Friday, January 15, 2016

Quilty Items and a Destash Party

I thought you all would like to see a few things I made before Christmas that have nothing to do with coiled rope. The first three are items I made for an Instagram swap in Nov. Sad I can't show you what I got in the swap because my partner never sent me anything!



I made lots of bags this year small and large. Totes, cross body, cosmetic and wristlets! Totes were the first items I ever sold and I still enjoy making them.




Today I finally had to give in and do a bit of cleaning which took most of the morning hours. Now that I'm finally in the sewing room I hope to actually do some piecing and then quilting so I'll have some colorful items to share.

Some of you may remember I'm on the Quiltsy Team on Etsy. We are having a big destash party. Come check it out!

You are cordially invited to
The Great Quiltsy Destash Party
Starting Date: January 15th, 2016
The party ends when its all gone!
Place: The Quiltsy Team Pages on Etsy
We are a team of quilting entrepreneurs dedicated to making quality products, advancing our love of quilting, and supporting each other. In 2016 we will be working to showcase new products and ideas, promoting our shops, and changing the way you think about quilting! All this creativity means we are opening our quilting studios up to you. Fabrics, Patterns, Quilt Books, and Kits are all available for the taking. We welcome you to start your shopping and browsing at any time by clicking on the links below.
https://www.etsy.com/pages/quiltsyteam/destash-quilt-books
https://www.etsy.com/…/quiltsyteam/destash-patterns-and-kits
https://www.etsy.com/pages/quiltsyteam/destash-fabric
https://www.etsy.com/…/exciting-new-fabrics-patterns-and-to…
https://www.etsy.com/…/quiltsy…/gifts-for-sewing-enthusiasts
Please also feel free to browse our handmade items as well at:
https://www.etsy.com/pages/quiltsyteam
Thanks for stopping by and giving us a look. Happy Shopping!
Sincerely
The Quiltsy Group on Etsy

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Two Trivets and a New Bowl

I'll admit it! I am addicted to this coiled rope thing. I just can't stop grabbing and wrapping scraps. It's funny though, I'm using lots of scraps but I don't see any difference in my scrap bins. I am having fun so I guess that counts for something.



I am in a mini quilt swap on Instagram, so I promise to show some real quilty stuff in this space soon. It happens to have a rainbow theme which is right up my alley!

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Two Days in a Row!

I spent a bit of time yesterday going through batik fabric in my effort to clean, purge and reorganize. I found 2 batik scraps and converted one into a coiled rope bowl right away. This bowl is 3" at the base, 7" at the top and 2" high. This bowl was made with 7" by WOF scrap.


Once I have everything in it's former home or new home I plan to buy myself a new chair. The one I have now is done and it costs more to replace the hydraulic cylinder than to purchase a new one. Do you have a favorite chair? I'm open to suggestions.

On the crochet front I just finished a test pattern for Mad Cap Fancies. I love the results and it's blocking as I type this. Here's a picture but I'm sure it will look better once the blocking opens it up a bit.
I am linking up with Cynthia over at Quilting is more fun than Housework for Oh Scrap! Stop by and check it out.

Monday, January 4, 2016

Happy New Year

It's a new year and I've said this before but with a fresh start I'm going to see if I can restart this blog!
The end of the year found me very busy just like everyone else. Lots of gifts to make, orders to fill and Christmas decorating.
My family had another successful auction and pantry party with all proceeds going to help families in need at Christmas time. A new addition to the Quarterman clan is expected next month, another great niece for me.
My new Etsy team The Hot Bobbin is doing well and we are hoping for a good year in 2016.
On the things I am making front, I have become addicted to coiled rope bowls! There are about 5 in my shop and I made large ones as Christmas gifts. It's something I wanted to try for a long time but thought it would be difficult. Well it's so easy and the combinations are as versatile as your fabric stash. Here are a few of them




Friday, September 4, 2015

Autumn is Coming but not Fast Enough

I am the person who does not like summer! I really can't wait for these last few weeks to be done. So I thought I'd help it along with a little Halloween stitching this week.









  

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Just the Scraps Mam!

I don't usually work with solids, but I have lots of squares left from this quilt.



So I thought maybe I'd make a few mug rugs. Well mug rugs became something else....







a table runner with a snazzy stripe binding that is now in my Etsy shop.
I think I like it and more might be in the works.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

What I Did on my Summer Vacation

Last week DH, DD and I visited Chincoteague and Assateague Islands.




It was so relaxing!

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Crocheted Things

What's on my hooks!


 Michele DuNaier pattern Mine Once More The Verdant Gryphon Eidos and Ella Rae Lace Merino yarn

Michele DuNaier pattern Crossing the Brandywine Leading Men Fiber Arts Callback yarn

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Little Things

I've been making lots of small items lately. Cosmetic bags, crochet and knitting project bags. This all got started with one big order of bags for my niece's bridesmaids. She got married on July 11th and the bags were a hit!



Here are a few that made it to my Etsy shop.


I'm enjoying making these right now and yesterday I received some Kraft -Tex paper fabric in the mail. Can't wait to try it along with fabric in the next bag.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

On Sunday