23 November, 2017

Story fabrics: Campfire Messenger Bag

Happy Thanksgiving to you all. This is another handbag made from a pattern by: Noodlehead. It is called the Campfire Messenger, and has plenty of room for carrying everything. Those two front pleated pockets with snap fasteners caught my eye immediately. Inside are a slip pocket and a zippered pocket. On the back is another slip pocket. There is a zipper across the top opening, which was a bit challenging for me. Cute zipper pulls add to the style. The interfacing is Pellon® Decor Bond 809®. This bag's dimensions are: 9 1/2" W X 11 1/2" H X 2 1/2" D. Those luscious eclectic fabrics are from the Allegory Story collection by Carrie Bloomston for Windham Fabrics. Want to see the inside and more photos? Follow the link below my signature.

17 November, 2017

Yankee Diary QAL: September and October

So far behind on everything, lol. Finally, here is the September block for the Yankee Diary QAL at: Civil War Quilts Blog. September's was Our Thoughts Are Intense. To see October's, follow the link below my signature. Prim blessings.

15 November, 2017

Home State Pillow: AL

There is such a cute tutorial over at Kelly's My Quilt Infatuation: Home State Pillow. Since Alabama is my home state, here is the completed pillow. The state and heart are machine-stitched zig-zag and the "home" applique is raw-edge machine stitched. The front is quilted and machine-stitched with allover meandering. There is black piping trim around the edges. The fabrics are 100% cotton scraps. This pillow finishes at 18" X 18 1/2", as Alabama is kinda vertical shaped. To see the back of the pillow, follow the link below my signature.

~Linking-up with Kelly at: My Quilt Infatuation: Needle & Thread Thursday~

12 November, 2017

Magnolia Mystery QAL: through November

Finally, here are my blocks for the: Magnolia Mystery Quilt Along. This is the cutting and block piecing (some are not in the photo), catching me up through November. Hoping that my chosen colorway will look good in the completed quilt. There is not a lot of contrast between the aqua and the lime (fabrics A and B), but there is some contrast. Looking forward to the next instructions. Prim quilting blessings.

07 November, 2017

Splash of Color QAL: piecing blocks progress

Here is the progress on my Splash of Color quilt top. 'Got most of the blocks sewn into rows now. The pattern is Mythical Lanterns by Jen Carlton Bailly (download it at RobertKaufman.com- patterns). What a fun QAL this is. It is not too late to join in. Visit the link party to see progress on other people's quilt tops. It is truly a vibrant and colorful sight. Prim quilting blessings.

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01 November, 2017

7th Blogoversary winner!

Thank you to all who entered the 7th Blogoversary Giveaway. Looking forward to many more wonderful years of blogging. Random Number Generator© selected #1, which is:

Barb of Barb's Heartstrokes Blog


Congratulations to Barb. Be sure to visit and follow her craft-filled blog. Prim blessings.

28 October, 2017

Splash of Color QAL

Hello blogging friends. Making a post in the PM, out of my ordinary, lol. Pictured above is my progress on the: Splash of Color QAL going on at Busy Hands Quilts. This is some of the quilt top piecing. The idea is to incorporate splash of color into a quilt with a black and white or grey and white background. My chosen pattern is Mythical Lanterns by Jen Carlton Bailly (download at RobertKaufman.com- patterns). Stay tuned to see the progress. I am also working on some other QALs, and will be posting their progress soon. It's so easy to fall behind, lol.

On another note, if you have noticed the past several days that the GFC gadget is displaying Error 502, you are not alone. Google is aware of the problem and is working to repair it. There are some, incl. myself, who have already posted about it in the Product Forum. Hopefully it will soon be repaired. Meanwhile, you may follow this blog via Google+, Bloglovin', Linky Followers, RSS, or via Email. The 7th Blogoversary Giveaway is still going on also. Prim blessings.

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