Quilt Archive

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Solar Eclipse

Hello Blog Friends!

No crafting this week, as I was in Nebraska for the Solar Eclipse.  

1515.8..............total miles
$704.33............hotels, meals, gas
2:34 of totality...Priceless

This photograph of the Diamond Ring was taken with my Canon EOS Rebel T5.  The memories are unforgettable.

I'll be back with more crafting next week.

Till then....

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Mesh Beach Bag

Hello Blog Friends!

I'm going to Florida!  My daughter Kerri and husband Doug are celebrating their 10th anniversary on September 12.  They are commemorating this milestone by a renewal of vows ceremony on Cocoa Beach.  Of course Mama has to be there, so off we go again!  

We are staying at a hotel right on the beach, so what would be more fitting than a tropical-themed mesh beach bag?  You'll remember that I made a similar bag for my daughter Kim's birthday in March.  On this one, however, I made my own handles (with fusible fleece inside), instead of purchased belting.  I think they will be easier on the shoulder when toting them along the beach.

I love the fabrics and I love the emoji button decoration.  It was perfect for this project!

More sewing projects coming up next week.  Till then...

Monday, August 7, 2017

Take It All Tote Bag

Hello Blog Friends,

Here is my latest creation, the Take It All Tote Bag.  This was a kit from Connecting Threads.  It was easy and fun to make.  This bag uses Soft and Stable to help it keep it's shape.  There is a minimal amount of quilting on it, and the only binding area is the opening where the wooden handles are.  The bag is fully lined with a pocket.

This one is my donation to the door prize drawing at our upcoming Crivitz scrapbooking weekend next month.  Those of you who follow me get the sneak peek!  I plan to make another one for myself.  

On to the next project.  What will it be?  Tune in next week to find out!