this quilt was finished last January, but then I started to add some hand-quilting to it and couldn't stop. I love these fabrics and of course this Trip Around the World design. Sam's dad Mark has a similar quilt. And you know what? I'm not finished with these fabrics. Here's what I have left - and whether I make another trip or do something else, I am eager to finish off this group of fabrics. And keep whatever I make!
This has also been the season of the Hampton Weeked Bag by V and Co. I love its over-the-shoulder or cross-body feature, thanks to the adjustable strap. I just heard last night from niece Molly about how much she loves her. And that's how I feel about mine. The zippered pocket as well as the magnetic closures are great features, too. I just have two more to complete before Christmas, and they are almost finished.
My doctor had her first baby almost 8 months ago,and her husband has fallen in love with the baby quilt I made for little Veer. He asked her to ask me to make a second quilt, a bit bigger in greys, navy, and white (omg, I love this palette so much). She told him I was sick and probably didn't have time. But of course this is all part of the surprise as she commissioned this quilt and was delighted that I got it to her before the holidays.
microwave cozies. I made some at the Fall Retreat in Racine. When I actually began to use the ones I made, I realized how very useful they are. When I finally washed the ones I made, I realized they needed more quilting than I was doing. So I have modified this pattern to suit my way of sewing and my way of using them. Currently I am trying to modify this pattern to use for serving bowls and am also experimenting with using Insul-Brite instead of cotton or wool batting.