Tuesday, March 26, 2019
I'm stepping out of my safe zone, big time. It's so easy to stay in my studio and make purses. But now it's time to step it up. I did that last fall when I spoke to the Women's Group in Palos about Sew Powerful. Now? I'm going to the International Quilt Festival at Rosemont to help set up and man the Sew Powerful booth. The purpose? To find and encourage others to make purses.These six purses are the most special ones I've made, knowing that they will be handled and touched. I think it will be fun to meet Jason and Cinnamon Miles, the brains behind Sew Powerful. And I'm excited about meeting some other purse makers whom I have "met" on Facebook. Along with these six purses I have 24 more. These purses, along with purses from some makers in Indiana, will be used to decorate the Sew Powerful booth as we "troll for pursemakers" and tell the Sew Powerful story.
https://canadianquilter.com/quilt-canada-2019/. Here's what I've made so far. These blocks are 6.5" each, and there will be 52 at the end. I have been using the closest scraps at hand. No surprise that these scraps have no color. It's a pleasant change from the purses.
Thursday, March 7, 2019
|These rainbow flaps on 6 purses for Sew Powerful are so dynamic! Great way to start off March|
|This quilt top - for me - is just waiting for the binding to be sewn down. I'm not sure why I want to do this huge quilt by hand, but I do. No. 12 thread is perfect for hand-binding.|
|After working with so much color, I had to find a lovely neutral project. And I love this one. The 16 blocks need to be joined and then surrounded by the darker grey.|
|These two baby quilts need to be basted and bound.|
|These two tops need basting, quilting, and binding.|
|This is my summer hand project. One of the nine 27" blocks is completed - the remaining 8 need to be marked.|
|I love these fabrics and am so ready to turn them into a full-size Trip Around the World.|
|And these 5" blocks on a black background? Yes, please.|