Pretty purse Karla, They are fun to make.
Karla, really like your purse
Weezee very pretty baby quilt!
Quilting My Rainbow
Karla:I did make a cute little purse.
I have been quilting another Sleeping Bear baby quilt. I started this one before I retired in Oct 2012. A co-worker and his wife were expexting their first baby. So I pieced the top of a purple quilt first, they had a boy after I retired, so I made them a green one. I never finished the purple one. I'm trying to take care if some UFO's. I would really like to make several baby and doll quilts and try to sell them at a craft show in the fall. I've never done that before. I have all DGS's and NO DGD's. Oh well maybe someday.
Very pretty purse Karla, love the fabrics!
Great purse, Karla! It reminds me of that "Pockets A-Plenty" bag that Darlene showed us in Branson. I don't think that had grommets though.
On the banks of the Mississippi River in north central Minnesota (Brainerd lakes area)
I made another one after taking the boys to TaeKwonDo last night. They are pretty quick to make, but the grommets are rather expensive. Here's a picture of the 2nd one.
weezee56: I have all DGS's and NO DGD's. Oh well maybe someday.
Me too, Weezee, 4 grandsons and not a granddaughter in sight. Sigh.
Seems like all l'm doing is quilting in spite of my machines taking turns going into the shop. In the last week I've made 4 baby quilts and I'm finishing up another (the 3rd I think) for the retreat project in AZ. I have another for them ready to put on the machine but have to rip out the 3 squares I've already done when the machine had to go to the shop. And I'm on my very last mini quilt for the Amish retreat....at last!! I'm seeing those in my sleep!
My first quilting guild meeting is on Monday. I've started an Ohio chapter of Reap What You Sew, the large guild I belong to in Phoenix. They are so excited and are praying for success. I've had several phone call and a couple friends said they've had people asking about it. So I'm praying for a good turn out. I've already given the organization that our quilts will go to 2 quilts. Our quilts will go to Akron Childrens' and Rainbow Babies' Hospitals. One of my quilts went to an 8 mo. old boy who was going home for the very first time. That touched my heart and I prayed for that little boy. I just feel this is where God is leading me. It makes me feel at peace.
I did, I did, I did work on a quilt yesterday...and it was a special event because my new Barnetts Laptop Square Hoop arrived! I highly recommend this hoop!
What I accomplished in 10 minutes last night using the hoop, took me 30 minutes the night before (hoopless)! I was able to sit on the couch in the living room with Jim and get out of my hole! Also the lap position helped with a nagging back ache I develop when working at my sewing desk. I'm so excited to see how much I can accommplish tonight with the entire night dedicated to sewing using my new hoop.
I could even actually watch the movie instead of just listening to it in the background! It's so comfortable quilting on the couch I might just become a couch-yam. Much like the couch-potato, but also making art while tapping that root!
Another pretty purse Karla, What do you use to make it so stiff?
Jenia, your post leaves me very encouraged! That lap hoop is very similar to this one that Michelle showed me http://jeansimpressions.com/ but Jean's is round. Do you find a benefit to having a squared off hoop as opposed to a round one? The Aunt Becky tool looks REALLY interesting... I don't suppose you've tried that too and can report on it! :o)
Has anyone out there used that Aunt Becky tool?
Thank you so much for sharing!
Southwest of San Antonio
Karla, great job on those purses! They're really cute.
I've learned to cut the holes for the grommets a little smaller than the template suggests. It's much easier to make a hole bigger than smaller! They all pulled off of one bag I made and I had to decrease the size of the hole... not pretty. Joann's carries the grommets in both sizes and those 50% off coupons make them much more affordable! I found some really cheap in the craft section at Tuesday Morning one time and bought up a bunch of them.
Debbie-do:Do you find a benefit to having a squared off hoop as opposed to a round one?
Hi Debbie - the only thing I can compare this to is the flimsy cheapo balsa-wood round hoop that I have used on the last 3 and first 3 quilts I have ever made. I wanted the square option because I thought it would be the most comparable to a quilting frame. I don't want some huge thing that takes up the entire room, and I really enjoy working in my lap. I think the square option gives you more working area (like square inch) compared to the round and yet takes up the same room on your lap. I don't know the specific geometry of it all, but that's what the mathematician in my head thinks any way.
I did purchase a quilting "spoon" but haven't even tried it yet. I'm not sure if it's similar to the Aunt Becky thing. The spoon just looked so easy on the video, but i haven't needed it just yet. Someday I hope that I can say it makes everything go perfectly and takes away all possibility of errors. haha