Monday, June 22, 2015

More Beatle Bags, Black Sewing Machine Mats, butterfly blocks and Happy Pinwheels Quilts

Well, here's two more Beatle bags. I made these for the quilt shop and have one more to make now too. 
I made ten sewing machine mats for the shop. They are going to use them in their classroom.  So when you go take a class, you can use them and stay organized. 
I made these two butterfly blocks to give to my friend. These are for a donation quilt for On Butterfly Wings, a breast cancer survivor's group.  The quilt will be put together and when it is, I'll take a picture and show you. This block was fun and easy to make.  My quilt group made these last year and a few people won the blocks.  I think I'll make me a quilt out of these this year sometime.  I think all different colors would be lovely. 

Here are the three pinwheel quilts my small group made for our friend's family.  They really look all alike but the backings were all different.  Two were queen size and one was a full size quilt.  These were all 30's fabrics.  Fun quilts to make and our friend really liked them. She is giving them to her Mom, sister and niece this week.  We had a great time making these. 

Well, that's it for now. Im working on another Beatle bag and a tablerunner now and will show you those when I have them finished.  I hope you are getting some sewing time in too. Until next time, happy stitching. 

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Shop Samples and a quilt for a friend

I'm working on a lot of things now.  Here are some things I've worked on for a local quilt shop. These are samples for the shop...These are called Beatle Bags and they are very nice bags to carry your sewing and quilting tools in. 

The inside of the bags have plastic inserts that you put your supplies in.

They have two pockets and a detachable pin cushion with walnut shells in them.  These were a lot of fun to make.  Now I have two more to make for the shop and one for me.....

This is a sample for the shop also, It is a Deb Tucker pattern,
 and is called Southern Hospitality. It was also fun to make.  The border is called migrating geese and she has a great video on how to do this on her website.  She also has a lot of videos on her website and her rulers are great to use.  I used her square ruler for this quilt.  The ruler is a rectangle and I thought it was funny that she called it a square ruler...Anyway, go check out her website and see all the great patterns she has plus good videos too. 

I quilted a quilt this week for a friend.  This was one of the pinwheel quilts my group made.  We made three quilts to give to our friend's Mom, sister and niece.  Their homes burnt down and we made them each a pinwheel quilt.   The quilts will be given to her to give to them in about two weeks.  I quilted this one and another friend  quilted the other two.  I don't have to bind it as another friend is doing that.  We are calling these quilts, Happy Pinwheels.. This is a big quilt.  They told me it was a queen size but it's almost a king size.  These are all 30's fabrics.  All the quilts are pinwheels and they are a little different only because of the different color of pinwheel blocks used.  I hope they like the quilts.  They look really pretty close up. 

Well, that's it for now. I hope you are enjoying the beautiful weather and until next time, happy stitching.

Civil War BOW

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Civil War Quilts by Barbara Brackman

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