Friday, April 13, 2012

A Quilt for Jessica

Here are some pictures of the quilt I am making for my daughter Jessica.  The fabrics that I used are Terraine designed by Kate Spain, this fabric is just so beautiful.  Jessica fell in love with the fabric as soon as she saw it and wanted me to make her a quilt with it.  I saw this spiderweb quilt in a magazine, and since I love spiders and spiderwebs I thought this would be a good design for the fabrics.  I started out with the size of the blocks that they used in the magazine, then I felt I would like larger blocks, so I enlarged the block.  Then I made a practice block with pink strips that I had left over from another project, I did not want to waste the Terraine Jelly Roll.  I will make the smaller blocks into toss cushions for the bed.   Jessica is very happy, she says that this quilt is her favorite quilt I have ever made.  It is not finished yet, I will post a picture of the finished quilt when that time comes.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Bag Class

These are pictures of the bags that I will be teaching in a class next Saturday.  The little one is from an Atkinson Designs pattern called Lollipop Bags.  The second is one of mine, Cool Cat Creations, I have designed it from the left-overs from the first bag when starting with 3 fat quarters.  The second bag is a much larger size and great for a cosmetic bag, the Lollipop bag is perfect for carrying a few essentials, and this size is popular among young people right now.  Lots of people are afraid to put a zipper in, so this is a good opportunity to try, both bags have zippers.  The main fabric that I have  used is a gorgeous Laurel Burch fabric.