Tuesday, March 27, 2012

A new Florabunda applique block



I have just finished fusing Erin Russek's Florabunda block number five..........I should say it is number 5 in the order that I am completing them.






















I was a little concerned that my colors weren't as bright as the first four I completed, but once I got them side-by-side, I am okay with it.....



















 What do you think? You can see my other Florabunda blocks here.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Free Block of the Month from Lecien - Block 6

Time to download the next block of this beautiful applique quilt! Click on the photo below, to get block six:


Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Quilted Bag Feet

A dear friend of mine, who is quite creative, recently came to quilt guild with a purse she made. I saw the bottom of it and HAD to take a photo to share with you! Anytime I make a fabric bag, one of my concerns is the protection of the bottom. Store made bags often have feet on them - and I am sure that you can purchase them, just like you can other purse hardware. BUT look at this clever idea my friend had:

It was a very cute bag, and I apologize for not getting more pictures, but I was so darned excited about the buttons, I spent too much talking about them and got distracted from getting the pictures. You can sew the buttons on by machine, if you do it before you construct the bag, but the cool thing is, you can add them at any time after creating the bag.....like now!!! - do you have a defenseless quilted bag walking around without any feet?

Free Quilt Pattern - WAY easier than it looks

I recently came across a new-to-me source for free quilt patterns. This one is going on my must-make list. How cute would this be in ...