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Thursday, July 30, 2015

My Applique Case

Here it is all finished and I've even completed the pattern for this beauty.  I just know other people are like me and would like a nice case to cart their applique projects in.
You can find the pattern on Craftsy.  The case is 22x16 when zipped up with it's double zipper and a whopping 46x22 when it's opened.

It has a thread pocket

A pocket for my light box and flannel sheet to hold my project nice and wrinkle free!

and the piece de resistance is the ironing pad.  

And here is a smaller one I made.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Yoko Saito Mystery Quilt

I'm still working on the 2012 Mystery Quilt that Yoko Saito created for QuiltMania magazine. You can still get the pattern at One World Fabrics  I know, I know I'm a couple years late but it's better late than never right!  So I have 3 blocks nearly complete, just have to do the backgrounds on those and I have one all ready to start (that is the hard part)
Here are my 4 so far.  Update, One World Fabrics no longer carry this pattern.  You can still get the back issues (87-92) on the Quiltmania European site,  some issues are British version and some are French etc, however you do not need to be able to read the instructions because the instructions are all over the internet and YouTube.  Here is the link  http://www.quiltmania.com/shop/en/3-quiltmania-magazine?quiltparams=quiltmania

And of course I can't just work on one thing at a time!  I'm working on a In Stitches Quilt Pattern called Betsy's Closet too!  Here is my progress so far.

And then I have to complete this mug rug for a swap event.  Almost done!  

Hope you have enjoyed looking at my progress....what are you working on?

Thursday, July 9, 2015

My Applique / Artist Tote

I'm going on retreat soon and on this retreat I'm bringing only hand work.  I don't think I'll even tote a machine with me this time.  I might even bring some knitting.  I have several patterns to choose from to finish/start and even design.  :)  So I needed an applique project tote.  Something that had an ironing board in it and something large enough for a cutting mat as well as a place to hold my blocks nicely so they don't get wrinkled up.  :)  Then I decided to add a thread holder to hold all the threads I'll need for my projects and of course I added a couple pockets!
So this is my prototype... this one is mine.  I will be making a pattern soon but after making this I decided I'd make one smaller for the pattern.  Not everyone thinks bigger is better and I think more people would like one that is more manageable.
So here are some pictures of my applique tote.  Enjoy