Thursday, March 05, 2015

I've reposted for a reason...

I'm still in need of 5/8 yard of this gorgeous fabric by Nel Whatmore. It's a 2014 Free Spirit (Westminster Fabrics) fabric and the line is called Merry Go Round. SKU #PWNW049-Grey

I've got it listed at, on instagram, and at the Sew It's For Sale yahoo group site in addition to here on the blog so I'm hoping to find it somewhere!!

If you have any of this fabric (or know someone who does) and you can spare 5/8 yard of it, please contact me at imquilternity at yahoo dot com  or terricohen at gmail dot com to provide me with payment information.

I'm reposting because Karin Vail left a comment on the original post stating she had a yard she was willing to part with. However, I never received an email nor do I have any kind of contact info for her (since she is "no-reply") so I'm hoping she'll be reading this post and will try to contact me again. If I don't respond, please make the assumption I haven't received the email and try, try, try again! :)) Also, in answer to yesterday's comment regarding the houses fabric, it's by Michele D'Amour for Benartex fabrics. I can find the style # if you want it.

I've also had an email from Lori and she is looking for 1 1/4 yards and if I'm contacted, I'll let her know about it.

Thanks so much!

Take care,

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

I almost forgot to share this...

Today I completed this Classmate Bag/Caddy. I've been working on it off and on for a couple of weeks, when I had a spare moment. I made it for a friend and I'll be giving it to her tomorrow. I can't wait to see how she likes it.

This is such a wonderful and fairly easy pattern to make. It's just a bit time consuming, but it is very rewarding to see it finished. Here's the one I made for myself and which I use all the time!

Take care,

Sunday, March 01, 2015

Lovin' this lazy day...

It's raining and that's such a treat for us here in So Cal. That makes it a perfect, cozy day for making chicken noodle soup. We finished off the very last container from the freezer last night. Believe me when I say that if you like chicken noodle soup, you will want to make this recipe. It's soooo good! And, it makes 12 servings. I'm also working on taxes -ugh- and the smells from the kitchen make it somewhat more bearable. :)

I made scones this morning from here, only I substituted chocolate chips for the strawberries. Mmmm... good! The extras went into the freezer for future morning treats. DH loved these and ate quite a few in one sitting.

I've been lax in getting this Sew Together Bag posted here on the blog. It's been finished for over a week, maybe two. It was fun picking out all the fabrics to use and easy to sew. I'll be making more for sure. Now, I'm in the process of cutting out a Caravan Tote to begin at quilting on Tuesday. I must say that the instructions are a little confusing, but I'm sure I'll muddle my way though it. It's worth it cuz it's a cute bag!

This will be a busy week for me as we're having company for 10 days beginning Monday next week. Not quite sure I'm ready for that...

Take care,

Thursday, February 26, 2015

I'm desperately seeking...

5/8 yard of this gorgeous fabric by Nel Whatmore. It's a 2014 Free Spirit (Westminster Fabrics) fabric and the line is called Merry Go Round. SKU #PWNW049-Grey

If you have any of this fabric and you can spare 5/8 yard of it, please contact me at imquilternity at yahoo dot com to provide me with payment information.

eta:  (Denise from Sacramento... please email me again since I never received your original email. I'm very interested in your fabric!!)

Thanks so much!

Take care,

Saturday, February 21, 2015

So much beautiful work...

I'm just amazed (I don't know why) at the creativity of my small Tuesday group of women. There are only seven of us and yet the work that comes out of the group is astounding. Truly. I know I've said it before, but I'm saying it again, "I'm so blessed and grateful to be a part of it."

Here's what was going on this week...

Pat A was working on a Scrappy Many Trips Around the World and look at that color!! This is totally out of character for Pat, but it's a gift and she's been having fun making it. I love it and can't wait to see it all together.

Karen was working on another embroidery panel quilt. She is so fast and does such exquisite work. This photo really does not do it justice. This panel is on my "to do" list.

Katie got her baby quilt back from the quilter and shared it with us. Isn't it adorable and so colorful. Such cute fabric!

here's the back...

