Showing posts with label Little Glam Bag. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Little Glam Bag. Show all posts

Friday, July 13, 2012

History Quilter Podcast Episode 29 Loads of Chatter

Yesterday afternoon I pulled my microphone out of its box, fired up Audacity and started recording.  Although I chatter on for a good forty minutes you will not year any quilt history in this episode but I do have a quilt history topic already planned for Episode 30.  Episode 29 Loads of Chatter is now available on iTunes, Podbean and Stitcher Radio.

In Episode 30 I'll be talking about the history of Double Wedding Ring Quilts and as I ask in this podcast, if you have any history of your own with this type of quilt please share that here and I'll include it in my next podcast.  Have you made one?  Have you received one? If so, please e-mail me a photograph or a link to a blogpost and I'll add it to my blogpost for that episode.

Books I'm reading:
Sacrilege by S.J. Parris. A historical thriller set in 16th century England.  Only half way through but a great read so far.

Please visit Tanesha at the Crafty Garden Mom Podcast for loads of excellent book suggestions and reviews.

What I'm working on:
Little Glam Bag for my next trip - Anna Maria Horner Good Folks in Fortune

Sea Glass Quilt Top
 Yesterday's Harvest:
Jalapenos, Zucchini, Early Girl & Roma & Yellow Pear Tomatoes

Thanks for listening!
Ciao~
Susan

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

WIP Wednesday: When Bad Rotary Cutting Happens to Good People

The last ten days:  work + school + life = no crafting therefore no blogging.  

Today:  lots of free time = crafting and blogging.  Yea!  So I sewed up two new pouches - one for me and one for a friend who is going on a little vacation.  

For a friend
Could not resist Going Coastal fabric in a local fabric store (M&L) yesterday. Wanted to make myself up a new pouch and walked around and around looking for the perfect fabric.  Could not believe it when I spied this as I have almost bought it online many times.  Lining is Hullabaloo by Urban Chicks from the Dots Swap hosted by Debbie from A Quilter's Table earlier this year.  Love it Debbie!  

For me


Works in Progress: 
T-Shirt Quilt - earlier this week I was ready to start stitching up the t-shirt quilt.  The t-shirt blocks were squared up and ready to go and I decided to go through the solid Kona Light Grey fabric just to make sure those were squared up as well.  Well....they were NOT.  I had cut the Kona squares while I was sitting on the floor - big mistake.  (If you are a Stash Resolution Podcast listener - my title is respectfully taken from one of her segments in her show.)  All of the Kona squares are at least 1/2 inch off.  What the heck was I doing that night while cutting?  Must have been a rare night that I was actually watching what was on TV.   That project is back on hold until I have time to go buy more fabric.

Quilt for my best bud - Minimal cutting and no sewing.  Her birthday is coming soon so this needs to be first on my list for next week.

Latte Quilt update:  My quilt top has now been quilted by Nena of Nena's Quilt Shack and is now in Houston, TX!  I pulled this photo off the FB account Nena.  You can see the binding she sewed on the front.
Latte Quilt
I'm so anxious to see photos of the Latte Quilt up in the Hoffman Fabric's booth at Quilt Market.  

Please visit Lee at Freshly Pieced to see what others are working on this week.

Have a super fun Wednesday evening - wherever you are.
Susan

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Swap Intimidation

I am participating in the Goodie Swap 2011 hosted by Cindy from Fluffy Sheep Quilting and until two days ago I had not started on my projects.  I've had a whole month to figure out and work on these projects but I kept putting the process off, choosing to work on other things.  WHY?  I was intimidated by the thought that what I would be sending to my partners would not be good enough.  

A very motivating e-mail from Cindy last week knocked me out of my discomfort zone and got my creative juices flowing.  I used the Little Glam Bag pattern from Pink Sand Beach Designs that I used back in July to make myself a pouch.  After posting the photos on Flickr last night and receiving many positive comments from other swap members I learned a good lesson.  
What is my lesson?  Don't be intimated. What's the point?  

So here is what I have completed so far:  
Goodie for Partner #1

Goodie for Partner #2
So the goodies are done and now it's on to the mug rugs.  Will I coordinate the mug rugs with the pouches or not?  Not sure as I have seen others on Flickr (do visit the Goodie Swap 2011 Flickr group) do both.  

I'm linking up with Fabric Tuesday at Quiltstory - just noticed that there were quite a few Christmas themed items linked for this week....are we supposed to be thinking about Christmas already?  

Felice Martedi, 
Susan

Monday, July 11, 2011

A Little Glam Bag for a Vacation

I recently purchased the Little Glam Bag pattern made by Pink Sand Beach Designs at a local quilt shop (Cranberry Quiltworks in Yorba Linda, CA) while on the Southern California Quilter's Run back in June.

Little Glam Bag by Pink Sand Beach Designs
While on the shop hop I was looking for a bag pattern that was small enough to hold just what I needed for an upcoming quick trip: cell phone, chap-stick, cash and the necessary identification cards we all need.  This bag was perfect.  It used two fat quarters, a 1/4 yard of fusible fleece (enough to make three of four bags) and a seven inch zipper.  I added a ribbon and a charm to "glam" it up.  It took me about three hours to sew this bag up and when done I was very happy with the results.  The optional wrist strap was the right addition as I was walking busy streets and wanted that added protection to prevent myself from dropping the bag or having it taken out of my hand.

The bag finishes up at 81/2" wide and 5 1/4 tall - a perfect little glam bag size!  It was so easy to carry around while on my short trip and now I have the added benefit of having a visual reminder of a wonderful time.

Little Glam Bag

a fun pop of yellow on the inside
I'm linking up with Megan at Canoe Ridge Creations for Sew Modern Monday today and Quiltstory for Fabric Tuesday so go check out what other's have created - I've already peeked and there are some gorgeous creations to view!
Enjoy your Monday,
Susan