in Topeka during my routine visit yesterday. I had three nurses and the children's doctor come into my room and thank me for the quilt. They were very appreciative. I wish I could have told them I put a lot of work into it, but it was one of those easy peasy quilts.