Sunday, January 9, 2011

Weekend sewing

I was going to sew on some blue scraps for Scrappy Saturday....but,  I found some little kits that called my name first. I still plan on working on more blue this month. When I think of January, I think of blue, so I'll be working on blue the whole month.    One thing I want to accomplish this year is to sew up any small kits I have.  At one time, I was in charge of the Guild store.  I had to think up several items to sew up during the year to sell. I made up alot of kits to give out to our members and I just got in the habit of making up or putting together kits.  Alot of this spilt over from working in the quilt shops too.  Now, I try to put fabric together with patterns and anything extra (like templates or special rulers) into a kit and keep it all together so it can be located quickly. This works out really well for me but I have alot of kits to finish this year. 

I made this little fabric tray first:

I had chocolate given to me at Christmas, so this will sit close to the sewing machine for a quick chocolate fix. These little fabric baskets are quick and easy to make.  I have made them over the years to hold napkins, cards, cloth coasters or whatever else you want to put in them.  They are alot of fun to make. There is a tutorial for a fabric tray on the side of my blog...This tutorial is how I make my trays except  I use ribbon instead the fabric ties and I go all the way acoss the  fabric with a zig zag stitch to hold it down. I also put a handle on mine but you can leave the handle off, it is up to you. 

I won this little kit as a door prize from my small group a few months ago and I decided to go ahead and put it together too...It was alot of fun. It was short some fabric and I had to pull some out of my stash but that was ok too.  I worked on the blocks yesterday and finished the  bias stems and leaves today and sewed it together this morning.

I'm not sure how I'm going to quilt this yet so I'll let it sit and I'll think on it a bit.  Ok, that's all for now, I just pulled out my UFO 3 to work on and I've got to get busy with it.  I'm doing Nancy's UFO challenge this year and she chose #3. I have four blocks left on this and I've got to lay it out to see how I want to arrange the blocks...I'll show you some of that later. Go get busy and enjoy the afternoon.  It looks like I might be staying home tomorrow due to all the snow. Oh, what a shame!  Til next time, happy sewing,


Jackie said...

Linda, I really like the log cabin project you just finished. I'm interested to see how you decide to quilt it.

Barb said...

I love your kits...that fabric tray is adorable....

swooze said...

Nice projects. I hope to do some smaller things this year as well. So many things to do!

Was great seeing you Friday night. See you in two weeks!

Sandi Butler said...

Lovely projects! A good idea to keep the kit things together, saves time in the long run. You sound very organised!

Hooked on Quilting said...

Wow!! Love the handle! Wish I'd put one on mine.

Love everything!


scraphappy said...

I like your kit idea. It is nice to be able to pull out a container and have everything ready to go.

Peg said...

Love the log cabin - and that 'dish' - I have a larger version, made by copying one my friend had, will have to show you sometime!

Anonymous said...

Oh, I love the little quilt. It's wonderful with those leaves and vines in the middle. Never hurts to have a bit of chocolate close by, either. You'll get something blue going soon, I'm sure. Love your decision to use up those kits.

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