Thursday, September 10, 2015

Store and Go Zipper Case

I made these two cute pouches. The pattern is Store and Go Zipper Case by Amy Barickman for Crossroads Patterns. They take less than two fat quarters.  I used my embroidery machine for the designs, but you can also use the circle tool attachment.  The most fun was stitching the zipper.  I used Zippers by the Yard  from  The 4 yards of zipper tape has 16 extra large zipper pulls of multiple colors. The directions tell you to use one side of the zipper for the entire circle.  Then attach the zipper pull.  Very easy! You can make one of the cases in a couple of hours after learning the technique. The pattern is available from Mea Bernina, my local Bernina dealer.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Windmill from Signs of Life Series

Vicky Lawrence of Prairie Edge Patchworks is slowly getting her redwork-type designs digitized.  Windmill will soon be available in embroidery.  I completed this sample on my Bernina 830.  The completed wall hanging is 16" x 20".  I was able to get all of the design except two stitches into the jumbo hoop.  The barbed wire is stitched separately.  This will be a birthday gift for a family member.

All of Vicky's patterns are available at Overbrook Quilt Connection.