Saturday, March 27, 2010

On a roll...?

After a long time of no sewing it looks like I'm on a bit of a roll ;-) A little while back I had a request for a tote bag, and since a planned game night yesterday was canceled I found myself in the company of Bernie. I got all the pieces cut, the front pieced and quilted last night, and starting sewing just after breakfast today the bag itself has just been put together:





Pretty pleased with it :-) Hope the person who will receive it will be pleased, too!

More quilty news is that I have finally gotten my Carolina Christmas quilt basted! A bit of a nightmare job:
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This is one heavy quilt due to all those seams, and will probably take me a long time to quilt - need to be diciplined and do it in small dosages ;-)

Happy quilty weekend!
Hugs and stitches from
Anne Ida

Friday, March 26, 2010

It's quilted, bound and washed :-D

Woohoo! It's the first quilt I have finished this year! And to think it took only three months (almost)! *lol*

The quilting is fairly simple; some stippling in the blocks, a "quilting-made-easy" thing in the setting squares



and I used one of my stencils in the setting triangles - it is a really simple stencil to do, but I think it's very decorative.



In the border I did a very simple meandering, same shapes as the stippling in the blocks, only a bit larger.

Hugs and stitches from
Anne Ida

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Borders are on

I promised an update on the Bear's Paw once the borders were on, and this is what it looks like:

A little different, but quite fun ;o) I still have to figure out how I'm going to quilt it, think I might have some stencils that will fit...

Another update is that last night I did a new layout on my leaders and enders blocks, and I think I have enough of these patches for a lap size quilt:

Now I "just" have to do all the setting squares, and I still have lots of these 1.5" squares, so I'm thinking perhaps doing something along the line of a scrappy border... we'll see ;o)

Hugs and stitches from
Anne Ida

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Getting my mojo back?

Not too much sewing here lately, and hence not much activity on this blog. Thank goodness for the concept of blogging without obligation :o) But some small things have been sewn over the last couple of weeks.

A bookmark for a friend's birthday:



A needle book for another friend's birthday - recognise the stitchery on the outside?



And the start of a little quilt from my all time favorite traditional block - the bear's paw:

I'm still thinking about borders, but hope to come up with something that will work shortly :o)

Hugs and stitches from
Anne Ida