Saturday, February 27, 2010

February Schnibbles~Sunday Best~

I had this done the first week of February and have no excuse for not posting it or anything earlier.  I loved making this Schnibbles, Sunday Best although my choice of fabric is not exactly what I think of when someone says Sunday Best!  I used charm packs of a Jennifer Paganelli line called Dance with me along with some fabric from my stash.  I was able to get a picture during one of our rare days when the sun actually came out.  I tried to make it fall-ish looking as it was so cold it felt like a fall day up North. 
I changed the corners a bit by cutting squares rather than continuing the smaller pieces.  I didn't like that way as you had to lop off pieces to make the border fit. 
Be sure to check out Sherri's or Sinta's blogs on March 1 for the Schnibbles Parade showcasing all the participants in a Year of Schnibbles.  It's amazing to see all the different permutations we quilters come up with.
Up next, I'll share progress on one of my New Year's Resolutions:  actually sewing some of the many kits I've collected.  

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Oy Vey!

I finished "My Paris Traveler's Bag" {pattern by Joanna Figueroa} that I started a few weeks ago. Can't say I'm nuts about how it turned out. Maybe the tincture of time will cure that as it was not an easy bag to make. I ended up having to re-do that red gusset where it attaches to the zipper panel. If you use a typical Coats Zipper from Joann's, the panel ends up too small for the gusset. I ended up emailing Joanna and it turns out the zipper she used was wider than the ones commonly available. On a positive note, the zipper installation was very easy.  All in all, I found the directions a bit difficult to follow.

Update:::  Hello, all, it's been awhile.  I just found I never posted this.  Not much sewing going on here until just recently.  I spent a good two weeks getting some much needed gardening accomplished.  That must sound odd to all you snowed-under but the weeds grow year round here in Florida!  It's back to sewing as the weather here has turned more wintry.  So, what have you been up to?