Friday, January 13, 2012

sew & tell v3.14: oh my stars! and bags! etc...

Hey friends! I had every intention of sharing a fun recipe with you this week.  Unfortunately as it goes, me (aka mom) got the sickies that everyone else in my house have been sharing for the last month! I thought I had successfully avoided it this time, but alas, the ear infection would prove otherwise!

I managed to get a guest post written for my friend Vicki's Focus on Free Motion Quilting series!

She is having link ups, guest posts, and prizes at the end of the month!  Go check it out, it's sure to be a good time.

For sew & tell this week, I thought I'd share a few other finishes from some December sewing.

I have had this bag in mind for a long time. In fact I had it almost finished when I took it to a sewing group back in the fall! It sat around being neglected and I finally finished it up.

Megan's bag
The fabric is Oddysea by Momo for Moda.  I really love the shell print and the subtle colors.  It's a little change from my bright and vibrant Amy Butler and Sandi Henderson choices.

Megan's bag - interior

I love making these quilted dishmats.  I think it's very cute and kitchen-y!
quilted dish drying mat

I do love this citrus print.  It's from Patty Young's Sanctuary line.  I'd like to get my hands on some more!

I also made another quilt top this week.  I actually made the SAME one as the giant star from last week, but started with 10.5" squares, so it's finished at about 40" x 40".  It's a group effort for a mutual friend.  Another friend is quilting it and a 3rd doing the binding.  So it counts as a finish, right?

giant star round 2

It was raining the day I finished it, so I had brotherlouwho hold it up inside so you could have a little perspective as to the baby quilt size compared to the last one.

Your turn to share!  Show us what you've got finished!
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12 crafty mcCrafters commented:

Sara @ Sew Sweetness said...

Awww, I'm sorry about the sickness :-( Oh man I am so excited about that free motion series! I have never tried!

Leslie said...

sorry about being sick! but look at the beautiful things you made! wow! I love your bag and that quilt top, I WANT to do one of those and now I need that citrus print! ;)

Marcia - Crafty Sewing and Quilting said...

Hope you are feeling better FAST! Love you quilted dishcloth! Thanks for hosting! Have a great day!

lemonadegal said...

I'm clicking over to the free motion quilting series. Learning that is a goal for this coming year. Hope you feel better soon!!

Nicole said...

Too bad about being sick. I'm loving that star you made. Seeing stuff like that is bringing my sewing mojo back. (It left after November.)

Heather said...

Another gorgeous star quilt! I just love the fabrics you've used in both of these quilts. :o)

Kim said...

Cool bag and diggin the star!!!!!

Angie said...

Love the bag! I am finishing a quilt in Odyssea and have to agree that the colors are just right - and also a change from my typical bright fabric choices.

bethanndodd said...

You sure have been busy! Super cute bag! I definately think the baby Star quilt is a finish ;) What special gift! Thanks for hosting. Smiles~Beth

ktquilts said...

Beautiful bag, and I am still loving the star! Great colors!

Suzanne said...

I love the big star! The colours are great!

BumbleBee Bagz said...

That quilt is stunning!!! I may have to make one of these.