Pat P is almost to the point in her Modern Wedge quilt where she can sew her blocks together. Yeah Pat!

And lastly, I wanted to show your our little mascot in our Thursday quilting group. His name is Teddy and he is the best behaved little pooch. He's so cute. He sits directly across the table from me and he occasionally turned in my direction to see what was going on. It's kinda funny.

Take care,

Sunday, February 08, 2015

Zip & Go!

It's been awhile since I made a Zip & Go bag and I almost felt a little rusty while making it. It's such a fun, little bag.

Love the fabrics in this one! In real life the fabric is darker and less red than it appears here!

Take care,

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Our Cargo Duffles... they are finally done!

I've been dying to write this post and show you my Cargo Duffle, but I had promised my friend Pat that we would reveal our bags at the same time. I had mine done before Christmas, but wasn't finished with the lining. Pat finished hers a couple weeks later, but between the holidays, and both of us being sick with the flu, we've just now finished them completely. Which means we've made and inserted our linings. Although the pattern doesn't call for a lining, I really like the finished feel and look that a lining provides. And, it's a blank canvas for pockets. I don't know about you, but I need pockets on the inside of all my bags.

Now that I glance at this photo, I realize that we still need to do the snaps on our pockets. We've been thinking about what we want to do and just haven't found the perfect solution yet. We're thinking maybe the white pearlized snaps would be the best idea... something simple since the bag fabrics are so busy.

I used a very interesting twill fabric from Japan for the body of the bag. It had text upside-down and right-side up and designs going every-which-way. It was a challenge cutting it out, but I'm very happy with the final placement.

I chose a black and white fabric for the lining since I wanted to be able to see inside the bag and I think it's perfect. I bound the top edge of the slip pockets on the one side and did an inset zipper pocket on the other. Just something to make it a bit more fun!!

Pat and I both used Soft & Stable instead of canvas for our bags. It made it much more substantial than the canvas would have and wasn't the least bit more difficult to sew/maneuver. I'm very happy with my bag and have plans to use it right away! :)

I was going to take photos of our bags together last Thursday when we showed them off at our quilting group, but I got so excited that I forgot. Luckily, Pat has the new iPhone which takes wonderful pictures, so she sent me a couple to share with you.

Pat also used the polka dot fabric for her lining and lining pockets. I love these fabrics and they way she chose to combine them.

I think we both liked making this bag so much that we're planning on making a second one. But, in the meantime, we've started another bag pattern that we've been wanting to make for quite awhile. We've picked our fabrics and will start sewing them on Thursday! I'll share as soon as there is enough to share! :)

Take care,

Friday, January 16, 2015

For the last 8 days...

I've been down with the flu. So has the majority of my Thursday group quilting class. It struck 13 of us and we've all been sick since last Friday.

This may seem extreme (and it is... to use the word survived), but that's how it has felt. We are all, in our own ways, starting to see light at the end of what has been a very long tunnel.

I'm anxious to get back to sewing/quilting, but along with everything else that I need to get done, I know I'll have to pace myself. I definitely don't want a relapse!

Take care of yourselves and wash your hands often!! :))

Monday, January 05, 2015

Two more of those boxy pouches... and I'm so happy with them!

These two boxy pouches are gifts for my niece and nephew and they are in the mail today! I know it's no secret that I'm enjoying making these boxy pouches, but I really love the way these two turned out. It's the fabrics for sure!!

That Batman logo is the perfect choice for a boy as it looks very masculine and who doesn't love Batman. And, the other fabric is also perfect since my niece has done her room in black, yellow, and white. She even has a blackboard wall! Cool, right?

That's two more items crossed off my "to do" list and I'm working on a third. I don't do New Year's resolutions or goals, but I am going to make an effort to get some of my UFOs finished this year. Either that or I will give/donate them to someone who will! The first of those is the MATO. I really do love that quilt and want to hang it in my home - soon!

Tomorrow we start meeting again at Jane's for our Tuesday group and I'm so happy to be getting back into my routine. I have missed my friends and our shared quilting time.

Take care,