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.

VoilĂ  - 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!)