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Sunday, October 2, 2011

The deadline is approaching

for the giveaway that is! Midnight tonight - that's just a smidge over 1.5 hours away!  Click here for the post to leave your comment.

I had a busy sewing weekend - yaaaay!  My DH was a way, so I got to sew uninterrupted by having to cook and converse - don't you just love those weekends?  Miss you honey, but boy was I busy!  Good times!
quilted love
The wedding quilt - pretty soon I'll be saying that for the last time - just has to be bound - I finished the quilting today, and instead of putting a label on the back, I quilted the details in to the quilt.
instead of  a label

The bindings all ready to go, and since I'm going to machine it completely, my aim is it will be done on Wednesday.  Can't get to it sooner as I have meetings this week - my Little Group meets tomorrow night - I think we've got ourselves a new challenge, but I missed the last meeting so I'll find out tomorrow, and I've got a quilt show committee meeting for the Blue Mountain Quilters Guild.  The show is October 2012, but we're just getting started with the planning.

After seeing all those cute little zipper pouches around blogland, I decided I had to try - here are my attempts, using this tutorial.
silk pouch
Silk pouch
linen pouch
Line pouch
I think these two qualify for Canoe Ridge Creations Sew Modern Monday, so I'm linking up!
{Sew} Modern Monday at Canoe Ridge Creations

and after making these two, I decided to make a bigger one with the thought of taking my knitting back and forth to work, I played around and came up with a different design.
knitting bag
Linen Knitting bag

And then today I really wanted to do something different so I decided to try the 3 Creative Studios Technique of the Month, thread sketching,the tutorial compliments of Monika of My Sweet Prairie
Thread sketched eye
Thread sketching

I also got started on my Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild Habitat  Challenge, but can't show you that yet!

It was such a fun weekend!  I hope your's was productive, too!
Happy quilting!


Mary said...

Your thread sketching is cool!

Beth said...

Quilting in the details on the wedding quilt is a great idea. It looks wonderful.
Love your bags...espicially the knitting bag. I need one of those.
Love your thread painting.

Melissa ;-) said...

Love the writing on your quilt and the thread sketching is amazing!

Helena Silva said...

Amei sua colcha e sua bolsinhas, sãi um encanto, tudo muito lindo e inspirador por aqui.

Gina said...

You sure were busy! Great little purses and thread sketch!

elle said...

Great eye!

Renate said...

My but you have an "eye" for thread sketching!! Sorry couldn't help the pun! I do love your little bags. Gonna have to check out the tutorial you got the pattern from.

felicity said...

Ha ha cooking and conversing really cut in to quilting time. Hooray for quilty weekends and wow what a lovely bit of stitching!

Poppyprint said...

The wedding quilt is so stunning, Janet. I love that you quilted the details right in. Your eyeball is impressive, as are those lovely pouches!

Lynn said...

I love how you quilted the label information right on the quilt!

Your pouches are so cute! Thanks for the tute link. I've made a few pouches and am always looking for new pouch ideas.

Anonymous said...

well done on those pouches - they look fab! And thanks for linking to my tute.

And wow - that eye is amazing - super great job! said...

Wow, look at you go! I love that wedding quilt. That was such a good idea to quilt it right in there! And the eye is great! Thanks for doing it and posting it in flickr. The winners are chosen randomly, and the prizes are pretty cool!
: )

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