I just finished watching a Craftsy class by Joan Hawley called Zip It Up.
I have made lots of bags but she has techniques and tips that make it
unbelievably easy to make her bags. She makes it very easy to put in a
zipper and......doesn't use a zipper foot!! I did learn that one of the
things I don't do correctly is the pressing which gives it the
Since Halloween is almost here I thought I would share this table topper tutorial
that I made a couple Halloweens back. Candy corn and scary black
cats......perfect! My granddaughters love to put this out for Halloween.
Last week we headed to Elk River, Minnesota to spend time with Builder
Bob's mother and celebrate her 95th birthday with family. Everyone said
to make sure we stopped at SR Harris Fabric in Burnsville, MN so of
course we did.
Several years ago I made the cutest little Halloween quilt from fabrics
my daughter had bought. I thought there might be some of you who never
saw it and would enjoy a fast and easy quilt to make. You can find the
My design wall is behind my door in my quilt room and since the door is
always open......I forget what is back there. This is a batik flower I
made some time ago using leftover Budding Blooms batiks from Island Batik,
the yellow turned out to be too pale so I never finished it. Now I am
thinking about either thread painting it or maybe painting with my
Inktense pencils. Or maybe I should do a color wash on the background.
What do you think? The flower on the right was enhanced in Photoshop.
I should have had this post up about two hours ago but.......I got
distracted......does that happen to you?? I'm going to blame it on
Debbie from Stitchin' Therapy as she does a blog post on Friday called Friday Finds and what caught my eye was the link to Hammered Leaves Art
by Bloom, Bake & Create. I somehow missed the link to the Hammered
Leaves but........I had so much fun reading Lynda's blog and time just
This week I have worked on several different things but nothing is
finished that I can show. I printed out something new with Kaleidoscope
Kreator 3, if you missed my first post about it you can find it here. I
wanted to create a design that was larger than 8.5 x 11 inches so I
printed it as a poster design. For some reason I had a little trouble
with this and wrecked 2 prints but finally I have the 4 prints that I
need. Now to just put them together!
The other day I received a email from someone asking if a Layer Cake could be used with my Scattered pattern. I emailed back and said I thought so, it would just have a different look with all of the different fabrics.
This design makes me think of some kind of modern pine trees covered in
snow. If you look at the green parts.....it just looks like something
abstract. It makes a fun design for a table runner out on the deck. The
size is 15 x 25.
It was a little chilly this morning but I can keep Iggy warm. Time
really seems to fly by.....I say that all the time! Last January I did a
review of a Fons & Porter book called Scrappy Fat Quarter Quilts for Martingale and started two different quilts. The quilts I started
were Barbed Wire and Trail Marker. You can read my post about them here.