I’m Back!

Geez I can’t believe it’s been so long since I posted! I’ve been busy taking a class on preparing taxes (even though I’m a CPA – company policy!)…I won’t bore you with the details. My grandmother had a quintuple bypass (open heart surgery) a week ago and is still in the hospital. I was fortunate to be able to use a buddy pass from my inlaws to fly home to Mississippi to see her for a few days.  And in 6 hours I start a two day long “Policies and Procedures” class for the tax company.

I have a baby clothes quilt in the works – here is the mockup:

And I’ve also been cranking out some of Anna’s gathered clutches for Christmas presents! I so love her pattern.

What have you been up to?

Bag Lady

Well I have a few bags to show you! I made two identical bags like this (see Anna’s tutorial for instructions) a while back but kept forgetting to post a picture. I made one for my mom and one for my grandmother.

For my stepdad Mark, I used Anna’s tutorial except I didn’t gather the background fabric. I used my machine to write a message on the inside of the bag.

I like to keep those tiny plastic bags that extra buttons or thread come in when I buy a new pair of pants and the like. I was keeping them in a sandwich size Ziploc bag and decided to make a small fabric bag with a snap closure for them. Below is what I came up with. I didn’t use a pattern – I just improvised!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Summer Sampler, DWR and 2 Bags

I finished 3 more blocks from the Summer Sampler Series, so here are the 9 blocks together – 3 more to go!

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Lucky Pieces

Flower Garden Path

Kansas Dust Storm

I am way behind on the Double Wedding Ring Quilt Along hosted by Kaelin at The Plaid Scottie, but I do have some arcs completed.

I also have two bags to show you. The black and red one is for my UGA alum husband, who drives a red car with black racing stripes, and the blue one is for my mom (part of her birthday present). I used this tutorial for the blue bag.

The other part of my mom’s birthday present is a quilted version of her company’s logo, to be framed and hung in her office.

Company logo
Logo quilt-ified
I basically just printed the logo onto foundation piecing paper, and pieced it that way.  Not too bad if I do say so myself!