Sunday, June 27, 2010

Scenic BOM Completed Top

So after a lot of debating, I decided to add a border to my scenic BOM.  I brought the quilt with me to several stores, unsure of what I actually wanted to use.  When I came across this one fabric, I knew right away that it was the perfect border.

Now to think about how I want to quilt it (which, given my track record, probably won't happen until next year ) ;o)

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

"Coupon" Clutch

I was going through a lot of my photos on my blog, updating photos to my flickr account , when I realized I never blogged about the coupon clutch that I made my mom for Christmas.  The pattern is from the Moda Bake Shop by Julie at

I ended up making one for myself that I use for my rotary cutter and other tools when traveling.  Both were made using just one Birdie charm pack.  This one is mine since I gave mine to my mom for Christmas and didn't get a picture of it before I gave it to her.
Here it is opened up:
And here's the back of the clutch.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Another Fiesta! Block

I finished another block for the Fiesta! quilt the other night.  I love how the colors work in this block.
I still have quite a few blocks to go, but progress is progress.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Designer Mystery BOM - Block One

I was excited when I saw that the Fat Quarter Shop was using Kate Spain's 12 Day's of Christmas fabric line for their new Designer Mystery BOM this year and immediately signed up.  Well, yesterday I got my first block and just had to make it the same day.  I had already seen some of the blocks popping up around the web, but was still excited.  Here it is:

I'm looking forward to the rest of the blocks.  This means that I have two BOMs in the works.  Fortunately, the Carol Doak one is usually posted around the first of the month and this one ships on the 10th of the month, so they're spaced out rather well.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Milano Bag

Last week I finished the Milano bag using an Art Gallery kit.  Believe it or not, this was the first bag I've ever made.  I've always just made quilts, but I wanted a quicker project, so I decided to try my hand at a bag.

My biggest issue was that the cording that was supposed to slide into the handles wouldn't fit.  I was even sparse on the measurements when sewing just to make sure it would fit.  Oh well, the handles just aren't as stiff as they were supposed to me.

All in all, I'm fairly happy with how everything came out.  I'm sure my next bag will take a lot less time since I know know what the patterns are referring to when they talk "bag terms."  I know this won't be my last bag, but I'm not going to drop my quilting and start making all bags.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Radiant Star BOM - Block 1

I finished block one of Carol Doak's Radiant Star BOM found on her Yahoo group.  I cracked open my Blush fat quarter bundle for this quilt.  I was slightly hesitant to pull the Moda bow off the fat quarter bundle, but I found the strength to open it up and cut into it.  Here's the first block.

All of the blocks will have the same white background with the pinks, reds, blues, and browns of the Blush fabric line.

Carol also posted a sashing block, but I'm not sure if I'm going to go that route.  I need to wait and see a few more blocks before I decide on the sashing.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

New Carol Doak BOM

Some of you may remember that I participated in Carol Doak's Scenic BOM last year. 

Well, Carol's back with another BOM on her Yahoo Group.  This time it's a Simply Radiant Star BOM! 

June Block
(Photo from Carol's Newsletter at 

Every month Carol will post a new Simply Radiant Star block in the Yahoo Group.  The pattern is free, so it's a great way to use up some fabric from the stash.  I'm planning on  using a fat quarter bundle for this quilt. 

Let me know if you decide to join.  I'd love to see your blocks.