Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Yes I teach quilting----

But I LOVE going to classes! I always learn something!

My girlfriend and I went to a class with Rob Appell of Man Sewing of Missouri Star Quilt Co. for the 3 Dudes quilt at Meissners Sewing & Vacuum in Folsom, CA (yep-excuse for a road trip)

This is the lovely machine that Meissners provided fro the class..she purred like a kitten-and their classroom space is marvelous!

My block of f the strip set we made in class -yes ever the rebel I did put mine together differently..

And the "Man Sewing" in person:

The quilt porn I took home--an autographed copy of  "Coming Home"

The sexiest, sweetest sit-down long arm ever---drool-drool:

Oh My, Oh My. You really should go into Meissners and try it!

The strip set I finished last night to make the next block -it's going to be a small lap quilt

What have you been sewing?

Monday, February 15, 2016

My Valentine - A day of sewing!

I spent the day sewing!

But on Saturday - I spent the day searching for my Amy Butler Birdie Sling pattern. This has to be my favorite purse pattern - I have tried MANY! I keep coming back to this one because it holds a lot- and - it has this awesome, wide, padded shoulder strap! 

I have lots of other bags for different uses - like the Mondo bag from Quiltmsart

So I got dome tidying of the sewing room done as a by product of the search-'some'

I did pick fabrics

There is a lot of fusible fleece in this, and I needed the tube turner for a related project below-some good tools make life easier: Dritz themal thimbles and the Clover Iron Finger are finger savers for me!

                                                                         Inside large pocket

Finished product (Happy Dance)

It replaces this Studio Kat Carolina Carry All


Coordinated Quiltsmart cell phone bag with optional vinyl pocket for my University ID

Happily productive day-very nice valentine!

And of course a bit of stitching on this:

What did you sew this weekend?