Thursday, August 18, 2016

A Zippered Pocket Tote Bag

I have lots of tote bags, but my favorite ones have zippered pockets.
Having spaces to hide my gadgets is such a bonus!
Another bonus is being lucky enough to design for Therm-o-web...I love their products!
I'm on their blog today showing how to make a tote with a zippered pocket.
Check it out HERE!

There's instructions for adding the zipper and using Deco Foil for a little sparkle.
Fabric can also be used for the flowers instead of Deco Foil.

I used Fabric Fuse Liquid Adhesive to hold the zipper in place and once it was dry, 
I sewed it along the edge. So easy!

You can download a PDF of this pattern at Just Carol's pattern store HERE.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Christmas Quilting In August

I feel like I'm late to the game by saying, "Christmas Quilting in August."
This was suppose to be one of those Christmas in July projects, but it didn't happen.
It might have been because I was lazy, busy, summer heat, and the other usual excuses.
But, now I'm off and sewing Christmas!

I have a thing about those Moda Jelly Rolls. If I see one on sale I feel the need to buy it.
Never mind what I'm going to do with it. It just calls my name and says, "BUY ME!"
I had a Countdown To Christmas jelly roll AND a pattern by Missouri Star Quilt Company.
Perfect combination!

There's a gazillion pieces in it and it will be big. I like big!
Here's that cute Jenny doing this quilt in a video:

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Getting To Meet Blogger Friends Is The Best!

It's me and Sherry from Createology
Blogger friends are so fun to meet in person. 

I felt like I'd known her for years and our time together just flew by.
Her guy and my guy chatted away next to us while we crammed a lifetime of stuff
 into an hour and half. Next week I hope to drag her to Superior Threads and Quilted Works.
Or, maybe it's her dragging me...either way works for me! I can't wait!

I love, love, love the sweet little treat she brought me...a bunny pincushion!
It looks perfect by my old machine. Thanks, Sherry! Creepy Bunny likes it, too. 

Darryl from Patchouli Moon Studios was suppose to meet us, but it didn't work out.
Missed you, Darryl!

I've been sewing, really I have. Maybe I'll have something to show in a day or two.

Monday, August 1, 2016

In Our Garden Block Of The Month #13 And #14

It's time for new In Our Garden Blocks!
Blocks by Kris from Kris Loves Fabrics are out today.
I love them and I'm sure you will, too!
Kris let me sew them up a little early...lucky me!

My applique block #13
I don't know how it happened, but a worm showed up on the block.
Or maybe it is a snake?

My pieced block #14 

Here's the schedule for all the blocks:

Amy – Sew Incredibly Crazy
You can find Amy's Block #1 and Block #2 HERE
Carol – Just Let Me Quilt 
You can find my Block #3 and Block #4 HERE.
You can find Doris' Block #5 and Block #6 HERE.

You can find Carla's Block #7 and Block #8 HERE.

Susan – Super Mom No Cape
You can find Susan's Block #9 and Block #10 HERE.

You can find Joan's Block #11 and Block #12 HERE.

You can find Kris' Block #13 and Block #14 HERE.

Pat – Life in the Scrapatch
Vicki – More Stars in Comanche
Lana – It Seams to be Sew
Jan - Sew and Sow Farm
Amy – Sew Incredibly Crazy– Final Blocks and wrap up

There's a Facebook page, too! 
Share your blocks and/or see what everyone else is making.