Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Another sneak peek

I have been diligently putting in hours hand quilting this quilt that's on the frame.

This is how much I have left to quilt.

Some of my 'tools.'

I'm hoping to have it all finished this week - fingers crossed.

I'm linking up once again to The Needle and Thread Network. Pop on over to see more of what Canadians are up to this week.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

New quilt - sneak peek

I finally got the top of a new quilt put together. 

It's on the frame and I am hand quilting it.

Here's just a couple of hints and sneak peeks for now.

We had a lovely long weekend. I have so many things on my 'to do' list right now but I'm just going to concentrate on one thing at a time.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

A new tote

I managed to make a new bag - but not for me. My eldest daughter, Laila, likes totes and wanted a cross body one. I did some online searching and came across a pattern that she liked. It just so happens that we had visited Value Village and I found a piece of fabric that was from IKEA. It was quite nice and I picked it up even though I didn't have any idea what I was going to use it for at the time.

 The lining is a bottom weight in light blue. I didn't use any interfacing since the two fabrics together were enough and the pattern didn't call for any.
Laila liked the size and the fabric but she wanted a closure.

So, I sewed on a tab and added a handmade button that her husband had made me.

It turned out to be a very nice size. Big enough to transport baby Esme.

Today is a special day.
Happy Birthday Laila!!