Sunday, January 27, 2013

January 2013

Warm Blessings.  A friend wanted me to make her a quilt.  When I got the email with this quilt pictured in it, I thought of her.  These are her colors.  She fell in love with it, so I ordered the magazine and as soon as I got my Christmas projects finished, I began this quilt.  The directions were great, but wrong.  The designer posted on her blog that they had the layout wrong, so I thought that was it.  After I had all the blocks made and started laying it out, I noticed that the blocks were totally wrong.  The magazine had an addendum about this mistake, but of course I didn't get that.  I know that magazines can have mistakes in them, but this was two major mistakes. I bought the magazine so I could easily make this, save time and money by getting the right amount of    fabric.  It did none of that for me.  I was pretty disappointed with the magazine, but delighted with the quilt.  It is beautiful!

 Here are a couple of more finishes for January.  One was an old quilt that was languishing in my WIP's basket.  The other (on the left) is a baby quilt I made with the extra's from Missouri Quilt Co's Serendipity Quilt.
This is the zig zag quilt that I started at the shore last year.  I finally finished it.  I followed a pattern for the layout, but looking at it all finished, I think I would have laid it out a little bit differently.  It is a little bit off to me.

Now to go work on some more quilts!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

ipad bag and progress on Easy Street

My husband gave me an Ipad for Christmas.  I wanted a bag to carry it upstairs with me, along with my mp3 player and my phone.  I didn't have enough hands to carry them all separately.  I didn't make this exactly how I wanted to, I wanted a flap to cover the top and the front pockets, but I messed up a bit, so I just left those off.  I didn't have  a large enough piece of fabric for the zippered pocket, so I just pieced some together.  

 The two different sized pockets are for my phone and my mp3 player.  The bag is functional and good enough for me.  It serves the purpose for which it was made.  I can put my readers in the bag, my cords and my ear buds.  I may still add a closure somewhere along the line if I decide to use the bag outside of the house.

Here is my progress so far on Easy Street.  I had some family matters to attend to today so I didn't get a chance to work on it.  I am thinking of adding a pieced border.

Here is the design I came up with.  I am still on the fence about whether or not I am going to use this.