My dear friend & hired help, Kim, came to my rescue & is quilting them for me! Oh my gosh, I can't even begin to tell you what a life saver this is for me- ESPECIALLY since I need them done by their party on Saturday! Thank you, Kimbolene!!! Don't worry, blogosphere, this will not be the end of my quilting- just the end of quilting items larger than baby blankets. For now, anyway. I already have plans on making throw pillow covers w/ pieced together fronts that are quilted for extra coziness. I am going to use this tutorial by Ryan Walsh of I'm Just a Guy Who Quilts to get the sizing & flaps engineered correctly. I think I might make my first pillow cover w/ shoofly blocks which I found over at amy a la mode's blog. Super excited about that. :)
To quench my sewing thirst during The Great Quilting Boycott of 2010, I decided to try my hand at making some tote bags.
Some people put pennies in purses for good luck but this isn't a purse so I made a matching bookmark to go inside instead.
I also made two large tote bags.
This is how they compare in size to the small bag-
All in all, it was a pretty productive sewing day even w/o the quilting.
OH! I made banana bread too! This is the easiest recipe in the world.
- 1 cup of sugar
- 1.5 cups of flour
- 1/2 cup of oil
- 1 tsp of vanilla
- 1 tsp of baking soda
- 3 eggs
- 3 mashed bananas (or more if you really like bananas & want to use up all of the too ripe ones in the house)
- 1/2 cup of walnuts (optional)