Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Enter Christmas

Fort Worth, Texas December 2013
picture by Brian Luenser
Waiting for midnight Christmas eve service. 
 Advent is all about waiting but the time will come soon and Christmas will ENTER with light for the world.  Blessings to all this eve.  Piecing of Quilts give you peace and 
Peace of the Lord be with each of YOU. 

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Jean Bag for Holiday Exchange

Old hubby jeans...cut straight just below crotch , sew across the bottom, add straps made from leg of jean, line with cute fabric, add closure (be creative) and get it wrapped up to give away. Love these kind of bags that have lots of pockets from the jean front pockets and the jean back pockets with pockets inside, the special hiding place is when you unzip the zipper and you can put things between the bag and liner, easy to make and fun to do.  The hardest part for me is deciding what cute fabric to use for the lining.  Since these were men's jeans it makes a roomy project bag.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Christmas Table Runner

Visitng my BFF this last week gave us an opportunity to take a class at her local quilt store.   in the Phoenix area.  We really just needed to be together and do something creative. The A Quilter's Oasis  http://www.aquiltersoasis.com/ using a pattern from The Pattern Basket called Slice of Cake Table Runner designed for a "Layer Cake" (10" squares).  I chose a Christmas pack to make for the holiday.  The class turned out to be only the two of us, so we dived into the pattern.  Several set backs slowed us down but not to worry they were all solved...the teacher cut some squares for us and well, she cut all "a" an we needed "b"but luckily had enough fabric to make the correct cuts; then my BFFs sewing machine started making thread nests on the back side we had to give up and go home.  We each got 7 of the 19 squares done but at least all the cutting done.  We went straight to the sewing machine shop and dropped off the machine.  All is well as the machine was back on Thursday (tension part broke) and we got mine completed and her runner well along.  It was an easy sew and we both like the finished runner a lot.