Wednesday, February 15, 2017

A Second Finish for Jean!

Do you remember this quilt I finished for my very talented mother-in-law?  Here's another quilt top that I helped her finish by quilting and binding.
I kept the quilting simple just be stitching in the ditch around the borders and on both sides of the pink rail fences.

Quilting this was a great chance to practice sewing straight without using rulers.  I know I need to practice quilting with rulers, but FMQ'ing a straight line seems like something I should be able to do. Let me tell you, this gal does not make small quilts!!  This one is a large full size quilt!

Isn't it a lovely?!  She's amazing!!

I also have a quick finish to share.  A friend of mine is a landscape designer and needed a pouch to hold some of her key design tools.  I used a very special home dec weight fabric that I purchased some years ago during one of my first fabric shopping trips with my son in Chicago.

I sort of designed this bag as my friend had a pretty good idea what size (height, width and depth) bag she needed and I couldn't readily find a pattern to fit.  I followed this tutorial to draft a pattern for the perfect size pouch.

She reports that it is working great...stands on it's on, fits all her tools and looks great on her workbench!  Hooray!



  1. Lovely quilt! Such simple designs, are always so lovely. And I really like your pouch too!

  2. Both times I have seen that pouch, I have thought it was a quilt! FYI - I can't quilt a straight line without a ruler to save my life!

  3. I love how the simple quilting looks on this quilt. I bet she loves having it finished. The pouch is super cute too.

  4. That is a great big beautiful quilt! And it looks so warm and cozy. You also did an amazing job on the pouch. How sweet of you to be using your talents to make these wonderful gifts for your friends!


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