Monday, May 11, 2015

piece by piece

Did everyone have a good mothers day?  Mine was the best,because I found out that in November or December my first grandchild will be arriving!!!  So Exciting…

Of course I spent some time sewing as well.

This is my Manhattan Miss bag,Aprils bag of the month pattern which also includes a Mamma size.  If you just like to pack around the essentials this is the perfect size,the mamma holds more.  I was able to incorporate my recent cross stitch into the flap!

Directly under the flap is a slip pocket,perfect for my sunglasses/reading glasses,or something of similar size.  The pocket print comes off as yellowish,but actually matches the green in the cross stitch.

Inside,another slip pocket.  Of course you can customize it however you like,but since I wanted a fast finish,I did not add the zipper to the flap for that pocket or any other customizations of my own.  Next time…

A vintage paper pieced travel trailer/camper for my Pillow four Seasons Swap partner (on Flickr).  The pillow cover will measure 20x20 when finished.  My plan is to add aspen trees for a forest setting.

This round in Super Swaps (also on Flickr) the theme was thread catcher or table runner.  Tiny paper pieced geese in sun prints by Alison Glass.

Almost done with the geese,these took me around 8 hours from printing out the pattern to finishing the last section.  The smallest ones are four sections long,and the center larger one is three sections long.

The thread catcher in progress,just need to attach the bottom!

A peek inside.  I ran out of the quilters linen so am hoping that my partner won't mind the two strips of sun prints at the back.

Another quick finish!  Yesterday I whipped up this foot pedal mat,after seeing one over on FB last week.  It works like a charm to keep my foot pedal from running/sliding away from me while sewing!  It is a bit on the longish side,so if I were to make another one it would be a couple inches shorter.  All it took was a binding strip and some gripper or shelf liner,to make it stay put.

I joined IG a while back (just keep forgetting to mention it in a post)  you are welcome to follow me there.  I am @apaisleysunflower over there :).

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