Saturday, July 8, 2017

2017 Finish-A-Long , 3rd Quarter

 I have yet to finish a quilt in a while. I thought I would add a few of the unfinished quilts 
to the 3rd Quarter of the 2017 Finish-A-Long

http://www.shecanquilt.ca/2017/07/2017-fal-time-to-link-up-your-q3-list.html

1) Bonnie Hunter's Mystery Quilt - I've forgotten the year. . .  


 2) Kaffe Fassett's Quilt - I've forgotten the book


 3) Bonnie Hunter's Mystery Quilt - 2016
 

4)  Amanda Jean's Quilt Pattern - from her book Sunday Morning Quilts. 
There are still lots of pieces to cut, place, and sew.




I am hoping to finish at least a couple of these. 
The September  show at the South County Museum is just around the corner.


Saturday, July 1, 2017

More Mug Mats

I have had a chance to work on a small project. 
These are mug mats for the 2018 NBQA Quilt show.


 







 And I had the chance to finish this painting. It is a study of a Bearded Iris. Taken from the book "Smithsonian: The Botanical Palette". I wanted to work on color and layers but ended up with an opaque and muddy rendition. 





Winsor & Newton Watercolor 
Fabriano Acquarello 
Artistico extra white 
Hot Press 140 lb

Sunday, June 11, 2017

The Lobster Bag

Tote Bag #3 - The Lobster bag



A fun tote with lots of pockets inside and an anchor for Rhode Island!



I actually forgot to take a photo of bag #2. It was pink floral with a green base. I hope to make another one soon. And pictures will be taken!

Linking up with crazy mom quilts for finish it up Friday.


Saturday, April 29, 2017

Mug Mats

The Narragansett Bay Quilters guild is beginning to prepare for the biennial quilt show, scheduled for 2018. So it's time to make some mug mats. These are coasters that are 5 inch square. Although I think the sizes can vary a bit. They will be handed out to all the quilt show attendees as a souvenir of the show.

 



 

Linking up to Crazy Mom Quilts for finish-it-up Friday.





Saturday, April 22, 2017

The Paris Bag

Yesterday I took a class offered by the Narragansett Bay Quilt Guild (NBQA):  Basic Bag Making.

The instructor was the award winning quilt artist Janet Elia who blogs over at Janet Ann Creations. There was a lot of prep involved before the class and still more time was needed after class to finish the tote. The process was involved but the small class size resulted in one to one instruction, a fun day and a tote bag to be proud of!


The bag closes with a zippered top.

There are metal purse feet attached to the bottom.

And a zippered inside pocket.

As well as lots of open pockets on the inside of the bag.
 
I added a tag and D-ring to attached my keys to.

Voilà - the first of many, wonderful, completed tote bags.


I wasn't sure of the pocket -- so I added a bow!



 Here's Peggy working on her happy, springtime, black and yellow tote bag. 
I can't wait to see it finished!

Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts for finish-it-up Friday (4/22/17).



Sunday, April 9, 2017

Shopping at Ryco

I drove over to Ryco this afternoon to look at their 100% wool for Applique. They have some beautiful colors in - but not quite the purple I was looking for. It may be time for a road trip to the Door Mill Store in NH.

But I did not leave Ryco empty handed. What a wonderful place to visit and shop. The staff is wonderfully helpful!




Saturday, April 8, 2017

2017, 2nd Quarter Finish-A-Long

Linking up potential finish's for this spring:

1. Sweet Peas



2. Bonnie Hunter Mystery


3. Kaffe Fassett


4. Bonnie Hunter mystery 2016



5. Tumbler baby quilt



Linking up with Finish-A-Long, 2 nd Quarter. (#190!)