I love quilting magazines. I find so much inspiration there....even if I don't make anything from the magazine. But while devouring everything in this magazine I ran across a great Asian bag pattern.
(Tilt your head to the side or this picture!) I fell in love with it. So in June for our Shop Hop I found a whole cabinet full of Asian prints. I was sure that I wanted red and black but when I saw the pink fabric I knew I had to use it instead.
Didn't it turn out lovely!! I, yes me, myself, actually did some machine quilting on it too. A blogging friend, Nine Lisa from Mrs. Moen blog, told me to just go ahead and try it. She often uses a wavy line so it's not so noticeable if your line isn't so accurate. I was quite pleased that it went so well. The pattern was easy to follow and quite simple. I may just have to make another one.
I've also made the binding ( it looks quite red but it is brown) for my pink and brown Twister quilt. I just got it back from the quilter so will be binding it tonight and tomorrow. It's for a wedding present on Thursday so I'd better get moving.
Sorry about all the wrinkles but my back has been killing me for a week and I couldn't get down on the floor and smooth them out! (Yes I've been to my chiropractor and feel much better) I finished my red and green star quilt top. It is 86 X 96. I usually don't make my quilts that big anymore but I got carried away. I just love the fabric. It is called Petal Pushers but I forgot who made it. I only used 5 fabrics from the line of about 15 I think. The colors are much brighter in real life.
I love Halloweenand all the bright colors and fun fabrics. This was certainly an easy quilt top to make. I used 10 inch squares, mostly from a Layer Cake, but after cutting and sewing they ended up to be 8 1/4 inch blocks. I think I'll find a polka dot flannel for the back.
Now I'm ready to start cutting and sewing on an Asian inspired purse I bought fabric for over a month ago!
My friend, Janine, made this sweet little baby quilt using just 2 colors with the 4 inch twister template. The quilting is swirling flowers. I put the binding on a couple of days ago. The baby shower is today. I think this tiny baby and Mommy will be very happy.
Now I've got to get back down to my sewing room (after I finish making bread...I know, I know....its 98 degrees out and I'm making bread!). I'm almost finished with my green and red star quilt and I've been working on a bright and cheerful Halloween quilt that I have to get put together today. Yes....I HAVE TO!!