Monday, September 23, 2013

Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!

I made this messenger bag for a children's librarian friend.  This fabric features great illustrations from a favorite children's author/illustrator, Mo Willems.  I have had several requests for bags since this fabric came out.  This one is my favorite so far.  Not a complicated design and simple quilting around the motifs.  The bag is roomy and has 2 pockets, one inside and one outside.

I may need to make one these for myself!

Monday, September 16, 2013


It feels so good to say that!  I don't know why I was putting it off, but it is finally done.  Not half bad, If i do say so.  I can see mistakes and I am not just being humble.  But it is pretty good.  Every quilt is a learning experience.  I learned quite a bit on this one.  It will be a very warm quilt, with batting and a fleece backing.  Here's to the next one.

Sunday, September 8, 2013


Product DetailsI have been making much progress on the Doctor quilt in the past week.  All of the denim squares are finished.  After practicing and starting the spiral design on the other squares, I decided to rethink it.  I am just not good enough yet and my machine cannot handle all of that bulk for that design.  It required a lot of movement and the quilt got it it's own way.  I like the linear choice I have made instead, but I am disappointed that I couldn't use my original idea.

The design I chose is from 501 Quilting Motifs from The Patchwork Place.  It has a lot of good designs in it and directions on continuous line quilting.  A very handy book to have for inspiration.

If I keep up this pace I could have this one finished in a week!  Cross your finger.

I made the most progress today while my friend kept me company.  I get so much more done in a social setting than I do alone.  Although I avoid cutting fabric in a social setting - that I have done in the past with disastrous results.  But I far more enjoy piecing with friends.  What do you think?

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Doctor Who

It has been a while since I have posted about the Doctor Who quilt.  Mainly because I had put it aside for a while.  But it is back on my radar. 

The denim squares are done with alternating angles.  I am aiming for the look of waves, movement.  I think the outer points of the block look like Tardis - fans of Doctor Who will know what I mean. The surrounding squares with the mini Doctors I want to use a large spiraling pattern to simulate time travel and chaos.