Friday, April 25, 2014

A quick birthday gift

I am working on a super secret quilt for Lynette Anderson for quilt market next month -- yikes -- in just a few weeks.  Can't show photos quite yet but it's pretty darn cute.

A few weeks ago I needed a birthday gift so sewed up this little sewing bag.  The pattern was in a back issue of Primitive Quilts and Projects.  It's a Cheri Payne design but instead of making it into a table topper as she showed, I modified the pattern and made a sewing bag. 

I cross stitched the label, added a button, and had a pretty little sewing bag to give to a special friend.  It was that easy.

I need another birthday gift for another friend.....what can I sew up quickly?  hmmmm.....

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Daylilly Days

Continuing with my series of seasonal table toppers, here's the summer project.  It finishes the same size as the spring and fall toppers so once you decide where to put it you can change it out with the seasons. 

One of my favorite aspects of this project is the tiny birds spread throughout.  I used Diamond Textiles fabrics and love the way they gave the project an old fashioned look. 

I haven't received my copy of Primitive Quilts and Projects magazine yet but am excited to see how the project was photographed.