Monday, September 28, 2015

Safari-patterned cosmetics bags

My dear sister's been invited to go on safari with a friend and wanted to give her an appropriate little thank you gift. We spotted this animal-print linen fabric in a quilting store we visited and presto!  It's two little bags.
I've photographed both sides, because all the sides have different animals on them.

I've already bought zippers to make a few more from different fabrics in my stash. They are easy, and go together so quickly. Much faster than a quilt!

Friday, September 4, 2015

Brooklyn Guild Challenge: Flight

I just put the finishing touches on the binding on a quilt for my quilt guild's fall quilt challenge: flight. I had a great time quilting it by machine, trying to make the quilting represent the wind. I don't know if the photo shows it, but the quilting really improved this rather basic simple pattern.
Anyway, the deadline is coming up for entries and it's always so much fun to be part of the group that steps up for the challenge. The quilts will go up on display at one of the local branch libraries to start, but afterwards they sometimes travel (as a group) for other exhibitions within parks or even the library's main branch.
I love my guild.  I feel lucky to be part of such a talented group!