Monday, September 7, 2009

A week of projects!

After getting over super sensative self I decided to get some work done.  So, this has been a week of many projects. 

Sunday, I made these bags for my former advisees.  There are actually two more, but I figured this post was picture heavy enough.  My girls ( yes, they are still mine) started the first day of their Senior Year in High School last Monday, so I put these bags filled with goodies in their mailboxes bright and early Monday morning.  They were a big hit!

Monday I tackled my Old Red Barn quilt along Zig Zag quilt.  I have been collecting fruit and veggie fabrics, and decided that this was the perfect project for them.  I had the squares cut already, but drew all of the lines, sewed, ironed, cut, and sewed some more for almost 5 hours to get the top done.  However, once I put it on our bed I realized it was too small.  So, this week it will get large white boarders on it to make it work!

Tuesday I threw this baby quilt together.  I had a charm pack of Snippets that I was holding on to for...well, that was the point, nothing really, so I decided to make a mini version of Crazymomquilts 9-patch quilt along to see what my larger one will look like.  Note to self: make sure your blocks are all 6.5" BEFORE you start sewing.  I did quite a bit of Un-sewing to make the sashing line up properly.

Wednesday I finally put this little cutie together.  I have had the blocks sitting around for almost 2 years now.  I made a similar one for a friend's baby, and ended up with extra blocks.  So, I threw the blocks up on my design wall last week, and have been looking at them for awhile.  It was not quite big enough on its own, so added a coin boarder.  I really like the way it turned out!  

Thursday was basting day.  I commandeered a friends kitchen floor ( ours is about 1 square foot total) and got to work.  Let me just say that this is the first time I have taped the backing fabric they way you are " supposed to", and it really works---imagine that :-)

Friday I turned a King size flat sheet into an XXL twin sheet for a friends son.  He is about 6'5" and has never had a sheet that fits him.  Well, he is off to college and so I went to work.  It ended up being 56" by about 133" long....HUGE really.  But, it fits him perfectly, so it looks likeI will be making a few more once they find some fun sheets.

Saturday I had a request for 16 bags for my former employer.  They need them by Wednesday, so I've been a sewing machine.  Here are the first 6- well, actually there are 8 in the photo, but the baby ones are just for fun!

Sunday was spent at a Family reunion for my Husband's family.  It was a long day for family, and everyone  slept soundly last night ( to say the least).  Today will bring more bags!  I'll post a picture of the finished projects soon.

Peace be with you.


  1. Whoa, you sew fast. I'm happy if I get one little sewing project done every week or so.

    I love the pig fabric. A couple years ago I made a bunch of bibs for LW using that same pig print fabric. It's super cute. I saved the scraps, but I'm not a quilter so I'll think of something else to make with them.

  2. Having a brain blip at the moment, and I may be off a day or two, but have a happy birthday Isaac!