Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Beautiful Birds blog hop

Hello All,

It's my day today, to show you what I made with this Beautiful Bird fabric by Elizabeth's studio's.
Thank you to Lana, for being such a great hostess and keeping us going while our wonderful Samm is concentrating on personal matters.

My sweet friend Pat sent me a panel of the Birds and one of the tree, and as soon as I received it, I thought it would look great on a bag or two. Here's the fabrics I choose to go with the bird panel. Which I fussy cut.

My family of 6 are big readers, especially my daughter and I. And when we go to the library, we have to have BIG bags to bring home books for everyone (Even my 3yo loves getting books.)

So I decided to update our library bags. I used my original pattern, but didn't put in the zippered pocket and I used patchwork on the front and back. I also quilted it this time, where as in my original pattern, I just used interface. (It's fun to look at one of my first patterns. It's about time I updated it I think. lol)

After cutting up the tree panel, I decided it wouldn't work right in my pattern. I just used the light green instead. I got the pink bag. I love pink and green together. Each side has different bird prints.

My dd is partial to blue, so I looked thru my fabrics to see what I can use for hers. These bright sunflowers look nice with the Birds too.

These bags are BIG, they are 15" square and 10" wide. So they hold a lot of books.

The straps are sewn all along where they touch the bag, to add strength.

 The pattern is free. If you make one, I would love to see it.

 Thanks for stopping by today. And don't forget to visit the other Ladies and see what beautiful projects they made today.


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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

A fun finish

Hello All,

Spring is in the air here in N. California. The Redbuds are in bloom

As are some of my Iris's.

The oak trees are leafing out and we have some fruit on our plum tree!

And here's whats blooming inside...

My first attempt at raw edge applique. Not the greatest work.

But I had a lot of fun, especially with quilting it.

Here's the back, so bright and cheerful.

I'm also working on my Birds blog hop projects. I have one completed, and am hoping to get another one done before my day, next Wed.

I hope you all are getting a bit of sunshine too.

Linking up with Lorna today and Quilt Story, thanks Ladies!

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