Monday, February 14, 2011

Lazy days of.....spring??? I'm not going to jinx it here....but the weather is NICE right now;)  I've got my windows open, fresh air in the house, and something besides layers of flannel on;)

I think I have been busy this week.  Besides the two totes I showed at the beginning of last week, I got these done also....

I made the first one just because it was fun;)  The second one here is for a lady at work.  I broke two sewing machine needles and bent a dozen pins getting this together.  I think there were eight layers of denim, two layers of batting, two think layers of interfacing, and two layers of the white and red print.  This is a hefty bag.  Very sturdy.

As for quilting.....

This one is almost done;)  I have two more sides of hand sewing binding on.  I pulled the binding out of my spare binding box....

Whenever I make bindings, I keep the leftover parts.  I figured they would come in handy sometime;)  And since they are all the same width, all I have to do is sew the little pieces into one long string, and done!!  Waste not, want not;)

Oh...and Oscar is still convinced that this quilt is his....

;)
I pulled out another UFO to sit and stare at.....

I think this one has been a UFO for about 5 years or so.  I love it, but I ran into a snag when I got to the border.  I pulled it out today to see if I can figure out what next.  I'm thinking a black thin border, then another thin red one, then black and white chunks of blocks with a multi colored binding.  It will make it wide enough use as a crib quilt, or a wild wall hanging.

I think that's it for now;)  I've got to get back to work, and out for a walk before the sun sets for the day;)

Happy Quilting!!

8 comments:

Just Another Quilter said...

Love the star quilt. It has that black and white feel a fun whimsical feel. It looks like it would be one of the those you just have to go with it....the brighter, louder it is the better it looks.

Marsha said...

I like the star quilt, too. The bright stars really pop against the black and white. Your border idea sounds good. I love quilts with scrappy binding. Bits of different fabric in the binding really makes it interesting. The bags are great. I really like your "fun" one. I'm sure it will attract lots of attention! Isn't this weather great? We did some tree trimming this morning and I am worn out. Enjoy it while we have it!

Katie said...

First off, let me explain to you what my kitties have explained to me: everything in the house belongs to the cat. If it's warm and snuggly and soft, you might as well just give up. They'll share, yes, but it's THEIRS!

I love the star quilt. Did you make it up, or is it a pattern? Either way, it's great and would make a fantastic baby quilt with all the bright colors on the black and whites.

---"Love" said...

That star quilt is quite special! I love all the colors and fabrics! The bags are really pretty too! ---"Love"

Liriopia said...

Wow to the star quilt! Do I recognize some of those black & white prints? It is getting warmer here, too. Most of the snow is gone from my garden and the pansies I planted in the fall are starting to perk up. Can't wait for Spring and the daffodils.

Liri

Country Log Cabin Quilter said...

It looks like we ALL love the star quilt!! I also love the VW fabric backing. The bags look great - I don't like sewing on denim. And I do the same thing with binding. It does come in handy. I couldn't tell if the stars are going to fray.

canuckquilter said...

I love love love that UFO! I hope it doesn't stay a UFO much longer. The bright stars on the balck and white are great. Nice bags too.

Beth said...

Me too...love the stars. Your border idea sounds good.
Great bags.
Looks like you have been very busy.
Enjoy the warm up while it lasts.